Metal 3D printing company Aurora Labs Limited has reportedly reorganized its executive team.

Current MD and CEO David Budge will take up the new role of chief technical officer, while Peter Snowsill, currently COO, will act as interim CEO pending a new CEO appointment.

According to the company, Snowsill is has over 25 years of technology-based executive, engineering and project management experience across Australia, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Other moments include the retirement of current chairman Paul Kristensen to ensure the appropriate board makeup for a company at Aurora’s size and development stage, Aurora said. Current executive directors David Budge and Nathan Henry will also retire from their board positions to ensure that the board is majority nonexecutive in makeup, and two new non-executives, Grant Mooney as non-executive chairman, and Ashley Zimpel as a non-executive director have joined in their place.

‘Aurora has received an increasing level of interest from several major international businesses for its 3D printing technology, so it’s imperative we are able to capitalise on this by ensuring we have the optimal skillset at a board and executive level for the next exciting phase of the company’s evolution,’ said Kristensen. ‘As the company’s founder, David [Budge] has been an integral part of Aurora’s development since its inception and his knowledge of 3D printing technology and the broader Aurora business is invaluable,’ he said. ‘This is why I’m delighted that David will continue at the company as CTO, which will enable him to focus on his primary expertise of cutting-edge research into 3D metal printing.’

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