Elementum 3D Hires New Chief Operating Officer

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Thom Stalcup brings deep experience scaling and growing technology startups

Erie, Colorado November 9. Elementum 3D is pleased to announce it has hired Thom Stalcup as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. Stalcup was recently VP of global operations and module engineering at Solexel, a photovoltaic company.

“We are excited to have Thom join Elementum 3D. He complements our strong performance-oriented culture and brings vast experience in scaling and growing technology organizations within product development and implementation. His reputation for execution and results makes him the right choice to lead our operations,” said Jacob Nuechterlein, president and founder of Elementum 3D, Inc.

Stalcup is an accomplished executive manager with more than four decades of experience delivering high-profile projects and initiatives in the computer, consumer electronics, solar, and construction industries.  His broad background includes experience in operations, engineering, program management, manufacturing, and supply chain in startup through Fortune 500 companies. As an operations and program management executive, he was responsible for managing multiple factories delivering high-tech products to consumers and business partners with millions of units shipped. He also has a patent in solar cell design.

“I am delighted to join Elementum 3D. I believe groundbreaking metal powder technology pioneered by Elementum 3D will accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing across many industries. Our rapidly expanding product offerings are broadening our ability to solve customers’ demanding applications. I look forward to working with everyone at Elementum 3D to strengthen our product offerings and support our existing and new customers.”

About Thom Stalcup

Mr. Stalcup has a degree in mechanical engineering and has worked in high tech since the early 1980s. Elementum 3D is the fifth technology startup he has participated in. Previously, he held roles at four startup companies—two in the computer hard disk drive industry, along with consumer telecommunications and solar industry startups. He is passionate about forming partnerships with customers and suppliers to support aligned business goals.

About Elementum 3D, Inc.
Elementum 3D specializes in materials and process development and creating advanced metal alloys and metal ceramic composites. Elementum 3D developed and patented its reactive additive manufacturing (RAM) materials technology, enabling high-performance materials printing not previously possible. The company has several novel feedstock powders with printing parameters available for purchase, and it excels in developing custom materials tailored for specific applications. Elementum3D provides the materials freedom to help companies around the world in their quest to increase product strength, durability, and performance, while reducing weight and cost.

Jamie Perozzi

VP of Technology 6K Additive

Mr. Perozzi has 20+ years of specialty metals experience with a focus on process, new product development, product management, and application engineering. Before joining 6K, Perozzi spent seven years at AMETEK Specialty Metal Products responsible for quality and process engineering. Prior to Ametek, he spent 10 years at Hitachi Metals – Metglas and 3 years at J&L Specialty Steel. Perozzi holds a BS Metallurgical Engineering degree from Penn State University.

Dr. Timothy Smith

Materials Research Engineer NASA Glenn Research Center

Tim Smith graduated with a PhD in materials science and engineering from Ohio State University in 2016. After graduating, his pathways internship at NASA Glenn research center became a full-time position. His research focuses on high temperature alloy development and characterization. He has contributed to 29 peer-reviewed publications including journals in Nature Communications and Nature Communications Materials. His research has also produced 10 new technology reports and 3 utility patents. He recently received both the Early Career Achievement Medal in 2020 and the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2022.

Dr. Douglas Hoffman

Senior Research Scientist (SRS)/ Principal Section Technologist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Douglas Hofmann is a Senior Research Scientist and Principal at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he serves as the Section Technologist for the Mechanical Fabrication and Test Section. He is also a Lecturer and Visiting Associate at Caltech in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department. Dr. Hofmann founded JPL’s Metallurgy Facility in 2010, was a charter member of the Materials Development and Manufacturing Technology Group, and helped establish the JPL Additive Manufacturing Center. He is the Principal Investigator of the NASA FAMIS Flight Experiment and was a 2012 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama. He has spent more than 12 years working in metal additive manufacturing and has over 30 granted patents and over 60 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein

President/Founder Elementum 3D

Dr. Jacob Nuechterlein is the founder and president of Elementum 3D in Erie, CO. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy at the Colorado School of Mines. Jacob has been researching, teaching, or consulting on topics such as casting and powder metallurgy for the last 14 years. Elementum 3D’s work with powder bed laser additive manufacturing is based on these principles. In addition, is thesis work in thermodynamics and formation kinetics of metal matrix composites is directly related to all 3D printing processes.