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Why I Joined Dyndrite - Alex Benham

My journey into the world of innovation was guided by my grandfather's wisdom: 'Don't make tragedies of trifles, don't shoot butterflies with rifles.' These words have always reminded me to focus on what truly matters and to approach challenges with wisdom and care.

With a background in Mechanical Engineering and a keen focus on manufacturability, I've channeled this philosophy into my work. As I navigated the nuances of traditional manufacturing, I quickly noticed its limitations and became drawn to additive manufacturing, where I discovered my true passion.  I've immersed myself in every aspect of the AM workflow from prototype to production, spanning the entire spectrum of AM technologies.  In recent years, I have shifted my focus from AM materials and hardware to software, particularly in QA and automation, with the goal of improving industry standards and establishing trust in additive manufacturing for large-scale production. 

I found a kindred spirit in Dyndrite, a company that shares my vision for the future of AM. What impressed me most was Dyndrite's unwavering commitment to automation, particularly in simplifying the build setup process—a perennial challenge in the AM world.  Dyndrite's focus on automation and accelerating customer workflows aligns perfectly with my mission to advance AM into full-scale production. Dyndrite’s professional culture was among the many other reasons I happily accepted the new role; it is a unique blend of diverse multidisciplinary teams, a customer-centric approach, and an entrepreneurial spirit that come together to empower us to learn from our mistakes and win in the industry.

Outside of work I enjoy tons of outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, snowboarding, and working on cars.  I also dabble in woodworking, engine repair,  CAD design, graphic design, and some VFX work. Oftentimes, I like to bridge the gap between creativity and practicality with a few entrepreneurial ventures in fitness/sport, plumbing, durable goods, and automotive industries. 

What sets me apart is my passion for software solutions, combined with my hands-on work with hardware products. I'm driven by my desire to shape the future, with meticulous attention to detail, a commitment to delivering great results, and an unyielding pursuit of excellence. I’m excited to work with Dyndrite and determined to continue breaking new ground, pushing boundaries, and driving innovation in this industry. 

To any of you out there who feel similarly, please connect with me so we can shape the future together. 

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