About Us

An Evolving Heritage

Leveraging innovation, rich history and the leadership position in Additive Manufacturing, Evolve Additive Solutions, born out of Stratasys, is reinventing Additive Manufacturing once again.

What started in 2009 as a research project led by Steve Chillscyzn has turned into a robust technology platform that will change the way manufacturers across many industries produce products made with engineering plastics.

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Evolve Additive Solution is an organization whose mission is to produce innovative manufacturing solutions that enable customers to manufacture in revolutionary new ways. Evolve is pioneering the manufacturing market with technologies and solutions centered around production applications with real-world thermoplastics. Our revolutionary STEP technology will radically improve manufacturing and enable disruptive new business models for organizations by unlocking the full capabilities of Additive Manufacturing. 

Our goal is to help companies transform the way they meet the demands of today's customers. Customers whose needs require immediate response, customization and high-quality parts at a cost that meets their budget and requirements.  For certain volumes, conventional manufacturing just can't deliver on this promise without making a sacrifice somewhere - price, quality, etc. With Evolve Additive Solutions, OEMs and manufacturers now have a technology platform that allows them to be agile and leading edge, all while realizing profits and delivering on the expectations of their customers.


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With 4 PhDs, 21 engineers, 200+ years of 2D printing expertise and 100+ years of additive manufacturing experience, Evolve Additive Solutions has all of the ingredients to bring the next evolution in Additive Manufacturing to customers around the world. At the door step of launch, Evolve's underlying technologies have over 100 granted and pending patents already.

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Facilities

Our headquarters in Minneapolis, MN house the most talented engineers in the world, smartest scientists and brightest business minds in the world, combined with industry veterans from additive manufacturing, 2D printing, materials development and traditional manufacturing.


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Partnering

We're backed by a team of strategic partners and investors as well as Fortune 100 customers and always open to hear from other potential technology partners. Give us a shout or complete the Contact Us form and tell us how you can help our customers grow with a mutual solution.


The Evolve Leadership Team

Steve Chillscyzn

Steve Chillscyzn

Chief Executive Officer

Previously Vice President, Corporate Technology Development at Stratasys

  • Co-Inventor of Evolve technology
  • 10+ years of experience at Stratasys directing Advanced Technology Development, Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Materials Development and Mechanical Engineering
  • 25+ years of leadership, program management and engineering management experience in the 2D printing space at Zebra Technologies, OCE and Dell
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University; M.S. in Management Technology from The University of Minnesota
Shane Glenn

Shane Glenn

CFO, Chief Strategy Officer

  • Previously Vice President of Investor Relations at Stratasys and member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • 13+ years of experience at Stratasys, including managing the global investor relations program. Helped direct the Company's $38m acquisition of Solidscape in 2011 and $3.1bn merger with Israeli-based Objet in 2012
  • 10+ years of investment banking experience with previous roles at Wells Fargo Securities, Piper Jaffray and Stephens Inc.
  • B.S. from Missouri State Univ; M.S. from The University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Arun Chowdry

Arun Chowdry

VP, Technology & Materials

  • 30+ years of Technology and Commercialization leadership experience at NexPress and Kodak
  • As CTO & VP of the NexPress JV, led technology and commercialization teams in US and Germany to help bring the highest quality and most reliable digital printing press to market in record time. Also created a high-value materials business for the NexPress.
  • As Portfolio Director of Kodak’s EP Imaging portfolio, built a 1000+ strategic patent portfolio
  • B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins Univ.
Bruce Bradshaw

Bruce Bradshaw

Chief Business & Marketing Officer

  • Previously Chief Marketing Officer for Arcam, a GE Additive company
  • Helped position the Arcam Group for $700m investment by GE Additive
  • Former VP Of Marketing, North America for Stratasys
  • Helped grow and position Objet for merger with Stratasys
  • 25+ years executive marketing management
  • 10+ years additive manufacturing industry veteran
  • Extensive experience in branding, positioning, product management, sales , sales support, PR and communications
  • B.S. in Business Marketing from Rivier University, M.B.A in Applied Management from Daniel Webster College
John Lees

