Lithoz Established Subsidiary in USA
Lithoz America is a 100-% subsidiary of Lithoz GmbH and is responsible for the entire North American market (USA and Canada). The products and services offered by Lithoz America are similar to the ones offered at the headquarters in Vienna/AT. Lithoz America operates independently on the US market, and also offers collaboration in research projects and consulting services along the entire value chain of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) of high-performance ceramics. Especially in the area of application development, Lithoz is expecting a boost in innovation due to the presence in the American market. Johannes Benedikt, CTO of Lithoz, added: “Lithoz America has set itself the goal of being a strong and competent partner for the development of new applications and materials. With our new US manager Shawn Allan, we have found a very competent and expert partner for this task.”
Shawn Allan has degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Alfred University/US, and Georgia Tech/US. He joined Lithoz America one year after founding Allan Materials Inc/US. He previously worked 11 years with Ceralink Inc/US, and spent a brief period at Sandia National Laboratories/US, earning a patent at both organisations. He has worked with teams on a wide array of commercially motivated applied materials processing R&D including ceramic composition and process development. He has also been active in business operations, technology outreach, safety efforts, and facility management.
Through its foundation, Lithoz is expanding its presence in one of the most important AM markets in the world. The US market represents approximately 1/3 of the world market for high-performance ceramics and covers a number of highly interesting industries and applications.