About Carbon

Who We Are

Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science. Our vision is a future fabricated with light, where traceable, final-quality parts are produced at scale with CLIP technology. CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production — makes this vision possible by combining engineering­-grade materials with exceptional resolution and surface finish.


Harnessing light and oxygen to produce objects from a pool of resin, CLIP is a photochemical process that eliminates the shortcomings of conventional 3D printing by harnessing light and oxygen to rapidly produce objects from a pool of resin. From everyday products like tennis shoes and electronics, to industrial components, to highly customizable medical devices, CLIP makes it possible for creators to design the parts and products of the future.

Our leadership team

With senior leaders from the scientific community and Silicon Valley, we're bringing together the best in hardware and software engineering, molecular science and service.

Leadership

CEO & Co-founder

Joseph M. DeSimone, PhD

Joe co-founded Carbon in 2013. Under his direction, Carbon is marrying the intricacies of molecular science with hardware and software technologies to advance the 3D printing industry beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing. Throughout his time in academia, Joe has published over 300 scientific articles and has over 150 issued patents in his name-with over 80 patents pending. —Keep reading

VP of Engineering

Craig Carlson

Craig leads engineering at Carbon. He joined Carbon in 2014 from Tesla Motors, where he was VP of Software and Electrical Integration, with responsibility for all low-voltage electronics and all software that powers the Model S – from battery and motor control firmware, to the hardware and software that run the Model S in-car displays, to the Tesla mobile apps and server-based systems that connect to Teslas on the road. —Keep reading

VP, Corporate Development and Administration

Josh Green

Josh joined Carbon as the company’s General Counsel. He remains a managing director at Mohr Davidow Ventures and served as Chairman of the NVCA from 2013-2014. Prior to his time at Mohr Davidow and Carbon, Josh was instrumental in building Venture Law Group and the Palo Alto office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison to become two of the leading Silicon Valley law firms. Josh graduated magna cum laude from UCLA and later the UCLA School of Law where he was on the Law Review.

VP, Operations

Luke Kelly

Luke has more than 15 years of experience leading finance operations for industrial and enterprise technology companies. Most recently, he was Senior Director, North America Finance & Analytics for eBay. Previously, Luke was VP of Finance for Corning International, where he led finance operations in Asia, Europe, and South America and spent three years as the company’s CFO in China. Luke received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Director of Business Development, Medical Technologies

Elle Meyer

Elle is focused on applying CLIP technology to medical applications with the goal of improving human health through 3D printing. She was most recently a Senior Manager in Corporate Development at medical device company Thoratec. Previously, Elle worked in Business Development at Liquidia Technologies, a nanotechnology company founded by members of the Carbon team. Prior to receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School, Elle received her BA in Public Policy from Duke University.

VP of Product Management

Kirk Phelps

As VP of Product Management, Kirk focuses our team and technology on our customers’ biggest challenges. Before joining Carbon in 2013, he was Director of Product Management at Sunrun and a 1st Generation iPhone Engineering Program Manager at Apple. Kirk is on leave from his BS and MS in Computer Science at Stanford where he was a Teaching Assistant in the Smart Product Design Program.

VP of Materials

Jason Rolland, PhD

As VP of Materials, Jason is tasked with creating the broadest possible range of materials for growing 3D objects with Carbon’s CLIP technology. Previously, he was Senior Director of Research at Diagnostics for All, and cofounded Liquidia Technologies. Jason holds a BS in chemistry from Virginia Tech, a PhD in chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill, and has over 25 current and pending patents.

VP of Business Development

Phil DeSimone

Phil was a part of the founding team at Carbon in 2013 and currently serves as Head of Business Development. In his role, he manages partnerships and key customer accounts. Previously, Phil co-founded and was the VP of Business Development at Buystand, an ecommerce company. Phil received his BA in business and econometrics from Ursinus College.

VP of Manufacturing

Jeff Allard

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in product development, manufacturing and engineering management. He was most recently with Tesla, where he managed the launch of the Roadster, Model S, and Dual Motor platforms. As VP of Manufacturing, Jeff is working to develop the systems and processes to commercialize our CLIP technology. Jeff holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University and received his MS in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management from Stanford.

VP of Marketing

Valerie Buckingham

Valerie leads marketing at Carbon, joining in 2016 after a tenure at Microsoft and Nokia spanning more than a decade. In addition to holding various roles at early-stage Bay Area startups, she most recently led North American marketing for Microsoft Mobile Devices, launching their first Microsoft-branded smartphones in the region. A Canada native, Valerie holds an MFA in Intermedia from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Victoria.

VP of Field and Product Operations

Heather Miksch

Heather has spent 15 years in client services with Velocity11 and Agilent. Heather is working to create a service organization that leverages data, insights and customer experiences to foster the highest level of customer interaction. Heather received her BA in English and history from the College of William and Mary, and her MA in medieval studies from the University of York.

VP of Sales

Paul DiLaura

Paul joins Carbon after spending over 10 years at Dassault Systemes, where he was responsible for all customer and partner relationships as Managing Director for North America. As VP of Sales, Paul is working to accelerate the adoption of our technology and maintain a central focus on customer success. His experience managing some of Dassault Systemes' key relationships will be critical for driving company growth across a variety of industries. Paul earned his BA in both Economics and History from the University of Michigan.

Head of Hardware

Dave Scheinman

As Head of Hardware Engineering, Dave is responsible for designing products that celebrate Carbon’s innovative CLIP technology. He joined Carbon with nearly a decade of mechanical engineering and product development experience. He was most recently with Ekso Bionics. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and an ME in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

Software Architect

Abhishek Parmar

Abhishek joined Carbon after spending 11 years with Google where he worked as a Principal Software Engineer. He made major contributions to networking layers, indexing and serving for web-search, gmail and local-search and was the technical lead for Bigtable database system for over 6 years. Prior to Google, Abhishek was an engineer and development manager of infrastructure software at Infospace. Abhishek received his Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.

Head of Recruiting

Kelly Mullane

Kelly is committed to driving innovation at Carbon through recruitment efforts focused on attracting top talent across a range of industries. She previously led the Recruiting team at Practice Fusion, a leader in electronic health records, during a period of heavy growth. Prior to that, Kelly consulted for clients including Zynga and Exponential Interactive, and spent five years managing Global Talent Acquisition for Ask.com.

Board

Former CEO, Ford Motor Company

Alan Mulally


Sequoia Capital

Jim Goetz


Silver Lake Kraftwerk

Adam Grosser


Google Ventures

Andy Wheeler


Granville Capital

Bobby Long


CEO, Carbon

Joseph M. DeSimone, PhD


Former Chair and CEO, Dupont

Ellen J. Kullman