Michael Sorkin Joins Formlabs as EU Lead
SOMERVILLE, Mass., Aug. 12, 2015 – Formlabs, the makers of the Form 1+ SLA 3D printer, today announced that Michael Sorkin will be joining Formlabs leadership team to focus on the company’s EU expansion. Sorkin joins Formlabs from iGo3D, one of Europe’s leading 3D-printing distribution companies which he co-founded in 2013. The move signals Formlabs’ ongoing commitment to growing and serving its European presence.
“Europe is an extremely important territory for us, and we’re excited to have Michael Sorkin join our team,” said Maxim Lobovsky, Co-Founder of Formlabs. “Michael built iGo3D, one of the most important distribution channels for desktop 3D printing in Europe, he will use this experience do the same leading our efforts in Europe where we have experienced substantial growth in the past year”.
Sorkin brings deep entrepreneurial and market experience to the Formlabs team. During his time at iGo3D, he grew the company to a team of 50, expanding beyond Germany to serve the Netherlands, Poland and Russia. Sorkin also sits on the advisory board member of The 3D Printing Association, the leading global association for the 3D printing industry.
“I am honored to lead Formlabs’ European operations and excited for the challenges that lie in our future” said Sorkin. “iGo3D is a growing business in excellent hands. Today, I look forward to help Formlabs expand their European presence and provide excellent customer experience in Europe. It is a privilege to be part of an ambitious organization that is building some of the best products in the market.”
Sorkin’s addition marks a milestone in Formlabs’ rapid growth, as it continues to expand global operations. Formlabs’ pioneering Form 1 and Form 1+ 3D printers have won numerous industry and design awards, thrusting the company to the forefront of the desktop 3D printing industry.
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software.