Melbourne-based medical 3D printing company SmileStyler has appointed Grant Enders to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), tasked with overseeing the company’s international expansion plans.
SmileStyler Founder and Chairman, Paul Docherty said Enders brings to the table a wealth of experience in retail and supply chain management, having held several senior leadership roles at Coles, as well as previous board positions at GS1 Australia and the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
“Grant is a highly-respected retail and supply chain management executive who has distinguished himself as an industry leader. We are delighted he is bringing that experience and capability to SmileStyler at a time when we are targeting significant growth,” Mr Docherty said.
“With a third funding round almost completed and over 130 dentists signed up as channel partners it has been a remarkable first eight months for SmileStyler, and Grant’s appointment as CEO allows us to capitalise on that success to date.
“Under Grant’s leadership, SmileStyler will continue to be a leader in innovative Industry 4.0 manufacturing practices, investing further in research and development while expanding on local and international market opportunities to build our market presence.”
SmileStyler is a 3D printing disruptor that combines the latest dental know-how with high quality materials to manufacture custom-made invisible aligners at its state of-the-art 3D printing facility in Port Melbourne.
Mr Enders said he was excited to take on the challenge to chart a course for the company’s international expansion.
“This is an exciting time for SmileStyler and I look forward to leading the company as we realise Paul’s original vision to deliver locally manufactured customised healthcare devices at scale,” Mr Enders said.
“Utilising state-of-the-art scanning and 3D printing technologies as well as proprietary computer modelling to design a phased treatment approach, the SmileStyler system is revolutionising the Australian aligner market and, in doing so, dramatically reducing conventional aligner waiting periods, which is great news for dentists and patients alike.
“While we will continue to build consumer brand awareness, my immediate focus is on demonstrating the advantages of the SmileStyler system to dentists with the goal of tripling the size of our professional network by the end of the year.”