The RAPID + TCT Exhibitor Advisory Council (EAC) are industry representatives selected from exhibitors at RAPID + TCT. This council collaborates with SME to improve and enhance the overall event experience for both exhibitors and attendees.
The primary goal of the Exhibitor Advisory Council is to provide valuable feedback to SME and Rapid News Group, co-producers of the RAPID + TCT event. Their input influences the shape of the event’s future direction.
Tim Avila, Senior Vice President of Marketing, nTop
Tim is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for nTop where he is responsible for the worldwide marketing, demand generation, and product marketing functions at the company. Prior to nTop he led marketing organizations that delivered exceptional growth at Carbon, Yahoo!, BrightRoll, and Intellimize. Tim earned both MBA and BSc degrees from Santa Clara University and is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area where he currently resides.
Bruce Bradshaw, Chief Marketing Officer, 6K
As Chief Marketing Officer Bruce Bradshaw leads 6K’s Marketing efforts globally. His experience in strategy, public relations, product management, communication and messaging has helped position 6K as a leading producer of critical materials in the additive manufacturing and battery/energy storage markets. Prior to 6K, Bradshaw was a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Evolve Additive Solutions. Before Evolve Bradshaw was Chief Marketing Officer for GE Additive for the EBM platform, AP&C powders and the company’s medical implant contractor Disanto. Bradshaw started his additive manufacturing experience at Stratasys where he held the position of Vice President of Marketing, North America. Mr. Bradshaw is a frequent speaker at leading industry events such as Rapid, Formext and the Battery Show and has authored countless articles in leading industry publications. He is also a recipient of the AMUG users group Distinguished INnovator Operators Award (DINO). He brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise in technology, marketing and 18+ years in additive manufacturing for organizations like Evolve, GE Additive, Arcam and Stratasys.
Ben Demuth, Head of Americas Marketing, HP 3D Printing
Ben Demuth is currently the Head of Americas Marketing for HP 3D Printing where he is responsible for demand gen, account-based marketing strategy, and product marketing. He is a skilled product and go-to-market strategist, with 13 years of experience in additive manufacturing. Ben has held positions in new business incubation, insights & analytics, product development & commercialization, and engineering. In these roles, he has helped successfully develop, launch, and grow both products and new business initiatives. His roles have afforded him a broad range of experiences across industry segments and additive technologies. He maintains a keen interest in new product development and digital workflow enablement and thrives in the fuzzy front end of the innovation process. He holds an MBA in Strategy & Management from the Carlson School of Management and a BS in Applied Science from the University of Wisconsin
Zac DiVencenzo, President/Co-founder, JuggerBot 3D LLC
Zac DiVencenzo is the President and Co-founder of JuggerBot 3D, a rapidly growing OEM of large scale pellet-fed additive manufacturing equipment. Zac has over 10 years of experience designing and integrating industrial automation equipment and advanced material processing with thermoplastic composites and thermosets within additive manufacturing. He serves as the Vice-Chair of American Foundry Society - Hard Tooling Committee. Before JuggerBot 3D, he held the position of Innovation Manager with Commercial Metal Forming and oversaw all multidiscipline projects and programs across their manufacturing sites and distribution centers. Zac obtained his B.S. in Industrial & System Engineering from Youngstown State University.
Andrew Hally, Chief Marketing Officer, Markforged
Andrew Hally is the Chief Marketing Officer at Markforged, a role he assumed in January 2022. He brings with him 25 years of diverse technology marketing experience. Prior to Markforged, Hally served as CMO at Bynder, a global leader in digital asset management, and Allego, a leading sales enablement platform provider. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
Nils Niemeyer, General Manager, DMG MORI Additive Solutions for North America
Nils Niemeyer, General Manager at DMG MORI Additive Solutions for North America, possesses 15+ years of manufacturing experience. Prior roles span Production Strategy, Product Management, Sales, and Service in factories and regional organizations. His AM passion ignited as a Global Manufacturing Consultant at Siemens, where he explored AM's versatile applications, recognizing its disruptive potential in design and supply chain resilience alongside traditional manufacturing methods.
Nils earned a Dipl.-Ing. (B.Sc and M.Sc equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering and Production Technology from RWTH Aachen University, cultivating precision machining technologies in research institutes like RWTH Aachen University's Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) and the Laboratory for Precision Machining (LMP) at University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. He is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, enriching his technical background with business and entrepreneurship acumen.
Michael Raphael, Founder and CEO, Direct Dimensions Inc.
Michael Raphael started in the field of 3D metrology in 1985 as an engineer responsible for solving aerospace manufacturing problems at what became Lockheed Martin Corp. While there, Raphael helped develop and became the first user and customer of a revolutionary new portable 3D-industrial measurement technology, called the FaroArm, sold today throughout the world. Following several years of in-plant development, he left aerospace to form Direct Dimensions Inc. in 1995. Over the past 30 years, DDI has expanded significantly to use the most comprehensive array of 3D-scanning technologies and digital modeling solutions for the widest range of applications and industries. SME Member Since 2005
Kristen Warr, Marketing Manager at EOS North America
Kristen Warr, Marketing Manager at EOS North America oversees and executes all digital marketing campaigns, implements strategic direction for trade shows, events, and webinars, and develops annual SEM, digital, and print advertising placements for the North American market. She has been in the 3D printing and manufacturing industries for over a decade, bringing industry knowledge and marketing expertise to her position with EOS. She previously held positions as Marketing Events & PR Manager at EOS North America and Marketing Manager at Linear AMS before assuming her current role. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Michigan State University and a Marketing Strategy Certificate from the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Renette Youssef, Chief Marketing Officer, Velo3D
Renette Youssef has been serving as Velo3D’s Chief Marketing Officer since October 2020. With 15 years of experience, she has held pivotal roles in leading technology companies. Renette was the Vice President of Marketing at Clever Inc. She also played significant roles at CrowdFlower Inc. (before it became Figure Eight) as the Vice President of Marketing and Growth and at Tradeshift, where she served as SVP of Global Marketing & PR.
Renette’s professional journey is underscored by strategic leadership and achievements, such as elevating a tech brand's revenue to $145M. Renette holds a B.A. in Marketing and Communications from the University of Sydney. As Velo3D’s CMO, she continues to redefine the role of marketing in technology, emphasizing perpetual growth and innovation.