S. Scott Crump
Chief Innovation Officer, Co-Founder,
Director and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board
Scott Crump is the Chief Innovation Officer of Stratasys. In this role, he focuses on leading and managing innovation by originating and encouraging new ideas, which will result in new solutions and products.
Mr. Crump is the inventor of Fused Deposition Technology (FDM) and a co-founder of Stratasys, which he started in his home garage with his wife, Lisa Crump. The company shipped one system in the first commercial year, and now it has shipped over 120,000 3D printers since inception.
He has served as the CEO, Chairman, and Treasurer of Stratasys from the 1988 start up through 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer from 1990 – 1997.
Mr. Crump is on Stratasys’ Board of Directors since inception and has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2015. From 1998 to 2015, he served as the Chairman of the Board.
Prior to founding Stratasys, he co-founded IDEA, Inc. and served as its Vice President of Sales from 1982 to 1988. The company was a premier-brand manufacturer of load and pressure transducers. Mr. Crump continued as a Director and shareholder until its sale to Vishay Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) in 2005.
Mr. Crump holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and attended UCLA’s Business Management Development for Entrepreneurs program. Mr. Crump is a registered professional engineer.