Rebecca Campbell is Director of 3D Printing Services at HP.
Nora Toure: Rebecca, could you let us know about your background and your journey to 3D printing?
Rebecca Campbell: I’ve been with HP for nearly 20 years and joined the company as an intern in 2000 after studying Computer Science and Accounting at Pacific University. I later pursued my MBA at Walden University through an HP-funded graduate program.
Throughout my journey at HP I’ve had a multitude of roles including everything from engineering to product marketing to software and services across our 2D print business. I am particularly passionate about bringing new innovative services to market and lowering barriers to adoption for our customers, and so when HP’s 3D printing organization was looking for a leader with service and subscription experience, I jumped at the opportunity.
In my current role as Director of 3D Printing Services, I really enjoy making an impact at HP by accelerating transformative new business models and go to market.
And one of the best things about HP is that I’ve had the opportunity to work in a number of HP offices across the globe such as Corvallis, Oregon, Boise, Idaho, and now Barcelona.
Nora Toure: How has your experience been moving abroad and living and working in Barcelona?
Rebecca Campbell: HP is an incredible and diverse company. It has opened my mind and given me a new appreciation for different perspectives, approaches and cultures. Barcelona is the key site for HP’s 3D printing and digital manufacturing organization, and so being here with the teams and talent has been eye-opening. Interestingly, working in Barcelona has also highlighted the importance of being face to face and how that is more valued in certain countries.
In addition, my global awareness has seen a dramatic non-linear growth which has helped me to be a better leader, employee, customer advocate and global citizen overall.
Finally, for my family (especially my children) I believe that living abroad is one of the best gifts we can give them. While there have been times of struggle, learnings and patience as part of the transition, I know that we are all becoming more adaptable and understanding of the world around us.
I feel incredibility fortunate to be in 3D, to live and work in Barcelona, and to lead new business models and programs that will bring lasting impact in this dynamic industry.
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