21 May 2019
GE Additive appoints Igal Kaptsan as General Manager for Software
Cincinnati, OH, May 21, 2019 – GE Additive announced today the appointment of Igal Kaptsan as Software General Manager, reporting to Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive. In this newly created position Kaptsan is responsible for shaping and leading GE Additive’s software strategy, defining business priorities, product roadmaps, features and functionality.
Based in Boston, Kaptsan will work closely with software teams within GE Additive’s Technology and Engineering group, product management leadership across the business and with the wider commercial organisation, to further refine the company’s software strategy.
GE Additive’s software vision remains centered on a partnership approach to simplifying the additive process and enabling an interoperable workflow. The company’s software strategy envisions creating a common experience through a secure, intuitive tool that reduces design iterations and speeds up the time to print a good part, according to the design intent.
Kapstan brings over 25 years’ experience in the engineering software industry and joins GE Additive from Dassault Systèmes, where he served as Vice President, Product Management for its SOLIDWORKS portfolio.
Prior to Dassault Systèmes, Igal worked in product management roles at PTC. He was also founder and CEO of KollabNet, a dependency management software company, acquired by Bentley Systems, where he went onto serve as a Director of Applied Research for Advanced 3D Products.
“Software is a crucial element to the future of the design manufacturing process. We are excited to welcome Igal to the team, and the leadership and experience he brings to a critical growth area for our business,“ said Jason Oliver, President & CEO, GE Additive.
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GE Additive – part of GE (NYSE: GE) is a world leader in additive design and manufacturing, a pioneering process that has the power and potential to transform businesses. Through our integrated offering of additive experts, advanced machines and quality materials, we empower our customers to build innovative new products. Products that solve manufacturing challenges, improve business outcomes and help change the world for the better. GE Additive includes additive machine providers Concept Laser and Arcam EBM; along with additive material provider AP&C.