John Lees

VP Engineering and Operations

25+ years of leadership experience in product and technology development and manufacturing of industrial production equipment

As Director of Engineering at Bosch Packaging Technology, led global rationalization of product lines and advanced System Engineering practice 

As VP of Engineering at Optomec, developed micron-scale 5-axis-motion Aerosol Jet printers

At Tetra Pak, led development of injection molding, recycling, and numerous other technology, manufacturing, and organizational innovations

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and M.S. in Management of Technology from Chalmers University


Board of Directors

Steve Chillscyzn

Steve Chillscyzn

President and CEO of Evolve Additive Solutions

Board Member

Steven Chillscyzn is the co-Founder and Director of Evolve Additive Solutions and the co-Inventor of the STEP Technology.

Before working at Evolve, Steve was the Vice President of Technology Development at Stratasys, with responsibilities including the direction of Advanced Technology Development, Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Materials Development, and Mechanical Engineering.

He has over 25 years of leadership, program management and engineering management experience in the design and development of over twenty five 2D laser, inkjet, and thermal printers at Eltron, Zebra Technologies, OCE and Dell.  At Dell, Steve lived in Asia and co-started up the Dell Singapore Design Center. He was one of four individuals who grew the SDC to over 180 employees. He led a global advanced technology development team researching and commercializing new printer technologies and architectures for next generation products.

Steve’s 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology experience includes FDM, Polyjet, and STEP.  

Steve served a four year term in the U.S. Air Force, holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a M.S., Management of Technology from The University of Minnesota.

Lilach Payorski

Lilach Payorski

Stratasys, Chief Financial Officer

Board Member

Lilach Payorski was appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Prior to her appointment as CFO, Payorski served as Stratasys Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, leading the corporate finance function following the Objet-Stratasys merger in 2012. Payorski also served as a CPA with Ernst & Young LLP, in Israel and Palo Alto, CA. With more than 20 years of finance experience prior to joining Stratasys, Payorski held various financial leadership roles, including positions at PMC Sierra, CheckPoint Software Technologies, and Wind River Systems.

Payorski holds a B.A. in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University.

Brad Kruchten

Brad Kruchten

Kodak, President of the Print Systems Division; retired

Board Member

Print System Division, serves graphic arts and commercial print customers with printing plates (including the rapidly growing KODAK SONORA Process Free Plates), computer to plate (CTP) imaging solutions, electrophotographic printing solutions (EPS), OEM toner, and all equipment services. He reports to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Clarke.

Prior to his current position, he was President of Graphics, Entertainment & Commercial Films (GECF), which included Prepress, Entertainment Imaging, Commercial Film, and Global Consumables Manufacturing. Formerly, Mr. Kruchten was the President of the Film, Photofinishing & Entertainment Group (FPEG). In this capacity, he was responsible for profit and loss for all silver halide products. Mr. Kruchten was named President of FPEG in 2009. The Board of Directors elected him a senior vice president in 2009 as well. 

Previously, Mr. Kruchten was the worldwide General Manager for Retail Printing and managed the products and services that enable retailers to offer an integrated retail solution to analog and digital photographers. These products and services included kiosks, paper, retail workflow software, service, and support. Before that, Mr. Kruchten was the General Manager for the Consumer and Professional Film business. The Board of Directors elected him a corporate vice president in July 2002. 

Kruchten's career at Kodak began in 1982 as a Quality Engineer. In 1986, he moved into a sales position for Copy Products, and over the next five years, held a number of sales and marketing positions within Printer Products and Business Imaging Systems. In 1993, Kruchten became a product line manager for Business Imaging Systems. In 1998, he was named Strategic Business Unit Manager and a divisional vice president of the Capture and Services business within the Document Imaging unit. During his tenure, Kodak introduced a number of scanners, which made the company the world's leading seller of high-speed production scanning. In 2000, Kruchten was named Chief Operating Officer and vice president of the Document Imaging unit. As COO, he led the acquisition of the Imaging division of Bell & Howell. In 2001, Kruchten was named Site Manager, Kodak Colorado Division, and became a divisional vice president of Kodak's Global Manufacturing unit. In 2002, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Encad Inc., a wholly-owned Kodak subsidiary.

