March 31, 2020

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Ultimaker expands its leadership team to support global growth

Ultimaker, the global leader in desktop 3D printing, recently strengthened its leadership team with four new talents to drive its worldwide growth even further.

Sebastiaan Verhaar, CCO at Ultimaker

To capitalize on the success of Ultimaker’s regional commercial teams in the APAC, EMEA, and US, and to drive this growth even further, Sebastiaan Verhaar is appointed as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Verhaar will help galvanize Ultimaker’s global sales efforts. He has over 16 years of experience with companies like Equinix and Google, setting up and growing successful international sales and business development teams in a range of sectors including Internet data services, telecommunications, enterprise software, SaaS, Cloud and IoT. While witnessing Ultimaker’s rapid growth from a distance the last few years, Verhaar is very excited to play a major role in taking Ultimaker’s profit-making to exciting new heights.

Mariska van IJzerloo, CPO at Ultimaker

Ultimaker’s ambitious growth plans require the strengthening and broadening of the global organization. To support this vision, Mariska van IJzerloo joined Ultimaker in late 2019 as Chief People Officer (CPO). She is responsible for HR, People and Leadership Development and Sustainability. Van IJzerloo has more than 15 years of leadership at globally innovative and engineering companies, such as REEBOK, DENSO, Arcadis and Ampelmann. Besides strategic HR, leadership, talent acquisition and talent development, Van IJzerloo’s expertise lies with guiding the further globalisation of ambitious scale-ups. According to Van IJzerloo, steep organizational growth happens only when the people of the organization grow as well, and she is driven to encourage a healthy and inspiring environment for all Ultimaker employees to flourish in.

Siebe Beintema, CIO at Ultimaker

As the new CIO for Ultimaker, Siebe Beintema will help to further define the company’s IT Strategy to support the growth and development of the IT and IT-related teams. Beintema brings years of expertise to Ultimaker, with past positions in IT Management and as a CIO for companies such as Thomas Cook and Lefebvre Sarrut Group/Sdu. Within the last five years, Beintema participated in the acquisition and integration of various Belgian and Dutch companies. He will be responsible for IT management, web development, ERP, as well as software and services delivery platform. Driven by sharing new and innovative solutions for the company with his colleagues and clients, Beintema is eager to support the continuous growth of Ultimaker.

Paul Heijmans, Vice President Application Software R&D at Ultimaker

Siebe Beintema will work closely alongside Paul Heijmans, who is appointed as VP Application Software R&D. Heijmans will lead the R&D application software department and will report to Dick Moerkens, CTO at Ultimaker. He brings over 20 years of experience in software engineering to Ultimaker, that includes developing custom software, building software products, to building and running software as a service. Heijmans will focus on shaping and executing Ultimaker’s software strategy, the development of Ultimaker Cura and other future software related services. Heijmans is proud to be a part of the team that delivered this accessible, open software that serves as a key accelerator in the global adoption of 3D printing.

About Ultimaker

Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.

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