EOS (which stands for Electro Optical Systems, but never goes by that full name) has appointed Tim Morris as its new vice president, EOS of North America Inc. The additive manufacturing technology company attracted Morris from Trumpf North America, where he supervised the sales and service activities of the Laser Technology Division.
“Tim Morris brings extensive, specialized experience to his new post that will help us find and support customers who wish to explore the many benefits of producing end-use parts with laser sintering,” said Hans J. Langer, Ph.D., founder and CEO of EOS.
In addition to his 10 years at Trumpf, a company that provides metal processing, laser-based production processes, electronic applications and hospital equipment, Morris has worked in a wide range of other fields, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and consumer electronics.
“I look forward to putting my experience and broad industry background to work for EOS,” Morris said. “We can help companies transition successfully from prototyping to production, and we can also support those who want to expand upon their traditional manufacturing processes.”
A number of North American companies already are manufacturing with EOS technology using one of the 130 systems currently installed in the field since EOS established a U.S. presence 10 years ago. Products are wide-ranging, from patient-specific plastic drill guides for surgery and polyamide components for unmanned aircraft to metal tooling inserts and dental copings. Metals, especially, are finding manufacturing applications in the medical industry. To date, approximately 450 of the 1,100 EOS systems installed globally (in all industries) are direct metal laser-sintering systems.
According to EOS, Morris’ duties in his new role include managing sales and marketing, service and application engineering, and administration. He also will oversee the EOS of North America Inc. family of companies such as Advanced Laser Materials and Integra LifeSciences Corporation, which specialize in researching and developing engineered materials for additive manufacturing processes, along with providing comprehensive customer support.
Morris will be based in Novi, Mich., where EOS has established its Technical Center for North America. The facility contains plastic and metal systems as well as a laboratory where applications engineers can meet with manufacturers to explore the suitability of the technology for their products.
EOS has been in operation since 1989, and is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
EOS Appoints VP of North American Operations
Published September 7, 2012
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