COO & Vice President, Product Development
Perfect Point EDM
Mervyn Rudgley is the inventor and developer of the E-Drill and more recently S-Blaster products. One of the first employees of PPedm, he has nearly 40 years of professional engineering experience, and is an internationally recognized expert in CNC machining, rapid prototyping, digital manufacturing and associated product development and commercialization.
Prior to joining Perfect Point, Mervyn was vice president of digital manufacturing technology for the largest dental lab organization in the western hemisphere. He was a pioneer in reverse engineering, digital design and digital manufacturing in the dental industry.
Earlier in his career, Mervyn held a number of product management positions at 3D Systems Inc., where he developed rapid prototyping and manufacturing equipment, materials and software. He was instrumental in launching 3D Systems’ SLA 7000, SLA Viper, Actua, ThermoJet and Invision Systems, as well as applications ranging from aerospace parts to custom hearing aids.
Mervyn has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.