Dipl.-Ing. Stefan Ritt currently serves as Head of Global Marketing for 3YOURMIND GmbH, the Berlin based software company for managing the end-to-end additive manufacturing workflow from inventory management to ordering automation to production planning. Stefan Ritt earned an engineering degree in technical physics from the University of Applied Science in Lübeck, Germany and started his career in RP/AM in 1985 by running the prototype lab in the R&D arm of a coffee and vending machine company. After that, he held positions in QA and product management for mid-sized Dutch and Danish companies. In 1998, Stefan took on international sales and marketing of RP tooling products for a UK/German joint venture. In this capacity, he successfully moved into international markets with the development and support of the transition of RPT and metal AM equipment into production equipment. Stefan has also worked for SLM Solutions where he continued his efforts to grow the metal AM market internationally including the launch of the first commercial powder-bed laser metal printer.
Currently, he acts as Head of Global Marketing for the Berlin-based company 3YOURMIND GmbH, which does develop software for AM-production workflows. This will enable the AM-industry to do the next step into commercial series production. He is a part-time lecturer for supply chain management at the technical university of Lübeck and guest lecturer for international business communication in marketing at the Technical University in Hamburg. In 2011, he was appointed as the European liaison officer and global ambassador for AMUG. As he travels around the world, he spreads the news about AMUG activities to expand the awareness of the users group in global markets and to bring the latest news, trends and future outlooks of the AM industry.