Former HP Printer Chief ‘VJ’ Joshi is New CEO of 3D Systems

3D Systems CEO Vyomesh Joshi .

3D Systems, one of the leaders in the 3D-printer market, has appointed Vyomesh Joshi (VJ) president and CEO. Joshi is well-known as having been instrumental in Hewlett-Packard’s printing business, and succeeds 3D Systems’ interim-president and CEO Andy Johnson, who will continue in his role as 3D Systems Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.

According to 3D Systems, while leading HP’s $26 billion printing business, Joshi  was responsible for doubling HP’s printing business operating profits during an 11-year period.

“I am incredibly excited about the future of 3D Systems. We have a tremendous opportunity to help customers take advantage of the era of manufacturing transformation, including mass customization,” said Joshi in a prepared statement. “While the company has a strong history in place, it is clear that we need to develop new and innovative products with unprecedented quality and service levels to drive sustainable growth and profits.”

“We are pleased to announce VJ’s appointment as president and CEO of 3D Systems,” said Wally Loewenbaum, Chairman of the 3D Systems Board of Directors. “VJ’s significant experience scaling and strengthening technology-driven businesses, his expertise in product development and innovation, and his proven track record of operational excellence make him the ideal candidate to lead our company into its next era.”