Storied brand and marketing professional joins Carbon to support and elevate the company’s mission to disrupt manufacturing
(Redwood City, CA) – May 20, 2016 – Carbon (Carbon3D, Inc.), today announced that Valerie Buckingham, former Microsoft Head of Marketing, North America, Mobile Devices, joins its leadership team as Vice President of Marketing.
“Valerie brings extensive branding and marketing expertise to the Carbon team, having led marketing for Microsoft’s North America Mobile devices business, as well as marketing for Nokia in North America,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon. “Her disruptive vision for Carbon, along with her experience building authentic and recognized brands, makes her an excellent addition to our team.”
Ms. Buckingham joins Carbon after leading marketing for Microsoft’s Mobile Devices division in North America, where she launched the company’s first branded mobile devices in the region. She also served as a CMO and VP Marketing advisor to early stage companies in the Bay Area, and as Head of North America Marketing at Nokia, where she led the company’s consumer and B2B marketing efforts, and orchestrated the re-launch of the Nokia brand in the region.
“Carbon’s vision to disrupt modern manufacturing, and their resources to drive this change, are influential and powerful,” said Valerie Buckingham. “I look forward to working towards this mission and to further elevate the company into a global manufacturing brand.”
Ms. Buckingham has also held numerous positions at Nokia, across developer and technology marketing, and was an Investment Principal for Nokia’s New Ventures organization, Innovent. She has held founding and early roles with Bay Area startups, as well as tenures at Motorola and Paramount Digital Entertainment. Ms. Buckingham holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Victoria, and is an alum of the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Carbon is working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science to deliver on the promise of 3D printing, enabling creators to think beyond the limitations of convention to design the parts and products that will drive the businesses of the future. Carbon’s Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) was introduced simultaneously at TED 2015 and to the scientific community on the cover of Science Magazine (Science, March 2015). In April 2016, Carbon introduced the M1, its first commercial CLIP-based additive manufacturing machine, created as a comprehensive solution for the next era of design and manufacturing. To date Carbon has received $141 Million in funding. For more information please visit Carbon3D.com or follow Carbon on Twitter @Carbon3D.