Scott Crump is the Chief Innovation Officer of Stratasys, focused on leading and managing Innovation by originating and encouraging new ideas, which result in new solutions and products to market.
Mr. Crump is the inventor of Fused Deposition Technology (FDM) and a co-founder of Stratasys in his home garage along with his wife Lisa Crump. They shipped one system in the first commercial year and now Stratasys has over 200,000 3D Printers at customer sites.
In addition to creating the first 3D printer using FDM, which is 90% of the 3D printers used globally today, his focus is easy to use Additive Manufacturing products, not labor intense products; Including AM automation from front end quote engines, order taking, and slicing, queuing and automatic support removal. Also, including offering all the production grade thermal plastics and many of the thermal set plastics.
Mr. Crump served as the CEO, Chairman, and Treasurer of Stratasys from the 1988 start up through 2012.
He is on the Board of Directors and is currently serving as Chairman of the Executive Committee since February 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Chairman of the Board since inception in 1988.
From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Crump was co-founder and Vice President of Sales of IDEA, Inc., a premier brand manufacturer of load and pressure transducers. Mr. Crump continued as a director and shareholder until its sale to Vishay Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) in April 2005.
Mr. Crump holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and attended UCLA’s Business Management Development for Entrepreneurs.