Heidi Hostetter – “This Isn’t Just Technology That’s Happening"
Heidi has over 23 years of experience in technical sales, marketing, and operations.
Her expertise spans many different industries and commodities, although, for more than a decade now, her business development interests have remained focused on mechanical commodities and the support/emerging manufacturing technologies that accompany this particular industry.
She has deep roots with many of the nation’s leading OEMs as well as within academia and the community. Her career highlights include 2016 Manufacturer Innovation Award, 2014 Ball Platinum Supplier of the Year, White House Supply Chain roundtable discussion in 2015, 2014 Floyd King Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, 2000 Datex-Omeda Sales Rep of the Year, and 1999 top-performing sales rep for Utah and Colorado.
Heidi is a board member for Northern Colorado Manufacturers (NOCO). She serves on various committees and was the visionary behind what is now known today as the Adapt Center at Colorado School of Mines. She also serves as Women in 3D Printing’s Denver Ambassador.
Nora Toure: Heidi, could you let us know about your background and what brought you to 3D printing in the first place?
Heidi Hostetter: I have been in manufacturing for 25 years and known as an innovator more than anything. About five years ago I started to really work with our customers (Ball, Woodward, and many others) to determine next steps and they all indicated that they needed someone in their supply chain to try and figure out metal 3D printing. Our tagline at Faustson is “we accept your challenge.” That said………Here we are.
Nora Toure: What was your very first experience with 3D Printing?
Heidi Hostetter: The first job that we ever printed was for a tissue engineering company here in Colorado, Allosource. I will never forget it.
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