BETHESDA, Md., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xometry Inc., a next-generation advanced-manufacturing company, today announced that it has opened an office in Bethesda, MD. The company has also made two key executive appointments, with Bill Cronin joining the company as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Michael Dickson joining as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing. Both will report directly to Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry.
"We're thrilled to open our office in Bethesda to support the rapid growth trajectory of our company," said Altschuler. "Our proprietary technology has been very successful in attracting over 1,600 corporate customers and the addition of Bill and Michael to our team is a key step in increasing our marketing and business development efforts to drive revenue growth."
Xometry's Bethesda office will include the Marketing, Development and Strategic Sourcing teams, while the Corporate Headquarters in Gaithersburg will continue to serve as the hub for the Manufacturing and Project Management groups.
Cronin brings more than 20 years of experience in senior management roles at MasterCard, USA Today and, most recently, WeddingWire to Xometry. At WeddingWire, he was the Vice President of Marketing, where he led consumer and B2B marketing as well as Events, Editorial and Public Relations for the online vertical marketplace. Prior to WeddingWire, Cronin served as Vice President of Marketing at USA Today, leading the relaunch of the brand across all channels. He also held a number of roles at MasterCard over a decade, including leading marketing for MasterCard Europe as well as creating and leading MasterCard's Merchant Marketing team. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
Dickson brings 11 years of experience to Xometry through corporate strategic and operational roles at Siemens, Enviva LP and AES and was most recently a management consultant with global engineering firm Black & Veatch. Prior to Black & Veatch, Dickson worked in corporate strategy for Siemens' US subsidiary as well as in engineering and operations at Enviva LP, where he led the development of new manufacturing facilities. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Xometry, founded in the fall of 2013, is committed to bringing manufacturing back to America by using software to build a robust and scalable manufacturing platform. Xometry employs a machine-learning approach to provide its customers the optimal manufacturing solution at the best price. For more information, visit www.xometry.com.
Xometry's diverse customer base of more than 1,600 companies includes blue-chip names such as General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, MIT Lincoln Lab, NASA, Samsung, Stryker and the US Army.
In a September 2015 report, the Wall Street technology research firm Pacific Crest declared that Xometry has the "...best prices and user experience," versus its competitors both public and private.
SOURCE Xometry Inc.