Darin Shaun Birtwhistle is the Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Holo, Inc., where he leads the team to develop hardware optimizations to enhance the performance and throughput of Holo’s PureFormTM 3D printers. Darin has over 15 years of management experience in designing and building manufacturing equipment from the ground up. With relevant experience in the additive manufacturing industry, Darin was previously Senior Director of Engineering and Operations at Velo3D, where he led the team to developing enhancements to the company’s powder bed fusion 3D printer leading to reduction in the system cost by ~30% and increased throughput by ~25%. Prior to Velo3D, Darin held engineering management positions at Mia Solé, KLA Tencor and Novellus Systems. A graduate from California State University, Chico, Darin holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. On his free time, Darin enjoys spending time with his two boys.