Arian Aghababaie is the cofounder, president, and chief strategy officer at Holo, where he leads product, marketing, and strategy. With over 8 years in the additive manufacturing industry, he has an extensive background in leading teams bringing new 3D printing technologies to market. At Holo, he sets the vision for applying the company’s metal additive manufacturing technology to production applications, creating value through the design freedom that Holo’s 3D printing enables. Prior to Holo, Arian built and led the team at Autodesk that successfully developed and launched the Ember 3D printer – the first open-source stereolithography platform. He previously co-founded The Invention Works, which developed low-cost, high-resolution stereolithography technology and was acquired by Autodesk. Arian received his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering and his PhD in rocket nozzle fluid dynamics from the University of Bristol. He lives in San Francisco and enjoys cooking, running and playing the piano.