James L McCarley has joined 3D printing specialist ExOne as chief executive officer (CEO).

S Kent Rockwell, previously chairman of the board and chief executive officer, is transitioning to executive chairman of the Board of Directors. In his new role, Rockwell will continue to lead the company's strategic planning and execution. 

‘We are pleased to add Jim as CEO, bringing his extensive experience in both operations and sales, particularly on the direct metals side of our business where we are strategically focused over the next several years,’ said Rockwell. ‘This is the perfect time to add Jim to our leadership team, having just finished a record second quarter and first half of 2016.’

McCarley formerly served as executive vice president – operations of RTI International Metals Inc, a producer of titanium mill products and a supplier of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components. McCarley had previously served as the CEO of General Vortex Energy Inc, a private developer of engine and combustion technologies. 

Early development

‘As one of ExOne's founders and its largest stockholder, Kent Rockwell has led and funded the company from its early development stages through its 2013 IPO, applying his entrepreneurial approach in introducing our binder jetting technology to the world of industrial manufacturing,’ said Lloyd Semple, lead independent director of ExOne's board of directors. ‘The entire board is extremely grateful to Kent for his outstanding leadership and continued commitment to ExOne.’

ExOne also announced that President Hans Sack will be retiring at the end of August. ‘We are thankful to Hans for his contributions to the company, particularly with respect to his focus on global operations,’ said Rockwell. ‘We wish Hans the very best as he retires from ExOne to pursue other interests.’

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