ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. (ARCW) a leading global provider of advanced manufacturing and 3D printing solutions based in Deland, Florida, USA, has announced the appointment of Ali Fadel as Vice President of International Sales and Business Development, a newly created role at ARC.
ARC stated that Fadel is a Metal Injection Molding (MIM) industry veteran, having formerly held the position of CEO at Indo-US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd, one of the world’s largest MIM producers headquartered in Bangalore, India. In this newly created role he will focus on distributing ARC products worldwide.
Jason Young, Chairman and CEO of ARC, commented, “We are honoured to have Mr Fadel join our team. Mr Fadel has an exceptional background in advanced manufacturing and Metal Injection Moulding, combined with an international sales background. While ARC has meaningful penetration in the US and European markets, we believe there are growth opportunities outside of those markets, particularly in regions such as Asia. With the addition of Mr Fadel, we should be able to further cement our leading position in MIM and gain additional market share. His background is also quite strategic to our overall business model, which should add to our ability to cross sell ARC products and bring our advanced manufacturing and 3D printing solutions to new markets.”
Fadel stated, “I am very excited to join the ARC team. I have always had great respect for ARC’s leadership in MIM. I also believe they have put together the most compelling platform in advanced manufacturing, with their holistic approach and focus on technology, which is what attracted me to ARC. I also think their unique approach of combining additive and subtractive technology is an excellent long term strategy. I believe there is a big opportunity to take their product offering and technology to new international markets, which I am quite excited to get to work on.”
Fadel has had an extensive international sales and advanced manufacturing career, having also held leadership positions at General Dynamics, Barnes Group, Herman Miller, Chrysler, and Textron. Fadel holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology and a Double Masters in Industrial and Chemical Engineering.
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