Solidscape’s David R. Bothwell Retires; Fabio M. Esposito Named President
Solidscape®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high precision 3D printers for direct manufacturing applications, announced the retirement of David R. Bothwell, President and Chief Executive Officer following 14 years of leadership and service to Solidscape.
Bothwell’s retirement marks the end of a planned transitional period with Fabio M. Esposito assuming the leadership role as President of Solidscape, Inc. effective immediately.
“At Solidscape I’ve had the privilege to work with really gifted employees, partners and customers,” commented Bothwell. Together we’ve take Solidscape from a small start-up to industry leadership in high precision 3D wax printing and the recent launch of the 3Z printer series ensures a new era of growth for the company.”
“The real highlight of my career was working in collaboration with our Value Added Resellers to consistently provide excellent service to our rapidly-growing customer base,” added Bothwell. “With the right management team, products and partners in place I can move on with great confidence in Solidscape’s future—my mission is accomplished.”
Commenting on the transition, Esposito said, “David’s leadership shaped our success and who we are today. As a result of his steady hand Solidscape grew significantly in every dimension and is incredibly well positioned for the future. I look forward to building upon David’s success, as we empower the growth of small and medium business around the world through the power and promise of 3D direct manufacturing.”
Mr. Bothwell joined Solidscape in March, 1998 bringing a proven record of accomplishments in the computer peripheral industry. At Solidscape he oversaw the introduction of every major Solidscape product and the global growth of the company. This included the sale of Solidscape to Stratasys, Inc. in May, 2011.
Esposito joined Solidscape in 2007 from Parsytec AG in Germany, a global leader specializing in surface inspection, quality and yield management solutions. Esposito held the position of Vice President of the American subsidiary, after successfully developing the business in Southern Europe. He holds a BS and MS degrees in Electronic Engineering and has an extensive background in managing sales of complex, integrated software and technology solutions in process industries worldwide. At Solidscape he most recently held the position of Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing.
Fabio’s unique qualifications and effective leadership skills ideally suit him to lead Solidscape moving forward,” said Bothwell. “I know that he and his team will take it to the next level.”