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Exhibitor Advisory Council

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

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.

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Bruce Bradshaw

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

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

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Jay Dinsmore

Jay Dinsmore, Executive/Board Member, Addman Group; Founder & former CEO, Dinsmore, Inc.
Jay Dinsmore is an outspoken advocate and educator for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing technologies. With over 30 years of experience in the AM industry, Jay brings his in depth understanding of engineering, manufacturing, and design to help connect people with the right technology. After spending a significant time in traditional manufacturing, he’s developed keen insight into successful DFP (Design for Prototype) and DFAM (Design for Additive Manufacturing) using cutting edge technologies from the leading manufacturers. When it comes to Additive Manufacturing technologies, Jay focuses on being plausibly unbiased. He uses innovations in the industry’s technologies as tools to help customers find solutions for their projects while objectively guiding and educating people about the best fit for materials and finishings.

Jay is a recipient of the Additive Manufacturing industry's prestigious DINO Award, presented at the 2019 AMUG Conference. He has been involved with AMUG for several years, and recently served as AMUG’s Deputy Vice President for the past two years. As the Chair for Strategic Alliance for EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization) for three years, Jay Dinsmore’s expertise in both entrepreneurship and Additive Manufacturing has given him a multi-faceted perspective of AMUG’s effects on a larger scale; specifically, how the industry’s experts are deeply impacting the personal growth of each member.

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Zac DiVencenzo

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

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.

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Pia Kramer

Pia Kramer, Director of Marketing Communications, Brand & Experience, DyeMansion
After studying Media Communications in Germany and some first working experiences in the international advertising department of BMW or as editor for various magazines, Pia (31) joined DyeMansion back in 2016 as sixth employee. Since then, she built up all communication channels and the brand around the post-processing company from Munich. As of today, she is DyeMansion’s Director of Marketing Communications, Brand & Experience. A global role covering all marketing communication activities like Events, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, PR, Partner Marketing and Customer Experience.


Nils Niemeyer

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

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Kristen Warr

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.

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