Award Winning 3D Printing Company Tinkerine Announces Addition of Former MakerBot Director of Distribution to its Advisory Board and Ben Yan to the role of Channel Manager
Move will allow Tinkerine to aggressively enter the US market
VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Tinkerine Studios Ltd. (TSXV:TTD and OTC Pink: TKSTF) Canada's leading manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers, today announced the addition of RJ Wafer to its Advisory Board, and Ben Yan to the role of Channel Manager, in a move that will strengthen its distribution and sales efforts in North America and internationally. Both gentlemen bring a great deal of experience in the areas of corporate sales, distribution, channel management, and business development.
Tinkerine Chairman Desmond Liew commented, "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." As the former Director of Distribution for MakerBot Industries, RJ managed the build-out of the team, strategy, and channels during a period of rapid corporate growth.
"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 including Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Abbott Laboratory. Ben also co-founded GT Group Telecom ", added Mr. Liew.
Regarding his joining the advisory board, RJ Wafer said, "Tinkerine is going to turn some heads and I am excited to lend a hand to the Tinkerine team. I have a great appreciation for the care and thought given to the end user by Tinkerine's CEO Eugene and his team, and it translates into a high quality product. Great value and high 'out of the box' quality to the consumer, coupled with strong channel and reseller partners, will make the Ditto Pro and Tinkerine a hard hitting underdog not to be underestimated."
Tinkerine develops, manufactures, distributes and sells 3D printers, software and materials for the consumer and education markets, the fastest growing segments of 3D printing. Current products include the recently released DittoPro, the award-winning Ditto+ and Litto 3D printers, all acclaimed for their high performance and affordability. Tinkerine's 3D printers work seamlessly with its integrated 3D software to make printing intuitive and accessible to anyone. With a major focus on education, Tinkerine continues to position itself as one of the emerging leaders in the 3D printer market both in North America and abroad. Tinkerine shares are listed on the TSX Venture under the symbol TTD and TKSTF on the OTC Pink.
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Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements. Tinkerine is hereby providing cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements with respect to: allowing Tinkerine to aggressively enter the US market; a move that will strengthen its distribution and sales efforts in North America and internationally; make the Ditto Pro and Tinkerine a hard hitting underdog not to be underestimated and Tinkerine continuing to position itself as one of the emerging leaders in the 3D printer market both in North America and abroad. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties which contribute to the possibility that the predicted outcomes may not occur or may be delayed. The risks, uncertainties and other factors that could influence actual results include, but are not limited to: limited operating history; the risks related to scaling up operations; competition risks; exposure to potential litigation; and other factors beyond the control of Tinkerine.
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