Vice President, Defense Alliances & Partnerships
Neal Orringer is responsible for government business and regulatory affairs as well as forging strategic alliances with corporate, research and educational partners. He joined 3D Systems from the Obama administration, where he helped lead task forces for the U.S. Secretary of Commerce focused on advanced manufacturing and U.S. economic development policy. Before that, he served as director of manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Defense, where he led the President’s effort to establish a national institute to accelerate into the market new 3D printing technology. For his pioneering leadership he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Medal in 2012 and the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 2013. Prior to his executive branch service, he worked for more than 11 years on Capitol Hill, most recently as a senior staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.