The next step in rolling out the world's first comprehensive online 3D printing teaching platform
VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Tinkerine Studios Ltd. (TSXV: TTD and OTC Pink: TKSTF) Canada's leading manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers, today announced the appointment of Liz Arum to Education Coordinator East Coast Region for Tinkerine's education arm, Tinkerine U, and Andrew Pelkey to the role of Social Media Community Manager, to further widen the Tinkerine brand in both education and desktop markets.
Tinkerine U Managing Director, Kevin Brandt commented "We are extremely encouraged with the feedback we are receiving from schools which is now translating into sales as educators adopt our curriculum and integrate our latest desktop 3D printer the Ditto™Pro into the classroom. Adding Andrew and Liz to our team gives us another layer of distinction when it comes to understanding the needs of the education and prosumer markets. There has been tremendous interest in our Tinkerine U pilot program, so these appointments come at just the right time."
Tinkerine Director, Todd Blatt also commented, "Liz Arum and Andrew Pelkey are huge assets. Liz is a pioneering teacher who has used 3D printing for the past 5 years as a way to engage students in US schools. As the former Education Coordinator for MakerBot, Liz oversaw the company's education initiatives, and was responsible for developing curriculum, training and supporting educators. She is a recognized leader in teaching 3D printing in the classroom. Liz is now an integral part of Tinkerine U, and will be supporting our educational efforts in the US alongside Tinkerine U's Managing Director Kevin Brandt."
"Andrew Pelkey is one of the brightest marketing people I know, and was a major part of MakerBot's product strategy team. Andrew will be leading our social media and brand marketing to ensure we promote the core elements of the Tinkerine brand, which are a big commitment to education, user-focused design, customer service, high performance, and affordability," added Blatt.
Anyone wishing to participate or receive more information regarding the Tinkerine U education pilot can register at http://www.tinkerineu.com/register/.
Please visit us at the second annual Education Technology Innovation Summit (ETIS14) being held this Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Baltimore. Our Director Todd Blatt will be presenting and answering questions regarding Tinkerine U and our DittoPro 3D printer.
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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For further information: Rob Smith, Director of Business Development, [email protected], 604.288.8778 ext. 204; Media Contact: Vivian Chu, Public Relations Manager, [email protected], 604-288-8778 ext. 206