Wixom, MI – November 2018 – SLM Solutions NA regretfully announces that Richard Grylls will no longer fulfil the role of Technical Director. Grylls has taken a position with SLM customer, Carpenter Technology Corporation, where he will focus on applications of Additive Manufacturing. In his new role, Grylls will continue to support the growth and innovation of the additive manufacturing industry.
To fill the role, SLM Solutions has hired Aaron LaLonde as the Director of Applications Engineering. LaLonde will support customer applications including material properties questions and test part production, sales technical support, marketing support, and corporate research and development.
LaLonde brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the additive manufacturing industry including a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a M.S. from Washington State University.
In his role prior to joining SLM Solutions, LaLonde was responsible for machine research and development, and establishing a customer solutions center for the US market. He also lead additive manufacturing technology development and materials development to meet customer and market needs.
SLM Solutions NA President, Mark Hoefing, stated, “While we are sad to see Richard go, our team thanks him for his contributions to the company and wish him the best in his new position. We are very excited to welcome Aaron LaLonde to the team; with Aaron’s experience and leadership, we are confident that SLM Solutions will continue providing the industry’s best customer support, ensuring that our customers achieve an excellent return on their machine investments.”
About SLM Solutions
SLM Solutions is a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology. SLM Solutions focuses on the development, assembly, and sale of machines and integrated selective laser melting solutions. Selective laser melting products are utilized worldwide by customers in a wide variety of industries, including the aerospace, automotive, energy, and healthcare. SLM Solutions is headquartered in Lübeck, Germany, and has North American offices in Metro-Detroit, Michigan.