MINNEAPOLIS, September 8-Direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping system maker, Stratasys, has appointed Jeff DeGrange as vice president, new business development in direct digital manufacturing (DDM).

With more than 20 years experience in manufacturing technology, DeGrange will work to accelerate Stratasys’ development and marketing of DDM applications.

“We look forward to Jeff’s leadership in advancing Stratasys’ position in the fast-growing DDM market,” says Stratasys chief executive officer Scott Crump. “Our proprietary FDM technology platform offers the perfect foundation for expansion in the direct digital manufacturing arena. Jeff’s experience will be invaluable in accelerating our pace.”