Chief Executive Officer, Director
Greg Kress has been Shapeways' Chief Executive Officer and a member of Shapeways' Board since January 2018. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Kress served as Chief Operating Officer then President at Open English, an online education platform. Prior to that, he was a member of the corporate leadership staff at GE, where he held a series of roles in global commercial operations and supply chain management as well as environmental health and safety. Mr. Kress's background as an innovative and results-driven leader with experience in large and mid-size organizations brings substantial operating experience to the Company Board. Mr. Kress earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Recchi has served as Shapeways’ Chief Financial Officer since October 2022 and as a member of the Board since the listing on the NYSE in September 2021. Mr. Recchi started his career as an aerospace engineer at Agusta, currently known as Leonardo Helicopters. In 2001 he left Italy to embark on his career in the finance industry which spans a period of nearly two decades on Wall Street and in the City of London. He spent 12 years at Credit Suisse advising US and European private equity funds on a wide range of transactions including LBOs, recapitalizations, equity offerings and mergers & acquisitions. After leaving Credit Suisse he was a Managing Director at a co-investment platform and cross-border boutique merchant bank based in the US. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Recchi served as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Galileo. Mr. Recchi holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, an MBA from Columbia Business School as well as a M&A Certificate of Mastery issued by the New York Institute of Finance. Mr. Recchi is NACD Directorship Certified® and holds certifications in Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals from ToolingU-SME and in Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design and Production from MIT.
Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Nied served as chief supply chain officer of Gooten, a print on demand platform, from September 2020 to May 2022. Previously, Mr. Nied served as senior executive director, business services and community relations at Bucknell University, from September 2020 to September 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Nied was chief supply chain officer at Mimeo, a print on demand and digital distribution company, from September 2016 to August 2019, and served in various finance and operations roles at Mimeo from 2000 to 2016. Mr. Nied is trained in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) and holds a B.S. in finance from the Lehigh University College of Business.