Management & Supervisory Board
of SLM Solutions

Management Team of SLM Solutions

Sam O’Leary, CEO

Sam O’Leary has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SLM Solutions since 20 January 2021. Before assuming the CEO role, he was the COO of SLM Solutions. Mr. O’Leary draws on a high degree of expertise in the fields of development and commercialization of additive production plants, the industrialization of production processes and optimization of supply chains. Before joining SLM, Mr. O’Leary oversaw product management for the Concept Laser Division at General Electric and he was responsible for the development and commercialization of all product systems. Earlier stages in Sam O’Leary’s career comprised Alstom/GE and Score Group plc.

Dirk Ackermann, CFO and Member of the Management Board

Dirk Ackermann has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SLM Solutions Group AG since May 2020. Since August 2021, he is also member of the management board being responsible for Finance, IT, Legal, HR, and After Sales. Mr. Ackermann benefits from a strong operational and digital mindset which allows him to drive the company´s operational excellence goals. Before joining SLM Solutions, he was a senior finance manager at General Electric holding positions of varying responsibility across several geographies.

Charlie Grace, CCO and Member of the Management Board

Charlie Grace joined SLM Solutions as Chief Sales Officer in February 2021. In July of 2022, he was appointed to Chief Commercial Officer and is also member of the management board. As a board member he will oversee SLM’s global commercial activities including commercial strategy, business development and marketing. Charlie is an additive manufacturing maestro and draws from his vast experience from previous senior executive roles.

Supervisory Board

Thomas Schweppe, Chairman Of The Supervisory Board

Mr. Thomas Schweppe, resident in Bad Homburg, is managing director of 7Square GmbH.

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Magnus René, Representative Of The Chairman Of The Supervisory Board 

Magnus René, resident in Boston, Massachusetts, is an industrial engineer. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Integrum AB and Chairman of the board of Ovzon AB. He was previously President and CEO of Arcam AB.

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Kevin Czinger

Kevin Czinger, resident in Santa Monica, California, is an entrepreneur, technologist and inventor.  He is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Divergent Technologies, Inc., a Los Angeles based technology company focused on additive manufacturing and adaptive production systems.

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Hans-Joachim Ihde

Hans-Joachim Ihde (*1945) completed a commercial apprenticeship and started to work as a sales manager for HEK GmbH, Luebeck, an indirect subsidiary of the international MCP Group, in 1970. In 1979, he became managing director of HEK GmbH. Later, in 1991, he became president and CEO of the MCP Group. After the merger between MCP Group and Sidech SA Belgium in 2007, he became CEO of the newly arranged group. Subsequent to the separation of the rapid prototyping and selective laser melting business from MCP group and the transfer to the MTT Technologies Group in 2008, Ihde became CEO of the MTT Technologies Group. After MTT Technologies GmbH had been bought and renamed to SLM Solutions GmbH, Ihde became managing director of SLM Solutions GmbH in 2010, and held this position until 2013. In 2014, he was elected to the Supervisory Board following the IPO.

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Dr. Nicole Englisch 

Dr. Nicole Englisch is a Lawyer and Partner at Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP. 

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