Methods Machine Tools Names New GM Of 3D Additive Mfg., Phoenix Operations

Ben Fisk will head up Methods 3D – a group comprised of sales, application, and engineering staff – while Robert Nakash will lead Methods' operations in Phoenix, AZ.

SUDBURY, MA Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a supplier of innovative precision machine tools, 3D printing technology, automation and accessories, has named Mr. Benjamin Fisk to the position of General Manager, 3D Additive Manufacturing.

Fisk will be heading up “Methods 3D”, a group comprised of sales, application and engineering staff, to install, manage and maintain 3D Systems’ printing equipment, labs and showrooms in Methods Technology Centers across the United States. With over 15 years of experience in engineering and additive manufacturing, Methods is proud to welcome Mr. Fisk in his new role managing Methods 3D.

“Benjamin is an excellent choice to lead our new 3D business,” said Mr. Bryon Deysher, President & CEO, of Methods Machine Tools, Inc. “His extensive experience in both additive manufacturing and precision metalworking will allow us to establish a strong foothold in the 3D printing market and give our customers access to the very latest manufacturing technology for today’s demanding applications.”

Prior to joining Methods, Mr. Fisk worked for Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, CT. He started there in 1998 as a Design Engineer for Systems Engineering and in 2001 he was promoted to Integrated Product Lead for turbine airfoil applications where he developed comprehensive design and development schedules for F135 military engines. In 2011, Mr. Fisk took on the role of Technology Manager of Additive Manufacturing, where he led the development and implementation of new additive manufacturing technologies and processes across the company. Since 2013, he served as Deputy Component Integrated Product Lead at Pratt & Whitney, leading the development and certification of low-pressure compressor gas turbine components.

On Oct. 20, Methods announced it entered into a partner agreement with 3D Systems, a provider of the most advanced and comprehensive 3D digital design and fabrication solutions available today, including 3D printers, print materials and cloud-sourced custom parts. The partnership allows Methods to enhance its portfolio of precision machine tools and solutions for traditional manufacturing with advanced 3D printing solutions for additive manufacturing.

Methods Machine Tools also has recently promoted Mr. Robert Nakash to the position of General Manager to head up Methods’ operations in Phoenix, Arizona.

Since 2007, Mr. Nakash has held the position of Sales Engineer at Methods’ Phoenix, AZ branch. Prior to that, he was at Mori Seiki USA, Inc. in New Jersey for 17 years in various positions including Regional Manager, Application/Service Manager, and Application Engineer. He began his career with a number of positions in CNC Programming at various tool and die/mold machine shops. Nakash has also received CMTSE certification from AMTA and is a graduate of Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ.

“With over 34 years of engineering and management experience in manufacturing and machine tools and eight years at Methods, Bob is a seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge of Methods and machining,” said Deysher. “His promotion to General Manager of our Phoenix operations is well-deserved and his expertise will help us grow our sales, service and application support in this region.”

Methods Arizona has recently implemented continuous improvement measurement tools and has attained a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating. Methods Arizona has over ten machines under power for customer demonstration in a state-of-the-art showroom and is also in the process of setting up a 3D printing lab for its new line of 3D Systems additive manufacturing solutions.

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