Digital printing industry professional brings proven track record into new role to drive commercial success
Stratasys EMEA, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions today announced that Wolfgang Kochan will be joining the company to take up the newly-created position of General Manager for the DACH (German speaking countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region.
Reporting directly to Andy Middleton, President of Stratasys EMEA, Kochan's role will see him drive continued growth of the Stratasys business in German speaking countries. With a solid 15 years' experience working in the fast-moving digital printing sector, Kochan brings a wealth of expertise managing large and diverse teams tasked with securing customer adoption of new technologies.
"The recent opening of our new EMEA headquarters facility, together with our continued and prolific new product development programme demonstrates our focus on expanding our operations," comments Middleton. "Wolfgang is a very welcome addition to our EMEA team and will be integral to achieving our objectives. He and his team will help us meet our commercial targets, driving growth within key sectors like aerospace and automotive markets while helping our customers cut costs and increase productivity through the use of Stratasys 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions."
Kochan adds, "I enjoyed working in the 2D digital printing industry immensely and am certain that my track record for delivering against key targets will set me in good stead for my new role. As I see it, 3D printing is set to revolutionise the world of manufacturing and I'm delighted to be part of what is clearly an exciting time for Stratasys and the industry as a whole."