We are proud to announce and welcome the newest member of the board of directors of Type A Machines: Kenneth “Hap” Klopp, founder of The North Face. Having served as The North Face’s Chief Executive for 25 years, Mr. Klopp brings years of experience of building brands to the table.
“Hap is a business pioneer with extensive experience building great brands, we’re excited to have him on the team,” said Type A Machines CEO and founder Andrew Rutter in today’s press release. “We believe his experience, and passion for entrepreneurship will be extremely valuable as we grow and mature our business.”
Mr. Klopp will be joining Andrew Rutter and Mitch Huitema, acting CFO of Type A Machines and a veteran of Apple, Handspring, and Palm on the board of directors. He has also served on the boards and advisory boards of numerous entrepreneurial endeavors and is a frequent lecturer at major graduate business schools worldwide.
“3D printing is the foundation of a new, emerging economy destined to change how brands design, produce and deliver their wares to customers,” said Mr. Klopp. “I’m excited to work alongside the talented team at Type A Machines to spread their enabling technology and solutions throughout the market.”
Ms. Huitema also shared her excitement about working together with the person who led the company best known for its activewear and outdoor sports gear to its position as the largest and most technically-advanced in its industry. “I’m excited to be working with someone with the business experience and wisdom that Hap brings,” shared Ms. Huitema. “Our vision for Type A Machines is ambitious and it’s great to have someone with his experience helping to guide us.”