ExOne Announces Appoints a New President

ExOne appoints Hans J. Sack as President. With tons of experience in the automotive & steel industries it looks like a great play.

3d printing, metal, business, ExOne has announced that it has appointed Hans J. Sack to serve as President of the Company effective March 16, 2015.

Mr. Sack brings considerable experience in the metals and automotive industries. Accordingly, he will apply a strong base of leadership in operational, commercial, geographic and strategic matters to ExOne. In connection with this appointment, Mr. Sack resigned from the ExOne Board of Directors and as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee effective on March 10, 2015. Concurrently, the Board reduced its size to seven members and appointed current director Raymond J. Kilmer to serve as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee.

ExOne Chairman and CEO, S. Kent Rockwell, commented, “During his tenure as Director, Hans has demonstrated a wealth of operational and strategic experience, leadership and keen judgment. As President, he can be even more instrumental in the execution of our key strategic and operating plans for 2015 and beyond. We are pleased to welcome him to our executive team.”

Mr. Sack served as a member of the ExOne Board of Directors and as Chair of the Strategic Oversight Committee from December 17, 2014 to March 10, 2015. 

Mr. Sack also served as a Managing Director of HEADWATERS | SC, a private consulting firm, from 2013 to February 28, 2015. In that position, he worked on client engagement matters relating to business growth, strategy development and implementation, operational improvement initiatives, and acquisition and consolidation strategies and related due diligence. 

Prior to joining Headwaters, from 2010 to 2012, Mr. Sack served as President and CEO of Berg Steel Pipe Corp., the US subsidiary of Europipe GmbH, a global leader in large diameter pipe for oil and gas pipelines. Prior thereto, he served as President and CEO of Latrobe Specialty Steel Company, a producer of aerospace metals and tool steels owned by private equity firms, from 2006 to 2009. 

From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Sack was employed by The Timken Company‘s steel business,  serving in progressively challenging operational roles which lead to President and CEO of Timken Latrobe Steel in 1996 and becoming an officer of The Timken Company in 1998. 

Mr. Sack received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Saint Vincent College and its McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government.

Source: ExOne