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Evan Kirby

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Evan Kirby has been in the Additive Manufacturing industry since 2001 and is currently employed at Materialise USA as an application engineering manager. He started his varied career as a nuclear technician stationed aboard submarines in the US Navy and has wound his way to managing a team of application engineers for the premier software company in the 3D printing industry. He was hired by Materialise, USA, L.L.C. in 2001 to develop a formal training program for their industrial line of 3D printing related software products (Magics 3D Print Suite). During his time at Materialise, Evan has filled the roles of Technical Instructor, Application Engineer, and Manager, Application Engineering. Pursuant to his duties for the past 20 years, he started by teaching approximately 100 students per year from more than 100 different companies, including: Ford, GM, Pratt & Whitney, various Federal Governmental agencies, Hewlett Packard, and Toyota. He provided pre- and post-sales support for those same companies and now is managing a team of application engineers who perform those same tasks. Prior to working for Materialise, he was a technical instructor for Flow International Corporation, the world leader in Ultra-High pressure waterjet technology. Employed at Flow from 1996 to 2001, Evan taught customers how to operate and maintain their waterjet systems. In 1996, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology degree in Radiation Protection Technology from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey. The foundation for this degree was determined by his naval enlistment where he spent 10 years, with the last eight as a nuclear trained technician with a specialty of Radiological Controls and Nuclear Chemistry. During his naval enlistment, he spent 3 ½ years stationed onboard the USS Francis Scott Key, SSBN 657 Blue and 3 ½ years as a nuclear instructor at NPTU Ballston Spa, New York. For the past 25 years he has lived in Clinton, Michigan where in the spirit of Civic duty, he spent 14 years on the local volunteer fire department and currently holds a position on the village planning commission.