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Steve Hoover appointed as CEO of Impossible Objects

The former Chief Technology Officer at Xerox reportedly aims to reimagine the future of 3D printing with Impossible Objects' breakthrough technology

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Impossible Objects, a leading provider of composite-based additive manufacturing (CBAM) solutions, has appointed Steve Hoover as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Hoover, the former Chief Technology Officer at Xerox, is an accomplished engineering and corporate development leader that reportedly aims to reimagine the future of 3D printing with Impossible Objects’ breakthrough technology.

“Steve’s experience in printing and deep understanding of technology is a perfect fit to commercialize our revolutionary 3D printing process,” said Robert Swartz, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Impossible Objects. “Steve has great experience in bringing new products to market and solving the hard problems of scaling a business.”

Hoover joins Impossible Objects following a storied career at Xerox. Today, he continues to serve as the Vice-Chair on the Consumer Reports Board of Directors, and Advisory Councils for two of the nation’s leading engineering colleges – Rochester Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University – his alma mater. Through his efforts, Hoover enabled Xerox to penetrate new markets, and was a catalyst for creating multiple businesses and technologies from PARC, a Xerox company, into both startups and other multinational companies.

Steve Hoover, the former Chief Technology Officer at Xerox, has been appointed as the CEO of Impossible Objects.
Impossible Objects’ CBAM 3D printer at the Miller Advanced Research and Solutions Center.

“I’m thrilled to join Impossible Objects,” said Steve Hoover. “I am continuously impressed with the technology, material possibilities, and most importantly, the people. I have been involved in a variety of 3DP projects over the past decades and Impossible Object’s groundbreaking technology solves critical problems in both manufacturing speed and part properties that enable the future of 3D printing. I am also very impressed with the excellent team and their deep expertise. I’m humbled to help lead this business into the next generation of manufacturing.”

Impossible Objects’ CBAM system prints a variety of composite materials that enable engineers to design stronger, lighter, and more durable parts for a range of applications in the aerospace, defense, electronics manufacturing, and transportation industries. Most notably, the Carbon Fiber (CF) PEEK 3D printed material with CBAM achieves excellent mechanical properties and is a suitable alternative for aluminum prototyping, tooling, spares, and repairs.

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