Forward AM, the Additive Manufacturing solutions brand of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, has announced that Martin Back will assume the role of Managing Director of BASF 3D Printing Solutions as of August 1, 2022, following François Minec’s decision to leave this role and the company, which went into effect on May 31, 2022.
Minec held the position of Managing Director since April 2019 and set the company on a growth track by accelerating the commercialisation of Additive Manufacturing. It was stated he will continue his commitment to industrialising Additive Manufacturing and plans to remain in the industry.
With twenty-five years of industry experience in management roles, Back is familiar with the additive and manufacturing industries, having already served as Managing Director of BigRep GmbH from 2018 to 2021.
It is reported that Volker Hammes, Managing Director BASF New Business GmbH and chairman of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH will ensure a smooth transition period. Minec will support Back during the start of his new role. The strategic direction of BASF 3D Printing Solutions will remain unchanged and continue aiming at industrialising Additive Manufacturing.
Back commented, “I am honoured to take over responsibility at BASF 3D Printing Solutions. I am thrilled to actively contribute to the growth of the Additive Manufacturing business together with our global customer base and established partner network.”