Sandvik Additive Manufacturing, a division of Sandvik AB, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has strengthened its Osprey® metal powders sales team with the appointment of Dr Martin McMahon has Head of Global Powder Sales. The company also announced that Manuel Winkler and Dr Olesia Khafizova have joined as sales representatives, reinforcing the EMEA metal powder sales team.
McMahon has a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Liverpool University, UK, and has gained extensive experience from the metal Additive Manufacturing sector, where he’s held several senior positions with companies such as Renishaw and 3T Additive Manufacturing. Joining Sandvik from his most recent position as Business Development Director at Aluminium Materials Technologies, McMahon has reportedly played a key role in introducing AM to a number of industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive, defence, oil & gas, energy, medical, and food.
Winkler has a Master’s degree in technical management from Clausthal University of Technology, Germany, and started his career in quality management, consulting and sales related roles at international enterprises and global manufacturers for automotive and the processing industry. Formerly, he entered Sandvik Hyperion as a Sales Specialist in metal machining and built up a successful customer portfolio which he previously pursued at Hyperion Materials and Technologies.
Dr Olesia Khafizova has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia, where she majored in improving mechanical properties of welded joints. Since 2016, she has been a Market Manager for Composites and Additive Manufacturing at Shimadzu Europe GmbH, where she managed R&D projects on material testing solutions in collaboration with the global headquarter and international industrial and research partners. Khafizova successfully supported the sales of products for AM materials assessment and handled aspects of the sales and post-sales process, and has also been involved in regulatory requirements such as DIN, ISO, ASTM and Nadcap.