Luebeck, Germany, October 9, 2014 – SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (often referred to as "3D printing"), is expanding the management team of its operating subsidiary to include Andreas Frahm (51). As an expert in international sales and service, he was a member of the executive management team at the Luebeck-based Dräger Group, before being appointed managing director at SLM Solutions GmbH on October 1, 2014.
After graduating in industrial engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology, Frahm joined Dräger, a leading manufacturer of medical and safety technology. During almost twenty years at Dräger Medical he gained extensive expertise in implementing regional and groupwide sales and service strategies. Following career steps in Europe and Asia-Pacific, his most recent appointment was the position of Chief Sales Officer at the Dräger Group in Luebeck. Mr. Frahm will be responsible for international sales, marketing and service activities at SLM Solutions.
"With Andreas Frahm we have recruited a sales expert who deeply knows the international markets – which will prove particularly beneficial to us given SLM Solutions' strategic orientation: along with stronger R&D and developing our business with consumables, expanding our international sales in Asia and the USA forms the third pillar of our corporate strategy. With this expansion, we are positioning our management team on a broader base," is how the CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG, Dr. Markus Rechlin, comments on this hiring decision.
Andreas Frahm is looking forward to his work at SLM Solutions: "From my experience at Dräger I am familiar with the challenges that complex high-tech products such as SLM Solutions' laser melting systems make of sales and service. I am looking forward to making my contribution to the success of SLM Solutions – a highly innovative company based in my home region."
About the company
SLM Solutions Group AG, headquartered in Luebeck, Germany, is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (also commonly referred to as “3D printing”). SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly and sales of machines and integrated system solutions in the field of selective laser melting, vacuum and metal casting. SLM Solutions currently employs over 100 people in Germany and the USA. The products are used worldwide by customers in particular from the aerospace, energy, healthcare and automotive industries. SLM Solutions stands for technologically advanced, innovative and highly efficient integrated system solutions.