Tricia Suess, President
As President of The Virtual Foundry (TVF), Tricia helped focus the presence of the company's innovative product line in the marketplace. She expanded the vision of The Virtual Foundry and has been a key driver in the company's customer-first philosophy.
Suess leads the company and is responsible for overall company success. With education and experience in business finance, administration and leadership, Suess’ robust background and entrepreneurial mind-set drive her projects forward to success. A combination of education, experience, and continued skill expansion lend to a focus on continuous improvement for the companies she serves, her teammates and herself. With an eye toward the ideal and a concentration on team development throughout growth, she looks forward to ever expanding business. Always on the look-out for meaningful leadership roles, she enjoys serving on boards and leading groups in her community and beyond.
More about Tricia
What made you decide to be part of our team?
When I first heard about what was happening at The Virtual Foundry, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. The talent, the technology, and the future of 3D printing all present endless possibilities.
What do you like best about your role within the company?
The innovation here is stunning. Our people are constantly creating and developing new ideas. I enjoy the fast pace and the hyper-creative environment.
What have you learned about the industry?
I am continually impressed by the ingenuity that comes from the minds in the industry. This field changes quickly and will continue to evolve and grow at a swift pace.
What do you think people need to know about TVF?
We continue to build key partnerships with businesses and people who understand that our products expand the value of their products. We steadily work to improve and grow our line of metal 3D printing filaments and accessories. At TVF our purpose is to solve and simplify problems through innovative 3D printing materials. We're changing the way work is done. Keep your eye on us!
Brad Woods, Inventor
Brad's life-long fondness for metallurgy and background in software engineering spurred a quest to study various methods of fabricating metal. It started in electrodepostion and shifted more to powdered metallurgy shortly after. The next logical step brought him to 3D printing. After printing his first object in plastic, the need for a metal solution became very clear and The Virtual Foundry was born.
In his search for printable metal, Brad knew that an important aspect of creating this tool would be wide usability. Developing what would become an open architecture solution led to the creation of Filamet™, a sinterable, high metal-content 3D printing filament that can be used in any Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) printer.
His love for this work continues with the constant development of new materials and the ongoing research for other methods of metal fabrication.
"This point in history sets the stage for the future of metal 3D printing, and the technologies developed by The Virtual Foundry are becoming the standards." ~Woods
Mike Daniels lives in South Central Wisconsin and is a dedicated husband and father of three daughters. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and at the age of 22 exited the US Army as a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Upon departing the military Mike earned his Associates Degree as a Heating and Air Conditioning Technician then completed his Bachelors in Management and ultimately earned his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.
Today Mike leads the sales department at The Virtual Foundry, is an active Rotarian, is heavily involved in his local high schools DECA Program and sits on the Board of Directors for the Stoughton Hospital Foundation.