Formlabs Appoints Jikun Kim as CFO, Stefan Hollaender as EU Managing Director
SOMERVILLE, MA, USA, Mar 29, 2019 – Formlabs, the designer and manufacturer of powerful and accessible 3D printing systems, today announced it has hired Jikun Kim as its new Chief Financial Officer and Stefan Hollaender as its EU Managing Director. Both leaders offer unmatched strategic management experience and counsel when it comes to scaling innovative international technology companies.
“We’ve seen consistent, steady growth and both Jikun and Stefan will provide critical strategic support during this next phase,” said Max Lobovsky, co-founder and CEO of Formlabs. “These appointments help to build out our global leadership team as we continue to scale internationally.”
Jikun Kim has more than 20 years of strategic management experience in high growth technology companies, both public and private, serving as the Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Kim served as Chief Financial Officer of EMCORE Corporation, Merex Group and at AeroVironment, Inc.
Prior work experiences include Equity Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley covering semiconductor companies in Asia and Principal at Booz Allen & Hamilton, a global strategic management consulting firm. Mr. Kim has an MBA from Columbia Business School, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Berkeley.
Stefan Hollaender brings more than 20 years of management experience to the table, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Partner Management for T-Systems International. There, he worked to build a strategic partner ecosystem for the digital business of Deutsche Telekom.
With stints at Hewlett-Packard, SONY, Microsoft and T-Systems, Stefan has a knack for general and product management, marketing, sales and leadership. His track record in building strategic ecosystems and his strong entrepreneurial spirit make him an ideal candidate to drive new innovative opportunities for Formlabs in Europe. He holds a degree in business administration and technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Jikun Kim will join Formlabs’ Boston office and Stefan Hollaender will be based in the Berlin office.
Both roles are effective immediately.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.