Metal 3D printing company Velo3D has expanded the number of seats on its board of directors.

Ellen Smith, the first new board member, joined Velo3D from FTI Consulting where she served as senior managing director of the Energy, Power and Products practice. She has more than 30 years of experience including GE Energy and later at Pratt & Whitney, where she headed both the power segment and commercial engine segment with accountability for all P&L activities relating to aeroderivative power generation product sales, projects and service. As Pratt & Whitney's vice president of commercial engine programs, Smith led the development teams for the PW6000 engine and the PW4000, PW2000 and JT8/9D operational engine programs. Smith also previously served as the chief operating officer at National Grid U.S. and before that, as vice president of refinery optimization at Hess Corp. She has a leadership role on the Global Steering Committee for FTI Consulting's Women's Initiative and was named to the Top 50 Women in Power in 2003.

Gabrielle Toledano is chief operating officer of Keystone Strategy LLC, and has nearly 30 years of extensive leadership experience in human resources and operations at both enterprise and consumer companies. Toledano has experience serving on 10 public and private boards, including previously as chair of the compensation committee at Glu Mobile and Jive Software. Toledano currently serves as compensation committee chair at and is a member of the compensation committee at Bose Corporation as well as a board member at Namely. Previously, she was executive in residence for Comcast Ventures and its portfolio companies and was chief human resources officer at Tesla, Electronic Arts, and Siebel Systems. Toledano will join the Velo3D board as compensation committee chair.

Michael Idelchik, the third member, was previously vice president and officer of advanced technology at GE Global Research where for 39 years he led a global team of 1,200 scientists, engineers and technicians from a range of scientific and engineering discipline. Idelchik started his career at GE in GE Aviation, GE Healthcare and GE Lighting, and in 2002 he founded and built the China Engineering, Sourcing, Manufacturing and Research Technical Center in Shanghai.

This story uses material from Velo3D, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.