Melbourne, Australia, 30 January, 2018: The Board of Australian metal additive manufacturing
company, Titomic Limited (ASX: TTT) (“Titomic” or “Company”) is pleased to announce the
appointment of Mr. John E. Barnes to serve as an Non-Executive Director from 1 February 2018.
With more than 25 years’ experience in product development and aerospace with Honeywell (NYSE:
HON), Senior Leader at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Program Director at Australia’s CSIRO, and
Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy at Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) (formerly Alcoa and
RTI International Metals), Mr. Barnes has developed expertise in manufacturing, airframe structures,
gas turbines and stealth technology. He is recognised internationally for his contributions towards
world firsts in medical, therapeutic, and aerospace additive manufacturing alongside his leadership
in engineering and promotion of women in STEM.
His background in additive manufacturing goes back to the late 1990’s as Honeywell’s elected
member of its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement at Sandia National Laboratories.
Under Mr. Barnes’ leadership, his teams have implemented technology on the F-22, F-35, Airbus
A350 as well as provided solutions to patients seeking heel and thoracic replacements. Mr. Barnes
is globally respected in the additive manufacturing industry providing inputs to industry reports such
as the Wohlers Report and 3D Printing The Next 5 Years. Having founded the leading additive
manufacturing engineering firm, The Barnes Group Advisors, his extensive experience in
implementation and development around materials, powders, processing, and printing applications
is well known in the aerospace & defence industries.
Titomic’s Chairman, Philip Vafiadis commented on Mr. Barnes’ appointment:
“John Barnes is one of additive manufacturing’s global leaders. His knowledge, expertise and
adept strategic planning in the industry ensures he will be an invaluable asset as Titomic
embarks on transforming design and manufacturing. The potential opportunities for application
of the Titomic technology is extensive. We’re delighted that Titomic is attracting the top
echelon of talent.”
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