Krailling, June 22, 2017 – EOS, the world's leading technology provider for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has appointed Dr. Adrian Keppler to the position of CEO and Speaker of Corporate Management at EOS GmbH with immediate effect. In his new role, Dr. Keppler is now responsible for implementing the EOS strategy. Together with Dr. Tobias Abeln (CTO) and Eric Paffrath (CFO), Dr. Keppler heads up the operational management at EOS GmbH. A new member will be appointed to his previous management position as CMO of EOS GmbH. In the interim period, however, Dr. Keppler will fulfill both duties.
Regarding his new function, Dr. Adrian Keppler said: “I wish to thank the Langer family for entrusting me with this new position and I look forward to the task ahead. Our goal is to continue building on our leading market position and make a key contribution towards digitalization in the context of Industry 4.0.” He then continued: “The market for Additive Manufacturing (AM) offers a great deal of potential for the future. We will support a continually growing number of customers from a broad range of industries and fields of application in integrating industrial 3D printing in existing manufacturing environments.”
Dr. Hans J. Langer, founder of EOS, stated: “I am very happy to see Dr. Keppler taking on this new challenge. Even today, we can take pride in the fact that EOS continues to perform according to plan and is growing quicker than the market as a whole. With his wealth of experience in entering new market segments, Dr. Keppler is the right person to lead EOS GmbH into a successful future and continue developing it within the EOS Group.”
Dr. Hans J. Langer is handing over leadership of EOS GmbH and, as CEO & Chairman of the EOS Group, will increasingly dedicate his efforts to strategically expanding and developing the EOS Group in its entirety.
The Group comprises an extensive network of partners and participations and also supports promising start-ups that develop and provide solutions along the entire process chain of Additive Manufacturing. Apart from EOS GmbH and EOS Inc., the EOS Group controls a wide range of companies worldwide, which concentrate firstly on developing and manufacturing customer- and application-specific materials and secondly on developing sector- and application-specific Additive Manufacturing solutions and therefore on establishing customer-specific “AM-based digital factories”.
EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.