SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (Aug. 4, 2014) – Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., (OPM) announced the appointment of Severine Zygmont and Paul Martin as presidents of OPM Biomedical and OPM Aerospace & Industrial divisions, respectively.
With a primary focus on biomedical, aerospace and industrial applications, OPM uses advanced materials and application-appropriate three-dimensional (3D) printing systems to manufacture disruptive end-use products, leveraging the company's proprietary ultra-high performance polymer, poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK).
"OPM is committed to building a world-class leadership team to support a broad range of biomedical and industrial activities," said Scott DeFelice, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Oxford Performance Materials. "Severine and Paul bring extensive industry experience and expertise that will enable us to expand our presence and serve our customers' HPAM needs on a global scale."
DeFelice added, "With these two key appointments, OPM is poised for growth and well-positioned to apply our advanced additive manufacturing processes to cost-effectively produce innovative, highly customized and fully functional parts that match or exceed the performance of those produced by traditional manufacturing processes."
Severine Zygmont, will assume the role of president of OPM Biomedical.
The OPM Biomedical division is an original equipment manufacturer of medical devices that use the company's OsteoFab process, which combines laser sintering additive manufacturing technology and OPM's proprietary OXPEKK powder formulation to print orthopedic and neurological implants. These implants are biocompatible, mechanically similar to bone, radiolucent, and support bone attachment. In February 2013 the company became the first and only company granted FDA clearance for 3D printed polymeric implants.
Ms. Zygmont has more than 15 years of experience in the field of high performance thermoplastics and over 12 years of leadership experience in operations management, advanced manufacturing, business planning, and capital raising.
Paul W. Martin has been appointed president of OPM Aerospace & Industrial, which uses the company's proprietary OXFAB technology to deliver lightweight, high performance, cost-competitive, 3D printed thermoplastic parts for aerospace and other industrial customers. OPM's technology produces parts designed to equal the performance of certain machined aluminum components at significantly lower cost and weight. The company's products are ideal for end market industrial applications where functional complexity and weight reduction can have a substantial impact on performance while also yielding cost and energy savings. Mr. Martin has more than 40 years of experience in aerospace.
OPM works in 3D printing and high performance additive manufacturing.