Airwolf 3D, the privately-held designer, manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers, has named Mark Mathews, the former president and CEO of Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., as their new president.
Mathews led Toshiba America Business Solutions, a $750 million company with more than 3,000 employees in North and South America, to changes in their strategic direction and operated Toshiba's office equipment and document solutions business.
Mathews, a 20-year veteran at Toshiba, was credited with pushing Toshiba through a period of solid growth and earned a variety of industry accolades. He will report directly to Airwolf 3D's founder and chairman, Erick Wolf, and Mathews will be tasked with running the business side of the company. His duties will include sales and marketing, finance, and operations as well as seeking investment capital.
"Working with an early stage, high-tech company is a unique opportunity. The 3D printing industry is like the Wild West: It's chaotic, it's raw and it's fun," Mathews said. "Best of all, I have the opportunity to use my 20 years of high-tech business-to-business expertise to develop and execute a plan for rapid growth in what's expected to be a $12 billion industry by 2025."
Airwolf 3D makes all their 3D printers in America. Their devices are manufactured at the company's 15,000 sq. ft. facility in Costa Mesa, Calif. Airwolf 3D printers can be found in engineering firms, government agencies and schools worldwide.
"Mark Mathews will take Airwolf 3D to the next level. We've spent the past two years establishing the company as a serious innovator and manufacturer of advanced commercial 3D printers. His extensive knowledge of sales and marketing strategy, product development, supply chains and operations will help propel us into the forefront of our industry," Wolf said of the appointment. "Most importantly, he will be seeking investment partners to accelerate our business expansion by allowing us to grow our core business as well as diversifying our revenue streams."
Mathews earned a BA from the United States Air Force Academy and then served as an officer for six years. He later completed his master's degree in civil engineering at Columbia University and followed those studies by earning an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. He is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and serves on the Board of Directors.
"I'm working with owners who are pushing the boundaries of innovation and, more importantly, share the same values and vision I have," Mathews added. "Given all that, Airwolf 3D is the perfect fit for me."