Nexa3D, Co-founder and CEO
Avi was named as one of the Top 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream by Popular Mechanics Magazine in 2014; the same year he delivered a visionary TED talk titled ‘What’s Next in 3D Printing’, which has since reached over 2.5 million viewers.
Before forming XponentialWorks, Avi served as 3D Systems President, Chief Executive Officer and Director for twelve years. Under Avi’s leadership, 3D Systems emerged as a formidable global 3D printing provider with revenue growth exceeding 6 fold and market valuation growing over 12 fold. During his tenure, the company was ranked the 13th most Innovative Growth Company in the world by Forbes in 2014, and was named the 5th Fastest Growing Company in the U.S. and the country’s 2nd Fastest Growing Tech Company by Fortune Magazine in 2013.
Avi remains a hands-on inventor with over 30 patents credited to his name. He has spent a career foretelling the convergence of exponential technologies and its unlimited potential with insights that are sought out by numerous organizations, including Ag-Tech IoT leader Centaur, Media-Tech innovator ElasticMedia, and 3D printing disruptor Nexa3D, three game changing companies, where Avi is a Founder and Executive Chairman.
The impact of mass customization enabled by additive manufacturing cannot be overstated. Custom athletic shoes and insoles are already disrupting the consumer market, and industry analysts predict that 3D printing will have a significant impact on the $100 billion per year eyewear industry. “Users increasingly expect to be able to purchase eyewear products that are […]