Alex Cappy named Vice President and CEO of Hubs, a Protolabs Company

14th September 2021
Beatrice O'Flaherty

Protolabs has named Alex Cappy as its new Vice President and CEO of Hubs, a Protolabs Company, effective Friday, 1st October.

Cappy had previously held the role of Chief Operations Officer at Hubs since 2019 where she oversaw the growth and performance of the company’s manufacturing partner network, all order fulfilment processes, and customer- and supplier-facing support teams. As part of the transition, Cappy will also be joining the Protolabs executive leadership team. Her predecessor, Bram de Zwart, will take on the role of Head of Innovation at Hubs.

“I’m excited to welcome Cappy to the Protolabs leadership team and congratulate her on her promotion to Vice President and CEO of Hubs. Cappy has played an instrumental role in Hubs' 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 Hubs over the past eight years. It is remarkable what Hubs has become under his guidance, and I look forward to continuing to work with Bram in his new role.”

Hubs is a leading online manufacturing platform that provides 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 Hubs, as we head into our next phase of growth as part of the Protolabs family. In my time with Hubs, 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!”

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