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Innovator Spotlight - Chris Williams from C33D Solutions, LLC

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Name: Innovator Spotlight - Chris Williams from C33D Solutions, LLC
Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
This event has been postponed. We will reschedule this event in the Fall. 



We invite the most successful entrepreneurs and renowned industry experts to lead discussions at our Innovator Spotlight events. Attendees learn from experiences and expertise shared, have questions answered and enjoy networking. Come hear Chris's story, including both successes and struggles he has encountered.  



About Chris  - 

Chris has spent the majority of his 34 year professional career in the Automotive Supply Industry in a variety of executive management roles. Always maintaining that entrepreneurial spirit, Chris decided to venture into self-employment in 2007 and started The NGU Company, a Sales and Marketing Company focused on utilizing his Business Development expertise to provide his Client's with strategic business initiatives to grow their business.

In 2014 the entrepreneurial spirit ratcheted up significantly as Chris established GTechnologies, a Company that utilizes 3D printing technologies to provide thermoplastic prototype parts and low volume production parts to its Customers. What is now called C3 3D Solutions, Chris is continuing to provide the guidance and leadership to focus the Company's efforts on continued growth and Customer satisfaction.

Outside of the office Chris enjoys playing golf, tennis and hunting and spending as much time as possible with his sons, Cody and Lucas. He graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Advertising & Marketing.

History of C3 3D Solutions, LLC - 

C3 3D Solutions was founded by Chris Williams in 2014 with a clear Mission, "To be a World Class Leader in the field of Additive Manufacturing".  Using only the latest technologies and materials available, top engineering talent and a focused sales and support team the company evolved quickly.

We opened our door in December 2014 under the name GTechnologies in a single room/single person operation based in Birmingham, Michigan with one 3D printing machine.  As new opportunities and our Customer base expanded, the Company needed more space and additional 3D printing capacity so we purchased another 3D printing machine and moved the company to a larger facility in Pontiac, Michigan.

As growth continued, increased awareness of the company's Additive Manufacturing capabilities allowed for a partnership with C3 Ventures in July of 2016, thus C3 3D was created. With our name change and newly formed partnership we moved to Flint, Michigan to support C3 Ventures mission to drive economic growth and job creation in the region.

Since the move to Flint C3 3D has added 5 new 3D printing machines, expanded our design and engineering capabilities, added additional engineering talent through a Cooperative Education relationship with Kettering University and a collaborative effort with Mott Community College's Technology Center.  We have also joined the Midland Business Alliance Innovation Center to continue our efforts and focus on growing our business in the Mid-Michigan region.

With the continued growth and evolution of C3 3D we came to the realization that "Part Manufacturing" was only a small fraction of the services we were providing our clients with. We were providing "Solutions" to our client's idea generation, design, concept development and prototype needs. Once again change drove the decision to change the company name to better reflect our overall company's services.

Our new name, "C3 3D Solutions" reflects our continued commitment to provide World Class Additive Manufacturing solutions, with personal service, or as we like to say Home Town Service.
 
Location:
MBA Innovation Center
3417 W Main St.
Midland, MI 48640
Date/Time Information:
June 20, 2019
11:30am to 1pm
Contact Information:
Melissa Farley
Fees/Admission:
MBAIC & MBA Members - $15
Non Members - $20
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