With the appointment of Desmond Lim as CEO, founding CEO Huub van Esbroeck takes on the role of head of R&D for the company. 

The dental 3D printing company Structo announced the appointment of Desmond Lim as their new chief executive officer. Lim has over 30 years of experience in executive and board leadership across various disciplines, including multinationals and private/venture equity portfolio companies. 

With Lim’s appointment, founding CEO Huub van Esbroeck has been named Structo’s new head of R&D. According to a press release from the company, van Esbroeck will focus on innovating and developing new technologies related to additive manufacturing. As co-founder, van Esbroeck initially took on the CEO role and has led Structo from its infancy as a concept to a company that now has an install base across 5 continents and its 3D printers are producing hundreds of thousands of dental appliances every month. 

Lim started his career at Arthur Andersen followed by several multi-disciplinary roles in finance and strategy at Deutsche Bank, GE Capital, Honeywell, and Avago Technologies (now Broadcom). He also held the chief financial officer role at Heptagon where he took the company through a strategic acquisition process by ams AG, a European-listed conglomerate. Prior to joining Structo, Lim served as chief financial officer for Tessa Therapeutics, a clinical-stage cell therapy company developing next-generation cancer treatments. 

“We are proud to have Desmond bring his experience and expertise to our mission; and to strategically navigate the company as it inflects and grow to a higher plateau,” said van Esbroeck. “When my co-founders and I started Structo over 6 years ago in a small workshop on campus, never did we imagine it growing into the global company it is today. This is a testament to the great team we have been able to assemble over the years, and with Desmond coming on board to lead the next stage of growth, we are incredibly confident that we’ll continue to scale to greater heights than ever.”