Senior Management

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.

Rudolf Franz, COO / CFO

Rudolf Franz (born 1967) has been one of our shareholders through his venture fund Franz Industriebeteiligungen AG since 2003. Since 2003 he is focusing as Chief Operating Officer on marketing and sales, finance and controlling and administration. In addition, he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2013.

Rudolf Franz studied economics at the University of Augsburg and earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management at the Munich University of Applied Science. In 1995 he started his career as an investment manager at Technologieholding VC GmbH where he managed the Munich investment team as a partner of the company two years later. After that Rudolf Franz was the Deputy Managing Director of 3i Group from 2000 to 2002. In this role he was in charge of technology investments in the German-speaking market.

Franz Hägle, Director Engineering

Franz Hägle (born 1961) is in position as Director Engineering responsible for the development, design and product maintenance of the printing systems at voxeljet.

He joined voxeljet in 2017 with comprehensive expertise for complex robot systems and automation solutions within the industry 4.0 environment.  As a generalist and internationally experienced manager with focus on CAD, product data and knowledge management, the graduate engineer focuses on the continuous process optimization and tailoring of voxeljet's printing systems. He graduated from the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences with a degree in design and applied computer science. At previous stations such as Parker Hannifin and Brooks Automation he gained a wealth of experience in the field of automation which can also be applied to 3D printing.

Tobias Reinold, Director Systems

Tobias Reinold (born 1976) holds the position of Director Systems in which he is in charge of mechanical engineering and the worldwide service. The industrial engineering graduate joined our company in 2007 and assumed responsibility for ground-breaking mechanical engineering projects in the following year. To worldwide customers Tobias Reinold is a popular consultant in all technical issues related to voxeljet 3D printers.

Christian Uhlmann, Director Purchasing

Christian Uhlmann (born in 1978) is responsible for voxeljet's strategic purchasing department. The qualified business management expert joined the company in 2016 as Director Purchasing with the goal of further optimizing the purchasing processes and supplier management system.

Christian Uhlmann has already collected 10 years of experience in various areas of purchasing with industrial enterprises, including MAN Trucks & Bus AG in Munich.

Alexander Kudernatsch, VP Services

Alexander Kudernatsch (born 1969) is a recognized 3D printing expert. He has been with our company since its foundation in 1999 and has significantly contributed to the development of our business.

Until 2012 Alexander Kudernatsch, in his role as Director Services, had been responsible for establishing and managing the service center, which is now one of Europe’s service providers with the highest capacity. Since 2013 he has held the position of VP Services being responsible for the further development of service centers in the Americas, Asia and Europe. While studying mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich Alexander Kudernatsch already explored the field of rapid prototyping.

Christian Träger, Director Sales & Marketing

Christian Träger (born in 1985), industrial engineer, started to turn his focus on additive manufacturing as early as his post-secondary studies. He started his career at voxeljet as a graduating student in 2010 and worked as a project manager in the Customer Service division after completing his final thesis. Based on his extensive experience in international customer projects, he joined the printing systems sales team in 2012, concentrating on Asian markets. Since August 2016, he has been in charge of global system sales in his capacity as global Sales Director. Since April 2017 he is acts as the Director Sales & Marketing. 

Richard Höfer, Director Finance, Controlling & Accounting

Richard Höfer (born 1984) joined voxeljet as Manager Controlling in 2013. By optimizing the operational planning process and introducing reporting structures he has played a significant role in the further development of our monitoring and controlling functions. At the end of 2014 he was promoted to the position as Director Finance, Controlling & Accounting.

After successfully completing his studies with a Master degree in business administration at the University of Augsburg Richard Höfer initially started his career at the auditing company KPMG.

Johannes Pesch, Director Business Development

Johannes Pesch (born 1988) joined voxeljet as assistant to the Board of Directors in mid 2014. He became Manager Business Development in mid 2015 and supports strategic projects like the SAP roll-out and the start-up of our branches in the UK, India and China. In 2017 he was promoted to become a Director of Business Development and Investor Relations.  After successfully completing his studies with a Master degree in industrial engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Johannes Pesch initially started his career at Bosch. There, he worked as the personal assistant to the Managing Director of Bosch Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

David Tait, Managing Director voxeljet America

David Tait (born 1955) joined voxeljet as Managing Director of voxeljet America Inc. in 2014. His main responsibility lies in implementing our strategy of growth by further driving the development of our American subsidiary.

Having founded and guided Radian Precision Inc., LFX Technologies and Laserform to improved sales and profits David Tait has a solid record of achievement in advanced technology and additive manufacturing business leadership. The startup rapid prototyping company Laserform employs stereolithography in 3D printing and has become an established technology leader. David Tait earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University.

James Reeves, Managing Director voxeljet UK

James Reeves (born 1980) has been Managing Director of voxeljet UK Ltd since 2015. He is responsible for the service center in Milton Keynes as well as the entire national growth strategy. After qualifying as a chartered engineer and the training to become "Certified Director", he gained extensive experience in several companies in the development of new concepts and technologies from the initial idea through to commercial exploitation. He is also a specialist in the commercialization of innovative technologies in a growing market environment having advised some of the large international automotive companies and the British Government. James Reeves wants to use his experience to take advantage of the full potential of the UK market for voxeljet.

Nidhi Shah, Managing Director voxeljet India

Nidhi Shah (born in 1981) joined voxeljet as Managing Director of voxeljet India Pvt. Ltd. in 2015. Prior to joining the management team, she has played a significant role in improving and expanding the visibility for voxeljet in India and driving its development and sales activities. Nidhi Shah has over a decade of experience in the 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing technology. She was at the helm of Imaginarium, one of India’s largest Additive Manufacturing service bureaus. During her tenure at Imaginarium, she extended her knowledge in various 3D Printing technologies like SLA, SLS, MJM, DLP and Vacuum Casting as well as their applications.

Nidhi Shah earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics degree from Pune University.

Jin Tianshi, Managing Director voxeljet China

Tianshi Jin (born 1971) joined voxeljet China Pvt. Ltd. as Managing Director in 2015. He brings more than fifteen years of 3D printing and rapid casting experience and a thorough understanding of the Chinese market to the company. Prior to joining the company, Tianshi Jin was General Manager of Wenzhou Product Innovation Center Co. Ltd., a state-owned company. Moreover, he worked at WPIC and Metang Novatech Co., Ltd. which is one of the leading 3D printing service and system provider. In 2013, Tianshi Jin founded Meimai Fastcast Suzhou Co. Ltd., which specializes in sand printing and rapid casting services.

Tianshi Jin studied mechanical engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University and holds a Master degree in management engineering. He started his career at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank where he worked for five years after his graduation.