Marie Langer, daughter of founder Dr. Hans J. Langer, has been appointed new chief executive officer (CEO) of EOS GmbH with immediate effect, placing the strategic direction of the company firmly in her hands. Her key focus will be on strategy, marketing, communications as well as corporate culture, organisational and people development.
EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, is restructuring its company management with immediate effect. In doing so, the owner family underscores its long-term commitment, while at the same time laying the foundations to optimally position the company in a highly dynamic and constantly evolving market environment.
“Thirty years of personal commitment at all levels and our shared culture have made us into the highly successful company we are today. We have successfully harnessed the pioneering spirit of the early years and combined it with the expertise of a global market leader,” said Langer. “From both a technological and an organisational perspective, EOS is optimally positioned for a successful future. My vision is that EOS stays at the cutting edge of industrial 3D printing technology and that the company makes a sustainable contribution towards solving the huge challenges facing us today. We want our technology to do more than driving economic growth. We want it to provide positive environmental and social benefits.”
Extended Management Board
As managing director, Dr. Adrian Keppler will further focus on the development of strategic customer and partner relationships and will oversee the close collaboration between the EOS subsidiaries and with the EOS Ecosystem.
Eric Paffrath, in his function as managing director, will continue to bear overall commercial responsibility for EOS GmbH. In this role, he will be heading Finance, Business Administration and Information Technology divisions, as well as other commercial areas.
CTO and CCOO to Leave EOS
The previous CTO Dr. Tobias Abeln and the previous CCOO Bertrand Humel van der Lee are leaving the company by mutual agreement.
EOS founder Dr. Langer commented, “I would like to thank Tobias Abeln who has worked with passion and enthusiasm for the last eight years, during which he successfully built a strong and highly capable technical organisation that has been a cornerstone of our success. I would also like to thank Bertrand Humel van der Lee, for his key contribution to sales, service and marketing across all regions during his time at EOS.”
The New CTO Organisation
In October, EOS introduced a product line-oriented structure geared towards the needs of its customers and comprising four central divisions: metal systems, polymer systems and materials, software and innovation. This will maximise synergies, accelerate decision-making processes and ensure consistent support throughout the product life cycle.
The EOS Ecosystem
Set up and expanded by Dr. Langer over many years, the EOS Ecosystem is a multi-layered network of EOS affiliates, external partners and the company AM Ventures and supports promising start-ups. This cooperation combines expertise to enable the implementation of customer-specific manufacturing solutions along the entire value chain – from the initial idea to design and engineering, right through to production and post-processing and, ultimately, the finished component.
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