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MakerBot CEO steps down to join new parent company


Bre Pettis has done more than most to bring 3D printing to the masses. But when MakerBot was bought up by industrial giant Stratasys it became clear that things were about to change. One of the first big changes is coming soon as Pettis, a founder of the consumer 3D print shop, is leaving his post as CEO to join his new parent company Stratasys. He won't be involved in the day to day running of MakerBot any more, but he'll still be instrumental in guiding its future. He'll just now have a part in directing the vision of Stratasys as well. In a statement CEO David Reis said, "We are excited about these promotions and pleased to continue the positive momentum that Stratasys and MakerBot have experienced and achieved." Of course that tells us nothing about how the two companies will continue to evolve or if they'll ever merge under one banner.

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