Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a manufacturer of 3D printers and materials for personal use, prototyping, and production, announced the appointment of Gilad Gans as President of its North American operations.
Gilad will oversee Stratasys’ North American sales and field operations, and its expansion efforts across the region. He will shift from his role as Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations during the first 6 months of the year. Stratasys has seen strong interest and demand for all its offerings across North America and is committed to address this growing demand.
Since the Objet-Stratasys merger, Stratasys Vice President Woody Frost has been responsible for North American operations in the position of General Manager. After 12 years at Stratasys in a variety of senior executive positions in sales, marketing, and service, Woody will move to a key role, reporting to Gilad and focusing on North American growth initiatives.
“North America is a key market for us,” says Stratasys CEO David Reis. “Our rapid growth and changing market conditions prompted this move to position ourselves to address market opportunities, as well as to support evolving customer needs. Gilad has a track record of establishing and growing significant parts of our business since he joined Stratasys in 2009. We believe that Gilad’s expertise and leadership will benefit and support our plans for continued growth in North America, and we look forward to him stepping into this new role.”