President and Chief Executive Officer, Protolabs
Vicki Holt has been President and Chief Executive Officer at Protolabs since February 2014. Prior to joining us, Holt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spartech Corporation, a leading producer of plastic sheet, compounds and packaging products, from September 2010 until Spartech was purchased by PolyOne Corporation in March 2013. Prior to Spartech, Holt worked at PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products company, serving as Senior Vice President, Glass and Fiber Glass, from May 2005 until September 2010. Holt is also is a member of the board of directors of Waste Management, Inc.
Holt’s leadership, strategic planning, operational and international experience provide valuable insights to our board of directors. As CEO, she also is responsible for determining our strategy, articulating priorities, and managing continued growth.
Notable speaking engagements and thought leadership work: Huffington Post and Tech Crunch contributor; Forbes’ Tips and Advice from Top CEOs contributor; Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Summit keynote speaker
General Manager, Northern Europe
Lee Ball has been a part of the Protolabs EU team since the business launched in Telford in 2005. Lee has progressed from leading our design and mould making processes to becoming Operations Director and now General Manager. Lee has more than 25 years’ experience within manufacturing, bringing his insights and skills to the plastic injection moulding and tool-making industries in numerous sectors from automotive to industrial and household goods.
Lee’s industry experience and proven leadership skills are a valuable asset to our board of directors, and he has worked to support Protolabs’ Japanese business on several occasions.
Head of Industry 4.0
With a technical, marketing, and business development background, Stephen has led several sales and marketing strategy development and implementation projects at organisations including BAE Systems and Hager Group.
Leading technical marketing across Europe, Stephen closely partners regional marketing, product, sales and manufacturing teams, developing marketing strategy, managing working relationships with internal and external cross-functional teams and with end customers in locations across EMEA.
Sales Director, Northern Europe
With 25 years commercial experience with UK manufacturers in both domestic and international engineering industries, Jonathan Firnberg brings a passion for engineering to the Protolabs team. Having worked for over 15 years in senior and strategic management, Jonathan has experience across the globe in sectors from coal mining to Aerospace, and has twice led a Queens Award for Export winning team. His insight and zeal for engineering and sales background make Jonathan a vital member of the Protolabs team as we continue to develop and explore new markets.