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SpaceClaim Announces New Board Member, John Kawola, CEO of Harvest Automation

Tuesday, 05 February 2013

CONCORD, MA, February 5, 2013SpaceClaim, the leading provider of flexible and affordable 3D for engineering, design, and manufacturing, today announced John Kawola, CEO of Harvest Automation, an agricultural robotic start-up, has joined the SpaceClaim Board of Directors.

Prior to Harvest, John was the CEO of Z Corporation, one of the early pioneers of the 3D printing industry. Z Corporation was acquired in 2012. Prior to Z Corporation, John held technical and marketing positions at Albany International and General Electric. John holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Renssaeler and an MBA from Union College.

“I am thrilled to join SpaceClaim’s Board of Directors. I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the company.  I believe 3D Direct Modeling is the future of 3D design and I’m excited to help shape the continued growth and future of SpaceClaim,” said John Kawola.

“John brings a rare combination of experience to SpaceClaim, and I’m delighted to welcome him to our Board of Directors”, said Chris Randles, President & CEO of SpaceClaim.  “At Z Corporation, an early innovator in 3D printing, John helped build a new category using indirect channels, and he understands the disruptive potential of SpaceClaim’s 3D Direct Modeling software.  He has a deep and current understanding of the 3D design software market and, as an experienced mechanical engineer, he understands not just the market potential for democratizing 3D, but many of the limitations of CAD that slow innovation today”.

About SpaceClaim Corporation

SpaceClaim, the leading provider of 3D Direct Modeling software, develops the best direct modeling solution for engineering and manufacturing. SpaceClaim’s acclaimed software is easy to learn and use and is completely CAD-neutral. It enables engineers and other manufacturing professionals to rapidly create new designs or manipulate and edit existing 2D and 3D geometry, without the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Toyota Motor Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Nokia Siemens Networks, Bosch, TE Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Sharp, Ford Motor Company, LG Electronics, Eaton, K2 Medical Systems, Emhart Glass, Carl Zeiss, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, and Needham Capital. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit www.spaceclaim.com.