– ISRAEL, Rehovot – Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), a leader in polymer 3D printing solutions, today announced the appointment of Aris Kekedjian to its Board as an Independent Director, effective immediately, replacing Ziva Patir, who stepped down from the Board.
“We are pleased to welcome Aris to the Stratasys Board. With Aris’ global business experience, financial expertise and proven ability to deliver transformation of business, we are confident that Stratasys will benefit from his input and guidance as we continue to advance on our strategic initiatives and review opportunities to further enhance shareholder value,” said Board Chairman, Dov Ofer.
About Aris Kekedjian
Aris Kekedjian is an established executive who brings more than 30 years of leadership expertise across business development, M&A, and operations of complex cross-border businesses at scale. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Trinity Biotech, a publicly traded healthcare diagnostics platform focused on the development, manufacture, and marketing of clinical diagnostic products. Before Trinity, he spent three decades at General Electric and GE Capital in various leadership roles, most recently serving as Head of Business Development and CIO.
“I have long-admired Stratasys’ innovation and leadership in additive manufacturing, and I am honored to join Stratasys at such an important time for the Company,” said Aris Kekedjian. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board and management team to drive the Company’s success and deliver value for shareholders.”
About Aris Kekedjian
Aris Kekedjian currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Trinity Biotech. Before joining Trinity Biotech in October 2022, he served as President and CEO of Icahn Enterprises from April 2021 to January 2022. Before that, Mr. Kekedjian held various roles of increasing responsibility at General Electric and GE Capital from 1989 to 2019, including Head of Corporate Development and CIO of GE; Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development of GE Capital; and Managing Director of Global Corporate Development and CEO of GE Capital in the MEA region. During his tenure at GE and GE Capital, Mr. Kekedjian guided the company through multiple phases of growth and transformation, including through the 2008 financial crisis and a series of multibillion-dollar mergers that helped reposition disparate assets into leading businesses. In addition, he previously served as a director of Xerox Holdings Corporation and XPO Logistics.
Aris Kekedjian holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and International Business from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products, healthcare, fashion, and education. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.
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