As the ExOne Metal Designlab™ Product Manager at ExOne, Howard is the key driver for the innovative product line. Howard has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with extensive experience in both the CAD/CAE/PLM software and additive manufacturing industries. In software, Howard has aided in the advanced deployment of CAD and PLM solutions for engineering companies while working for industry leaders such as Siemens PLM, Solidworks and PTC. He has served in various roles including applications expert, training instructor, deployment solutions specialist and systems analyst. In additive manufacturing, Howard served as a Product Manager at Z Corporation for Z Corp’s metal casting refractory Z Cast as well as developing new methods and applications for the adoption of color in 3D printing. At Stratasys he served as a regional technical manager for building a support network of engineers that helped grow the channel. Most recently at Viridis3D, Howard was Product Manager for the RAM sand printer systems for the metal casting industry. His role spanned multiple aspects of system acceptance from business development, operations, presales, marketing, design, installation and support.