Dental 3D printing provider Structo announced the appointment of Doug Statham as the company’s new vice president of global sales. Statham joins the Toronto, Canada-based company with almost 20 years of dental industry experience, and a focus on digital dentistry.

Statham began his career in dental with 7 years at Nobel Biocare, followed by a position as global director of business development at Keystone Dental. According to a press release from Structo, Statham played a integral role in increasing Keystone Dental’s annual sales from zero to more than $50 million, allowing Keystone to grow from 12 to 125 employees. Statham also spent 4 years working for a Germany-based 3D printing company where he managed the sales team covering the United States, Latin America, and Canada, as well as various reseller and distribution networks. His contribution reportedly led to a 250% sales growth over a period of 2 years.

“When the Structo team invited me over to Singapore to visit their engineering and manufacturing facilities, I did not know what to expect initially,” said Statham. “After seeing it first hand, I was really impressed with what they’ve set up in terms of research & development and manufacturing processes. I was surprised at the level of resources Structo is pouring into developing new materials for new applications, and also at how much the team is investing in automation that will solve the industry’s key pain points. I can’t wait to help bring these new products to market.”

Statham will be tasked with further expanding Structo’s reach starting with North America.

“With offices on both the East and West Coasts, Structo is well positioned to strategically expand its network throughout the entire continent. And I am excited to contribute towards that growth,” added Statham.

“Doug brings tremendous value to our organization,” said Huub van Esbroeck, Structo’s co-founder and CEO. “His past experiences with dental and particularly digital technology will help us deliver our dental industry-focused solutions to our customers throughout North America and later, worldwide.”

“I am excited to join the young and fast-growing team at Structo, which has clearly been making waves in the dental 3D printing world in recent years,” said Statham. “As the only company to focus exclusively on the dental and orthodontic applications of 3D printing, I believe I’m joining a winning team that is going to be highly successful in the revolution that’s occurring in dentistry’s shift to full digital workflows.”