Evolve Additive Solutions Announces New CEO, Jeff Blank

Press release submitted on behalf of Evolve Additive Solutions.

Evolve Additive Solutions, provider of industrial 3D printing solutions, is pleased to welcome a new era in its leadership by appointing Jeff Blank as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following a successful two-year term served by former CEO and industry veteran Joe Allison.

Under Joe’s leadership, Evolve achieved significant product advancements and early commercial growth. Joe joined Evolve as CEO in early 2022 and guided the company through numerous, pivotal milestones including the appointment of Jeff Blank as the company’s President and COO, chartering him with delivery of hardware, software, and materials products. Evolve celebrates these achievements as Joe transitions to become Chairman of its Board of Directors.

Jeff brings a wealth of experience to his new role, beginning with a strong product development background in 2D printing, compounded by notable success as an engineering and operations executive in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing space. This, combined with the significant positive impact Jeff has made during his existing tenure at Evolve, ensures continuity in strong leadership and a seamless transition to CEO.

“I joined Evolve two years ago because I believe in the combination of our technology and people – and their unique abilities to address critical gaps in scaling additive manufacturing for production,” said Jeff Blank. “Evolve, and our STEP Technology, are at the beginning of an incredible journey to deliver immense value in manufacturing. My vision is that soon we will see STEP on factory floors right alongside injection molding machines.”

The Evolve organization looks forward to the future under Jeff’s leadership and remains committed to advancing its solutions for manufacturing.

About Jeff Blank
Jeff Blank is an industry veteran with experience in both 2D and 3D printing spanning over three decades. He has a diverse engineering and business background with a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and MBA from the University of Portland. After spending nearly twenty years delivering 2D printers for Tektronix and Xerox Corporation, Jeff joined 3D Systems to lead all engineering and product delivery organizations and initiatives worldwide. After that and just prior to joining Evolve, he served as COO for NanoVox / Vadient Optics. Jeff specializes in architecting and developing reliable and transformative products and solutions and scaling them from concept to commercial success.  

About Joe Allison
Joe Allison’s career in additive manufacturing began in 1987 as an R&D engineer at 3D Systems. He went on to pursue entrepreneurial passions and founded Solid Concepts, one of the earliest and over time, one of the largest, 3D printing and manufacturing service bureaus in the world, where he served as CEO for over 23 years before selling the business to Stratasys in 2014. He has dedicated more than 35 years to spearheading practical demonstrations of new software, printing and manufacturing processes, and materials to meet the requirements of challenging applications. In recent years, Joe has been an active investor and advisor to many companies in the additive manufacturing space, including Evolve Additive Solutions. Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California and remains a prominent and active figure in the industry. 

About Evolve Additive Solutions
Evolve Additive Solutions is transforming how the world manufactures. Founded in 2017, the company offers additive manufacturing production equipment, materials, software, parts production, application and consulting services. Evolve allows for manufacturing flexibility, creating uniquely functional products while increasing speed to market and efficiency securing supply chains. Evolve’s patented STEP technology is able to efficiently produce commercial grade production parts and create unique products that cannot be manufactured with traditional methods. The company is headquartered in Minnetonka, MN with a materials technology center based in Rochester, NY. More at: www.evolveadditive.com