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Hudson Becomes CEO and President of MELD PrintWorks

Robb Hudson

MELD Manufacturing Corporation announced Robb Hudson has been appointed CEO and President of the new spin out company MELD PrintWorks Corporation.

In this position, Hudson will be responsible for ensuring PrintWorks customers receive printed parts produced with the MELD technology, on time and with a level of quality that exceeds their expectations. He will lead the PrintWorks team in meeting the needs of customers, including those who struggle to obtain forgings, castings and other metal parts due to time constraints and supply chain issues.

"The opportunity to stand at the intersection of MELD's transformative technology and the current supply chain shortage in castings and forgings is a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Hudson. "I am thrilled to have been chosen to lead this amazing team of professionals and offer the MELD process as a service to industries struggling to meet their raw material needs."

Board Chair Nanci Hardwick stated, "I am delighted to have an experienced leader capable of delivering on the promise of additive to PrintWorks customers. Robb brings a passion for manufacturing and an understanding of how additive and advanced manufacturing can help create success in many industries, especially aerospace."

Most recently, Hudson was president and CEO of Aerodyn Engineering in Indianapolis, IN. Prior to Aerodyn Engineering, he served as CEO for Mitsui Seiki (USA), Inc., a precision machine tool builder. He has spent his career in the machine tool and manufacturing industries learning conventional and nonconventional machining processes primarily focused on the aerospace and turbine industries. During that time he led teams at Huffman Corporation (OPTOMEC), LASAG Industrial Laser (SWATCH Group), WINBRO Group, Mitsui Seiki and Aerodyne Engineering. These efforts spawned new technologies in 5-axis micro-precision laser cutting, laser ablation systems for turbine airfoil shaped cooling holes, Blue Arc Machining Systems and hybrid 3D printing and machining systems.

Hudson has held board level positions with several companies and has volunteered his time for economic development and work force development initiatives. He has also been an invited speaker around the world delivering technical papers and presentations on various manufacturing topics.

For more information contact:

MELD PrintWorks Corporation

415 National Drive

Christiansburg, VA 24073


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