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Alex Cappy named Vice President and CEO of Protolabs Network

We are excited to announce that Alex Cappy has been appointed Vice President and CEO of Protolabs Network, effective Friday, October 1, 2021.

Alex Cappy named Vice President and CEO of Hubs

Written by Protolabs Network

Alex Cappy has been appointed Vice President and CEO of Protolabs Network, effective Friday, Oct. 1. Our current CEO and co-founder Bram de Zwart, who has been a driving force in growing the business into the success it is today, will be shifting roles to focus fully on innovation

Over the past two years as COO, Cappy has been an incredible asset to Protolabs Network. She has overseen the growth and performance of our manufacturing partner network, all order fulfilment processes, and customer- and supplier-facing support teams. She has an impressive track record of helping businesses achieve fantastic growth and brings a wealth of experience from her time at Uber, Deliveroo and McKinsey.

As part of the transition, Cappy will also be joining the Protolabs executive leadership team. “I’m excited to welcome Cappy to the Protolabs leadership team and congratulate her on her promotion to Vice President and CEO of Protolabs Network. Cappy has played an instrumental role in Protolabs Network success and I am confident that will continue with her expanded responsibilities,” said Rob Bodor, CEO of Protolabs. “I also want to thank Bram for his vision and leadership of Protolabs Network over the past 8 years. It is remarkable what Protolabs Network has become under his guidance, and I look forward to continuing to work with Bram in his new role.”

Protolabs Network is a leading online manufacturing platform, providing engineers with on-demand access to a global network of premium manufacturing partners. The company was acquired in January 2021 by Protolabs—a technology-enabled manufacturer—to create the world’s broadest digital manufacturing offer for custom parts.

Of the move, Cappy said, “I am thrilled to take on this new role with Protolabs Network, as we head into our next phase of growth as part of the Protolabs family. In my time with Protolabs Network, I have been consistently impressed with the innovation and hustle our team has shown, and know it will enable us to continue to do great things. Now, paired with Protolabs, we are uniquely positioned to be the strongest player in the digital manufacturing space. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Alex Cappy Bio

Prior to Protolabs Network, Alex Cappy’s experience spanned startups, scale-ups, supply chain, and digital innovation with large corporations. She was an early employee in Uber’s UK business, where she led the UKI Operations team and was responsible for taking the market through a phase of exponential growth. Cappy’s other scale-up experience includes Deliveroo (food delivery, UK) and ofo (bike-sharing, Benelux & DACH). She has also worked with a number of large companies while she was a consultant with McKinsey & Company, based in the NYC, London, and Amsterdam offices, and as a supply chain analyst with Gartner. Cappy holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Wharton.

About Protolabs Network

Protolabs Network is an online manufacturing platform that provides companies with on-demand access to a global network of manufacturing services. Users can easily upload their design, instantly receive a quote, and start production at the click of a button. Founded in Amsterdam in 2013 and acquired by Protolabs in 2021, Protolabs Network has produced more than 6 million parts using various manufacturing technologies.

About Protolabs

Protolabs is the world’s leading source for digital manufacturing services. The technology-enabled company produces custom components in as fast as 1 day with automated 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding processes. Its digital approach to manufacturing enables accelerated time to market, reduces manufacturing costs, and enables supply chain agility throughout the product life cycle. Visit for more information.

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