CEO Jonathan Jaglom Talks About MakerBot’s Challenges

Regardless of Layoffs, MakerBot Is Assured Going Ahead

It’s been an eventful yr for 3D printing firm MakerBot — it acquired a brand new CEO, opened a brand new manufacturing unit in Brooklyn’s Business Metropolis and introduced a number of rounds of layoffs.

We visited the Business Metropolis facility again in September and spoke to CEO Jonathan Jaglom (beforehand an government at Stratasys, which acquired MakerBot in 2013) about the place he sees MakerBot going from right here.

Jaglom stated that earlier than taking the job, his massive query was, “The place can I take this firm? The place can I take this disruptiveness? Is it going to be managed, or am I free to do no matter I consider we will do?” The reply: “We will do no matter we would like. We may be as disruptive as we would like.”

Although the interview occurred earlier than the newest layoffs, Jaglom additionally spoke about a number of the earlier setbacks:

It’s a must to perceive the context of what has occurred at MakerBot during the last two years. MakerBot grew phenomenally quick in a really, very brief interval time. … Once you develop at that tempo, which is critical, you’re sure to have a bumpy street alongside the best way. You’re sure to do these kind of issues — they’re virtually inevitable. So the secret is, okay, are you able to determine what you probably did incorrect? Are you able to handle it and have that roadmap to repair it after which transfer on to the subsequent degree? At this level, I feel we’re doing the fitting issues, we’re specializing in the best issues and all the indications are wanting constructive.