The Executive Board of voxeljet AG consists of two persons: Dr. Ingo Ederer who is the founder and has the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Rudolf Franz who has the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Dr. Ingo Ederer, CEO

Dr. Ingo Ederer (born 1967) is not only the key inventor of our technology but also one of the business founders. From 1999 to 2013 he built up the company into a leading provider of 3D printers for industrial and commercial customers. He was appointed CEO of voxeljet in 2013.

After successfully completing his studies in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich Dr. Ederer also obtained his doctorate at this university in 2000. He started intensively exploring the field of Additive Manufacturing during his studies. Since then, he has become a recognized expert in this area of expertise and has enriched the professional world.

Ingo Ederer from voxeljet
Rudolf Franz from voxeljet

Rudolf Franz, COO/CFO

Rudolf Franz (born 1967) joined the team of founders in early 2002 and became one of the larger shareholders of voxeljet in 2003. Since then Rudolf has helped to grow voxeljet AG from a small engineering business with 10 employees to a global business more than 250 employees in 2021. In his role as COO he is focusing on marketing and sales, finance and controlling, risk management, compliance, legal, HR, business development and investor relations. Since the IPO on NYSE in 2013 and the move to NASDAQ in 2020, he has been serving as the CFO of our company.

Rudolf Franz studied political economics at the University of Augsburg and earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the Munich University of Applied Science. In 1995, he started his career as an investment manager at Technologieholding VC GmbH, a leading European venture capital firm at this time, where he managed the Munich investment team as a partner of the company two years later. Early 2000 together with the other partners of Technologieholding he sold his shares to 3i Group plc. (www.3i.com) based in London where he then was in charge of technology investments in the German-speaking market.