MN, USA and REHOVOT, Israel, Nov 2, 2015 - Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, announced it has tapped Dell, Inc. veteran John Gould as the newest member of the company's leadership team. With more than 20 years of global management and technology experience, Gould will serve as president of North American operations.
John Gould, president for Stratasys North America, brings more than 20 years of global management and technology experience. Photo:Stratasys
With experience as an executive leader at computing giant Dell, Gould has deep operational expertise and a strong track record of success with go-to-market strategy and global sales leadership.
"Stratasys has helped define the market for 3D printing and next generation manufacturing," said Stratasys Chief Business Officer, Josh Claman. "With a strong market position across North America and worldwide, Stratasys is committed to investing in key people to continue its growth and leadership position. I'm excited to bring John Gould on board, and I'm confident he will lead our North American team to the next level of growth."
As president of North American operations and a crucial member of the executive leadership team, he is charged with defining the company's North American strategy to expand the business, maintain Stratasys' thought leadership position, and continue to improve both the customer and channel partner experience.
"As a defining force in 3D printing solutions, Stratasys is in the unique position to capture additional market opportunities throughout North America," said Gould. "I'm very excited about the opportunity that lies ahead for our customers, resellers and Stratasys, and I am confidentStratasys can continue to build significant momentum across the region."
Gould comes to Stratasys from online marketing and advertising solutions provider ReachLocal, Inc. where he acted as chief revenue officer and general manager of North America. With full P&L responsibility, Gould also had functional ownership for all sales channels: inside, outside, national accounts and partner channels.
At Dell, Inc., Gould served as executive director and general manager for the company's IT Consulting Division for both the Americas and EMEA regions. He delivered multi-year, double-digit revenue growth for the division (over $400 million in total revenue) while increasing the division's operating income. The industry veteran also has senior sales and marketing leadership experience from market leaders: ADP,Compaq Computer Corporation and The Mathworks. Gould has a bachelor's degree in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA in general management and marketing from Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management.
About Stratasys Ltd
For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing - shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company's solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility - reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers producing prototypes and parts; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and Thingiverse/GrabCAD communities with 5+ million free design components, printable files. With 3,000 employees and 800 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. For more information, visit www.stratasys.com or http://blog.stratasys.com.