2022-10-20 | NYSE: VLD | Press release

Former Lam Research HR chief to focus on growing the company’s global workforce during its period of rapid expansion

Bike3DInc. (NYSE: VLD), a leading company in metal additive manufacturing technology for critical parts, today announced that it has appointed Jessie Lockhart as Chief People Officer. Lockhart brings more than 20 years of human resources and people operations experience to the company. She holds a doctorate. in Global Leadership and Change from Pepperdine University and most recently oversaw global talent management at Lam Research, a Fortune 300 supplier of semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment.

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Jessie Lockhart, Director of Human Resources at Velo3D (Photo: Business Wire)

Velo3D has seen strong growth in its workforce over the past year since becoming a publicly traded company, including rapid expansion in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Lockhart will help drive this growth, overseeing all aspects of the company’s people operations, including global talent management, leadership and organizational development, talent acquisition, total rewards, commitment and culture.

“To achieve our growth goals as a business, we need a strong organizational infrastructure to ensure that we can continue to hire and retain the best talent in the world and help them grow in their careers as as we grow our business,” said Benny Buller, founder and CEO of Velo3D. “Jessie brings with her incredible experience of working with high-growth, innovative companies that have successfully navigated periods of rapid expansion. Our team has always prioritized our company culture and with Jessie overseeing staff operations and helping to reinforce our internal best practices, I am confident we can continue to grow without losing the culture we worked for if hard.”

Prior to her nearly 9-year employment at Lam Research, which included a variety of leadership roles and global responsibilities, Lockhart was Director of Human Resources at CPP, a workforce development solutions provider. She also served as human resources manager at Novellus Systems, a semiconductor equipment maker acquired by Lam Research in 2011.

“Velo3D is at a great inflection point and I believe the company has endless potential due to its innovative technology, growth into new industries and widespread adoption by some of the most innovative companies in the world. ” says Lockart. “I have already met many Velo3D employees at different levels and their enthusiasm and optimism is felt throughout the company. I am thrilled to be part of the team and work with every employee around the world to ensure that their unique needs are met, that we all stay true to our company values, and that we succeed as an organization. ”

In addition to her Doctor of Philosophy, degree in Global Leadership and Change from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Lockhart also holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the San Jose University. State University.

About Velo3D:

Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are made. However, legacy metal AM has been significantly limited in its capabilities since its invention nearly 30 years ago. This prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful coins, limiting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable.

Velo3D has overcome these limitations so engineers can design and print the parts they want. The company’s solution unlocks design freedom and enables customers in space exploration, aviation, power generation, energy and semiconductors to innovate the future in their respective industries. Thanks to Velo3D, these customers can now build critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture. The end-to-end solution includes Flow print preparation software, the Sapphire range of printers and the Assure quality control system, all powered by Velo3D’s Intelligent Fusion manufacturing process. The company delivered its first Sapphire system in 2018 and has been a strategic partner for innovators including SpaceX, Honeywell, Honda, Chromalloy and Lam Research. Velo3D has been named to the prestigious annual list of Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022. For more information, please visit Velo3D.comor follow the company on LinkedIn Where Twitter.

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