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

Hamid Zarringhalam, Chairman Of The Supervisory Board

Mr. Hamid Zarringhalam, is Corporate Vice President of Nikon Corporation and CEO of Nikon Ventures Corporation

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Thomas Schweppe, Vice Chairman Of The Supervisory Board

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

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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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Yuichi Shibazaki

Mr. Yuichi Shibazaki, is Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Nikon Corporation.

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Masahiro Horie

Mr. Masahiro Horie, is Director and President of Nikon Europe B.V. 

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Johann Georg (“Jörg”) Jetter

Mr. Jörg Jetter is Founder and CEO of the 4JET Group, a German laser technology company specialized in laser surface treatment and laser micromachining systems for automotive, tire, glass, PV and aerospace industries.

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