Prior to Kodak, Kruchten worked as a project engineer at Inland Steel and as a tool designer for General Motors Corp. 

A native of Flint, Michigan, Kruchten has a B.S. in Engineering from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Statistics and Quality Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and he has attended the Executive Management Development program at Penn State University.

Henriette Enggård Aalbæk

Henriette Enggård Aalbæk

Strategic Projects, LEGO Brand Group Group Management

Board Member

Henriette Enggaard Aalbaek has a background as a certified lawyer, and worked as such in the law industry for many years before joining the LEGE Group. In 2005 Henriette joined the LEGO Group as member of the Leadership Team of the Legal Department, heading up the Commercial Law Team and later the Legal Business Partners supporting Operations. During her tenure with the LEGO Group, Henriette has worked closely with Operations. In 2014 she moved to China to support the setup of the LEGO Group’s China Manufacturing site, and spent a short period of time there heading up the Shanghai Sales Company as well. 

During the period of 2016-2017, Henriette was General Manager of the LEGO Group’s manufacturing site in the Czech Republic, until returning to Denmark to join the LEGO Brand Group Team.

Tim Hatch

Tim Hatch

Stanley Black & Decker, Chief Technology Officer Stanley Engineered Fastening Baltimore, MD

Board Observer

Tim is responsible for Technology and Innovation across the Stanley Engineered Fastening business a $1.8B supplier of fasteners and equipment to the Automotive and General Industrial space. He also leads the company wide initiative looking at the implementation of Additive Manufacturing within SBD. Prior to his current position he lead Breakthrough Innovation within the Global Tools and Storage division focused on finding and implementing new technologies in new markets. He also leads the Technology Council across the corporation with the aim of fostering innovation throughout SBD. Prior to this he was Vice President of Design to Value and Complexity Management, driving significant cross business initiatives at Stanley Black & Decker.

He was Vice President of Global Engineering and Program Management for 5 years at JLG Industries a construction equipment manufacturer and division of a Oshkosh Corporation.

Tim stared his career at Ford Motor Company in the UK, Germany and US with experience in vehicle body structure design, finite element analysis and vehicle crash safety.

S. Scott Crump

S. Scott Crump

Chief Innovation Officer, Stratasys Co-Founder, Director and Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee

Board Observer

Scott Crump is the Chief Innovation Officer of Stratasys, focused on leading and managing Innovation by originating and encouraging new ideas, which result in new solutions and products to market.  

Mr. Crump is the inventor of Fused Deposition Technology (FDM) and a co-founder of Stratasys in his home garage along with his wife Lisa Crump. They shipped one system in the first commercial year and now Stratasys has over 200,000 3D Printers at customer sites. 

In addition to creating the first 3D printer using FDM, which is 90% of the 3D printers used globally today, his focus is easy to use Additive Manufacturing products, not labor intense products; Including AM automation from front end quote engines, order taking, and slicing, queuing and automatic support removal. Also, including offering all the production grade thermal plastics and many of the thermal set plastics. 

Mr. Crump served as the CEO, Chairman, and Treasurer of Stratasys from the 1988 start up through 2012. 

He is on the Board of Directors and is currently serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee since February 2015.  Prior to that, he served as the Chairman of the Board since inception in 1988. 

From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Crump was co-founder and Vice President of Sales of IDEA, Inc., a premier brand manufacturer of load and pressure transducers. Mr. Crump continued as a director and shareholder until its sale to Vishay Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) in April 2005.  

Mr. Crump holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and attended UCLA’s Business Management Development for Entrepreneurs.                

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