More Articles

Browse More

Product Specials

Solidscape’s David R. Bothwell Retires; Fabio M. Esposito Named President

Posted on September 27, 2012

Merrimack, NH, September 21, 2012—Solidscape®, Inc., the leading manufacturer of high precision 3D

printers for direct manufacturing applications, today announced the retirement of David R. Bothwell,

President and Chief Executive Officer following 14 years of leadership and service to Solidscape.

Bothwell’s retirement marks the end of a planned transitional period with Fabio M. Esposito assuming the

leadership role as President of Solidscape, Inc. effective immediately.

“At Solidscape I’ve had the privilege to work with really gifted employees, partners and customers,”

commented Bothwell. Together we’ve take Solidscape from a small start-up to industry leadership in high

precision 3D wax printing and the recent launch of the 3Z printer series ensures a new era of growth for the

company."

“The real highlight of my career was working in collaboration with our Value Added Resellers to consistently

provide excellent service to our rapidly-growing customer base,” added Bothwell. “With the right

management team, products and partners in place I can move on with great confidence in Solidscape’s

future—my mission is accomplished.”

Commenting on the transition, Esposito said, “David’s leadership shaped our success and who we are

today. As a result of his steady hand Solidscape grew significantly in every dimension and is incredibly well

positioned for the future. I look forward to building upon David’s success, as we empower the growth of

small and medium business around the world through the power and promise of 3D direct manufacturing.”

Mr. Bothwell joined Solidscape in March, 1998 bringing a proven record of accomplishments in the

computer peripheral industry. At Solidscape he oversaw the introduction of every major Solidscape

product and the global growth of the company. This included the sale of Solidscape to Stratasys, Inc. in

May, 2011.

Esposito joined Solidscape in 2007 from Parsytec AG in Germany, a global leader specializing in surface

inspection, quality and yield management solutions. Esposito held the position of Vice President of the

American subsidiary, after successfully developing the business in Southern Europe. He holds a BS and MS

degrees in Electronic Engineering and has an extensive background in managing sales of complex,

integrated software and technology solutions in process industries worldwide. At Solidscape he most

recently held the position of Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing.

Fabio’s unique qualifications and effective leadership skills ideally suit him to lead Solidscape moving

forward,” said Bothwell. “I know that he and his team will take it to the next level.”

About Solidscape®, Inc. Company:

Solidscape®, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSYS), is the leader in high precision 3D

printers for direct manufacturing applications. Over the years, Solidscape has set the bar for the highest standards in

surface finish, accuracy and material castability. Solidscape printers are marketed through a global network of distribution

partners, and are used for casting fine jewelry, dental restorations, turbine blades, medical, orthopedics, consumer

goods, electronics, toys and many other high precision products.