Founder and CEO
Wilfried Vancraen is the founder and CEO of Materialise. Founded in 1990, Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services that together form a backbone for 3D printing technologies. In recent years, Mr. Vancraen has been awarded the RTAM/SME Industry Achievement Award; has been selected as the most influential person in additive manufacturing by industry professionals and TCT Magazine; and has been listed one of the five leading players in his sector by the Financial Times. He is also the recipient of a 2013 “Visionaries!” award from the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Mr. Vancraen holds a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from KULeuven University.