Steve had his last official day yesterday at 4D, so we’re taking a moment to celebrate all his hard work and wish him a fond farewell. While we’re sad to see him go, we’re excited to see where his next adventure takes him.
For now, Steve is headed back into the 3D printing world, where he’ll take on the role of CEO at Spectra3D Technologies. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because it was the 3D printing arm of Spectralight Images – the company 4D acquired 5 years ago, bringing us several of our current team members and resulting in many of the in-house production and publishing capabilities we have today.
Despite his long-standing passion for 3D printing, Steve didn’t make this decision lightly. “I’ve been working with 4D for 10 years now, and everyone has become a family to me,” he shared. “Leaving a family, that’s the most difficult part. But everybody has been so encouraging.”
Steve is eager to take the reigns of the company and expand its role in the investment casting industry through equity crowdfunding. Their primary focus will be making 3D printed molds of parts – both big and small – that companies can cast into iron or titanium. But he doesn’t plan to stop there.
“I hope to work with 4D again in the future,” Steve remarked. “Through Staccato, we could teach people about the investment casting process and show them what better casting can do for their business.”
Steve – Thank you for your dedication, kindness, inspiration, and loads of movie trivia. We wish you the best of luck and continued success wherever you may find yourself.