Luebeck, Germany, July 28, 2014 – SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (also referred to as “3D printing”), is expanding its Management Board to include industry expert Henner Schöneborn, previously Executive Vice President at SLM Solutions. Schöneborn is regarded as a pioneer of selective laser melting technology, and will now be responsible for the "Corporate Development and Innovation" area on the Management Board.
Henner Schöneborn has worked for SLM Solutions and its predecessor companies since 1993. He has almost three decades of industry experience, as well as proven expertise in the area of metal-based additive and subtractive manufacturing technologies. After graduating from Cologne University of Applied Sciences in mechanical engineering, Schöneborn went on to qualify in technology economics at the Cologne European Academy. Before moving to SLM Solutions, he was product manager at Stuttgart-based machine tool manufacturing company Hahn & Kolb, among other roles. As the third Management Board member of SLM Solutions Group AG, Schöneborn will be responsible in future for the area of corporate development and innovation.
Dr. Markus Rechlin, CEO of SLM Solutions Group AG, expressed his satisfaction at this appointment: "Research and development play a critical role in our growth strategy for the coming years. For this reason, I welcome the expansion of our Management Board to include a specialist whose knowledge of the market and technology for metal-based 3D printing is almost unparalleled. We are looking forward to our further collaboration with Mr. Schöneborn in this key Group position."
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 80 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.