Vancouver-based Tinkerine recently unveiled “Tinkerine U,” a bold initiative that aims to bring 3D printing education to every school in north america. The company has launched several low-cost 3D printers and dubs themselves as “Canada’s leading manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers.”
To enable future growth, Tinkerine announced a couple appointments that will help them “aggressively enter the US market.” Coming on board is RJ Wafer to its Advisory Board, who’s a former Director of Distribution for MakerBot Industries. In addition, Ben Yan has been added to the team and will lead the company as Channel Manager, specifically to “strengthen its distribution and sales efforts in North America and internationally.”
Tinkerine Chairman Desmond Liew said, “We are very excited about the appointment of RJ Wafer to our advisory board. He has a tremendous understanding of the 3D Printing prosumer market, his track record in sales and distribution will be a tremendous asset to us… I am equally excited to have our existing Advisory Board member Ben Yan step into the senior management role of Channel Manager for us. I’ve known Ben for many years so I have witnessed his track record and extensive management experience gained over 35 years of with Fortune 50 companies.”
Tinkerine is a publicly traded company and its shares are listed on the TSX Venture.