3D printing vendor, Stratasys, has promoted its vice-president APJ, Omer Krieger, to general manager of Stratasys Asia Pacific and Japan.
The appointment follows the promotion of Jonathan Jaglom, who previously served in this role, to chief executive of MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys, which was announced separately today.
Krieger has served as vice-president of Sales APJ for the last two years.
Previously, he served as product manager at Stratasys (Objet), managing new product introduction, go-to-market strategies and sales operations.
When Objet merged with Stratasys in 2012, Mr. Krieger was appointed Sales Director of APJ.
In his new role, Krieger will report to David Reis , chief executive officer of Stratasys, in his capacity as chief business officer.
Reis said Omer's significant experience, both in the APJ region and in the 3D printing industry in general, made him the ideal candidate to lead the business in the rapidly growing APJ market.
"Omer is in an excellent position to meet the growing demand and significant potential for expansion of this critical market for Stratasys," he said.
"We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with the expertise they have come to expect and look forward to working with new partners in the future. "
As Krieger assumes the general manager position, outgoing general manager, Jonathan Jaglom, will transition to a new position as chief executive of Stratasys' MakerBot operation.
According to a company statement, Jaglom has played a pivotal role in expanding Stratasys' business in APJ over the last two years.
Reis said the business had seen tremendous growth, and Stratasys had secured its leadership position in the APJ region.
"We are very pleased that Jonathan will be taking a new role at MakerBot, to continue to drive growth and innovation. He has established a strong foundation for Stratasys APJ's future growth," he said.
Jenny Lawton , who previously held the position, has been promoted to serve as executive vice president of special projects for Stratasys, reporting to Reis in his capacity as chief business officer.