Former HP Senior Exec Chris Morgan Joins Stratasys as Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer
MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, ISRAEL—November 20, 2014—Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a leading global provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has announced the appointment of Chris Morgan as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) for Stratasys. Morgan is a 25-year veteran of HP.
Effective immediately, Morgan will assume responsibility for Stratasys’ global marketing activities, including developing strategy and building a global team that will support the company’s worldwide expansion and rapid growth.
"As a senior vice president of HP’s multi-billion dollar graphics solutions business in the Printing and Personal Systems Group, Morgan was responsible for several thousand employees worldwide and helped drive HP from challenger to established market leader," said Stratasys executive vice president, Dan Yalon, whom Morgan will report to. "His experience and skills are what we sought in a marketing leader."
David Reis, Stratasys CEO, also commented on Morgan's new position: "Chris is an accomplished senior executive with an impressive background of building and growing multi-billion dollar businesses and developing high-performance organizations. At HP he was instrumental in helping shape the transition from analogue to digital in the 2-D printer world."
From 2004 through 2009, Morgan was a senior vice president for HP’s imaging and printing business in the Asia Pacific/Japan region. Between 2001 and 2004, he led worldwide marketing strategy and sales for HP’s imaging and printing business. In this role, he drove brand and demand activities globally and orchestrated global development of key channels and routes to market. He also led strategy development for the entire business.
About Stratasys Ltd.
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3-D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM, PolyJet, and WDM 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3-D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a digital-manufacturing service comprising RedEye, Harvest Technologies and Solid Concepts. Stratasys has more than 2,800 employees, holds over 600 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership.