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Oct 14, 2021 | Diversity, Featured Successful Placements, Jeff Hocking, Successful Placements

Yan Liang appointed as Senior Vice President of Products at Shapeways

Shapeways (NYSE: SHPW), a leader in the large and fast-growing digital manufacturing industry, recently appointed Yan Liang as Senior Vice President, Products.

Liang has over twenty years in the high-tech industry for companies including SAP, Symantec, Nest Investor, Asurion, and McAfee. She has helped large and small companies define, manage, and build software services for enterprise, SMB, and consumer markets both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Shapeways, Liang served as the Vice President of Product Engineering and Senior Director of Product at SAP.

Liang holds an MSE, Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Recently, Shapeways went through an IPO and has been renamed Shapeways Holdings, Inc.

Greg Kress, Chief Executive Officer, stated: “We are proud of what our team has achieved and excited to start our journey as a public company. Since we announced this transaction earlier this year, we have delivered strong year-over-year revenue growth and robust margins as we continue to scale and extend our footprint across key industries. With our best-in-class proprietary software, which digitizes the end-to-end manufacturing process, we believe Shapeways is uniquely positioned to capture a tremendous opportunity in the global manufacturing market. The opportunities ahead of us are exciting as we continue to scale across materials, markets, and technologies, and as we introduce our software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering. The completion of this transaction will provide us with the platform to execute on our growth strategy and drive shareholder value.”

ON Partners consultants Jeff Hocking is proud to have partnered with Shapeways and Yan Liang on this successful placement. View more product placements here.

About Shapeways


Shapeways is a leader in the large and fast-growing digital manufacturing industry combining high quality, flexible on-demand manufacturing powered by purpose-built proprietary software which enables customers to rapidly transform digital designs into physical products, globally. Shapeways makes industrial-grade additive manufacturing accessible by fully digitizing the end-to-end manufacturing process, and by providing a broad range of solutions utilizing 11 additive manufacturing technologies and more than 90 materials and finishes, with the ability to easily scale new innovation. To date, Shapeways has delivered over 21 million parts to 1 million customers in over 160 countries.

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