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Aeditive names Hanjo Rantzen as new CEO

Leadership change at 3D concrete printing start-up fuels industrialization and scaling-up phase

Norderstedt, 15. December 2023 – Aeditive, provider of the innovative 3D concrete printing solution Concrete Aeditor, today announced a change in leadership. Alexander Türk, who has been instrumental in building and leading the company since 2018, is handing over the reins to Hanjo Rantzen following the successful launch of the Concrete Aeditor. Türk continues his involvement with the company as a shareholder and member of the advisory board.

With Hanjo Rantzen at the strategic and operational helm, Aeditive enters its next phase of growth. Drawing on more than 20 years of international leadership experience in operations and digitalization, Rantzen will drive the industrialization and scaling-up of the Concrete Aeditor and the robotic shotcrete printing technology towards mass production.

Outgoing CEO Alexander Türk says stepping down from operational management comes with conflicting emotions: “The last five years have been a very intense time. It has been a great privilege to work with such a motivated team on such an exciting challenge. I’ve come to know Hanjo as a dynamic, thoughtful leader, and he is absolutely the right person to lead Aeditive into the next phase of rapid growth and industrializing our technology.”

Hanjo Rantzen is a seasoned professional in operations, supply chain management, strategy development, portfolio management and mergers & acquisitions with more than 23 years of experience in the automotive and industrial sectors. His passion for process digitalization is well documented, in his most recent role as Head of Project House Digital Products & Predictive Maintenance at ZF Friedrichshafen and previous positions in China, Thailand and South Korea.

After a long career in a global technology company, Rantzen is now drawn to the challenge of developing a growing tech start-up: “I’m excited to be part of a team that is at the forefront of a positive shift in the construction industry towards automation and greater sustainability. The Concrete Aeditor is unique as a comprehensive solution for the production of concrete components, and I see tremendous potential for innovation. Alex and the Aeditive team have laid a solid foundation for further industrialization on which we can build something meaningful in the coming years.”

Aeditive is on track to close a Series A financing round next year. This will provide fresh capital to further develop and scale up its 3D concrete printing solution. Passing of the baton at this strategically pivotal moment, Aeditive is well positioned to write the next chapter in its history with a cohesive team and shared vision.

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