The Leadership Team

Shri Shetty, MBA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Shri Shetty led an advanced technology group at Applied Materials, reporting directly to the Office of the CTO, before starting PrinterPrezz. Prior to his time at Applied Materials, he was Vice President at Ultratech. He brings extensive expertise from the semiconductor industry and advanced additive manufacturing.

Alan BC Dang, MD

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Alan Dang is a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic spine surgeon. He is an Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF. Along with his brother, Dr. Alexis Dang, he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies.

Kishore Karkera

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Kishore Karkera spent over a decade with Apple, Inc. spearheading the Production Support group in iTunes Operations, building its processes from the ground up. He also headed Operations groups within Apple Maps and App Store. He drove multiple Compliance, Digital transformation and Infrastructure implementation projects for various clients while at KPMG. He brings a unique blend of Technical, Operational and Leadership skills to PrinterPrezz.

Alexis BC Dang, MD

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Dr. Alexis Dang is a board-certified, licensed orthopaedic sports surgeon. He is an HS Clinical Associate Professor at UCSF. Along with his brother, Dr. Alan Dang, he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at UCSF/San Francisco VA and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies.

Teresa Thuruthiyil

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

For nearly 10 years, Teresa Thuruthiyil ran global investor relations strategy and communications for Logitech. Previously, she managed IR and PR for a Silicon Valley-based company leveraging combinatorial chemistry to speed experimentation, and helped many companies through IPO processes as a strategy and communications consultant.

Shafkat Anwar, MD

SVP, MEDICAL INNOVATIONS

Dr. Shafkat Anwar is a board-certified pediatric cardiologist, multimodality cardiac imager, and co-founder of the 3D Printing Center at Washington University in St. Louis and Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies at UCSF.

Pawan Kapur, PhD

SVP, MANUFACTURING

With a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, Pawan Kapur joined PrinterPrezz after ten years of leading engineering teams, scale up manufacturing and manufacturing certifications in the solar industry.

Adam Schlifke, MD, MBA

SVP, PARTNERSHIPS

Dr. Adam Schlifke is a board-certified anesthesiologist and entrepreneur.  He completed both his MD and MBA at UCLA and is a co-founder of Potrero Medical, a predictive health company focused on developing the next generation of smart sensors and artificial intelligence.

The Advisory Team

Art Zafiropoulo

Ultratech, SEMI
Noted for both his leadership skills and technical expertise throughout the semiconductor industry since 1965, include serving as President, Chairman and CEO of Ultratech, Inc. Zafiropoulo is also Director Emeritus to the Board of Directors for SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International), an international trade association representing the semiconductor, flat-panel display equipment and materials industry.

Steven Garfin, MD

University of California, San Diego

Dr. Garfin is a world-renown spine surgeon and interim Dean of UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Garfin is well established as a forward-thinking leader, having been involved in designing and assessing surgical techniques and instrumentation to treat spinal disorders. He is a past president of the North American Spine Society (NASS), the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS).

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