Author: Avi Reichental
Avi Reichental is one of the world’s leading authorities on 3D printing and exponential tech convergence. In 2014, he was named by Popular Mechanics as one of the top 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream, and was listed by Fortune magazine in 2013 as a top 50 business leader. His acclaimed TED talk about the future of 3D printing has garnered more than 2.5 million views. As the former president and CEO of 3D Systems, Reichental built the company into a formidable global 3D printing leader. He now holds numerous leadership roles in the 3D printing industry, including co-chairman of Nano Dimension, vice chairman of DWS, vice-chairman of Techniplas, executive chairman and co-founder of Nexa3D, executive chairman of NXT Factory, and founder, chairman, and CEO of XponentialWorks, an advisory, venture investment, and product development company. Reichental is also a general partner at OurCrowd’s Cognitiv venture fund for AI, robotics and digital manufacturing startups. He sat on the board of directors of Harman International until its sale to Samsung, and is the founder and executive chairman of ag-tech pioneer Centaur. Reichental contributes his knowledge and insights as a contributor to Forbes and TechCrunch. He is a core faculty member at Singularity University, a member of the XPRIZE board, and a trustee of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum.