SIGMA LABS, INC.

develops and engineers advanced, in-process, non-destructive quality inspection systems for commercial firms worldwide seeking productive solutions for metal-based additive manufacturing or 3D printing, and other advanced manufacturing technologies. Sigma has a proud Los Alamos legacy and a future rooted in bringing advanced materials and processing solutions to clients worldwide. It was founded in 2005 by high-level scientists from the world-renowned Los Alamos National Lab. The company went public in 2010 with the commercialization of the breakthrough PrintRite3D® system. Just as Los Alamos helped shape the modern world in the 20th century, Sigma Labs is bringing to market advanced manufacturing, materials and process monitoring technologies that will serve our clients in many ways.

Our team of leading scientists and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory have over 100 years of combined industrial R&D experience. We develop manufacturing and materials technologies and R&D solutions for first-tier integrators like Boeing, GE Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace, and other commercial firms around the globe. Sigma Labs has current contracts with Federal Government and private industry clients to develop technologies from their conception through the design, building, and testing of prototype systems by integrating sensing, software, materials, and manufacturing technology risk-reduction solutions.

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We partner with industry leaders to develop and implement tomorrow's technology.

The Sigma Team

combines decades of experience in defense, aerospace, and advanced materials industries with a passion for bringing ideas to the marketplace through strategic and long term relationships with our customers, investors, and clients.


John Rice

John Rice

Interim CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors

John Rice has extensive experience in business operations. In 1990, Mr. Rice founded ASiQ, LLC, a firm specializing in operations management services ranging from launching successful startups and executing business turnarounds to financings, crisis management and the repositioning of enterprises for sale at optimum market prices.

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John Rice has extensive experience in business operations. In 1990, Mr. Rice founded ASiQ, LLC, a firm specializing in operations management services ranging from launching successful startups and executing business turnarounds to financings, crisis management and the repositioning of enterprises for sale at optimum market prices. Mr. Rice presently serves as ASiQ’s CEO and President. He also served as CEO of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe, a client of ASiQ’s, from 2009 to 2015. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Rice served as Director and Contracts Officer of Detector Networks International. Mr. Rice frequently lectures on breakout growth strategies, crisis management, corporate turnarounds, venture capital, and financial structuring and strategies. He has also served on a number of boards. Since 2005, Mr. Rice has served as Director of New Mexico Angels, Inc., a New Mexico based group of accredited individual angel investors. Since 2016, Mr. Rice has served as Director of Akal Security, Inc. He was also a Director of Detector Networks International from 2010-2012, where he successfully negotiated business turnaround for the company. Mr. Rice is an honors graduate of Harvard College.

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Mark Cola

Mark Cola

Co-founder, President and CTO

Mark J. Cola serves as President, and was appointed as Sigma Labs’ Chief Technology Officer on July 24, 2017. Mr. Cola was Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and a director of the Company from September 20, 2012 to July 24, 2017.

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Mark J. Cola serves as President, and was appointed as Sigma Labs’ Chief Technology Officer on July 24, 2017. Mr. Cola was Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and a director of the Company from September 20, 2012 to July 24, 2017. From June 2006 through April 2010, Mr. Cola served as Director of Operations for the Beyond6 Sigma Division of TMC Corporation. In addition, Mr. Cola has over 32 years of experience in the aerospace and nuclear industries, including with Rockwell International, SPECO Division of Kelsey-Hayes Co., Westinghouse in the Naval Nuclear Reactors Program, Houston Lighting & Power, and within the NNSA Weapons Complex at Los Alamos National Laboratory at which he held various technical and managerial positions including team leader and group leader of the welding and joining section as well as an advanced manufacturing technology group, respectively. He has also worked as a Research Engineer at Edison Welding Institute and for Thermadyne’s Stoody Division, a leading manufacturer of wear-resistant materials.

At Beyond6 Sigma, Mr. Cola worked with a wide range of clients ranging from aerospace to defense systems. His expertise is in manufacturing process development, friction welding, light alloys such as titanium and aluminum, mechanical, physical and welding metallurgy, and nickel-based super-alloys for harsh environments. Mr. Cola served as the Technical Co-Chairman for the inaugural National Nuclear Security Administration Future Technologies Conference held in May 2004, and he is a principal reviewer for the American Welding Society’s Welding Journal. Mr. Cola earned a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and an M.S. in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Our board of directors believes that Mr. Cola is qualified to serve as a member of the board because of Mr. Cola’s extensive prior experience as a manager of a number of engineering companies and his scientific and academic qualifications as well as his expertise in matters pertaining to the operation of manufacturing and technology companies.

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Nannette Toups

Chief Financial Officer

Since December 2013, Ms. Toups has served as a contract CFO and provided accounting services to a variety of clients in different industries ranging from geoscience services to medical device development.

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Since December 2013, Ms. Toups has served as a contract CFO and provided accounting services to a variety of clients in different industries ranging from geoscience services to medical device development. From May 2008 to October 2013, Ms. Toups served in various financial positions at Qforma, Inc., a privately-held custom software development company, most recently as Senior Vice-President of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Qforma, she served as an independent consultant from October 2005 to May 2008, providing a variety of financial, accounting and management services to individuals, entrepreneurs and a non-profit organization. From May 2004 to September 2005, Ms. Toups served as the Controller of KSL Joint Venture, where she was responsible for all accounting and financial reporting activities for the Site Support Services Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. From January 2002 to April 2003, she served as the Controller and Treasurer of BiosGroup, Inc., a closely-held complexity science consulting company. Prior thereto, Ms. Toups served in various positions at Louisiana Intrastate Gas Company, LLC, including Controller and Transition Projects Manager. Ms. Toups received her CPA certification in 1984 and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Louisiana State University, and a master’s of liberal arts degree from St. John’s College.

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Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher

Vice President of Business Development

Ronald Fisher was appointed as Vice President of Business Development of Sigma on August 10, 2015, and leads the PrintRite3D® Operating Division.

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Ronald Fisher was appointed as Vice President of Business Development of Sigma on August 10, 2015, and leads the PrintRite3D® Operating Division.  Mr. Fisher is a Mechanical Engineer with hands on experience in quality, manufacturing, and product development. He has an MBA and has distinguished himself as a lead sales and marketing officer as well as a Chief Operating Officer. He was a Program Manager at Swagelok from 1988-2004, and Vice President and General Manager, Aftermarket and Geometry Systems, at Micropoise Measurement Systems from 2004 until 2013, and a Partner and COO of Laszeray Technology, LLC from 2013 until 2014. Mr. Fisher holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Akron as well as an MBA from Kent State University.
 

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Bruce Madigan

Bruce Madigan

Chief Scientist

Dr. Bruce Madigan has over 32 years of experience in welding and related manufacturing processes.

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Dr. Bruce Madigan has over 32 years of experience in welding and related manufacturing processes. He has researched welding processes, metallurgy, monitoring and controls at Sandia National Lab, Edison Welding Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and most recently at Montana Tech where he is a professor of welding engineering. Dr. Madigan earned a certificate in welding from the Hobart School of Welding Technology, BS and MS degrees in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University and a PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

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Salvatore Battinelli

Salvatore Battinelli

Director and Compensation Committee Chair

Salvatore Battinelli, served as Vice-President of Development and Long Term Strategy of North American Management Corporation, a wealth management firm based in Boston, Massachusetts with over $2 billion in assets under management.

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Salvatore Battinelli, served as Vice-President of Development and Long Term Strategy of North American Management Corporation, a wealth management firm based in Boston, Massachusetts with over $2 billion in assets under management. From 1987 to 2011, Mr. Battinelli served as Executive Vice-President and acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Faneuil Hall Associates, Inc., a concierge boutique family office devoted to five interrelated ultra-high net-worth families. Mr. Battinelli’s primary responsibilities while at Faneuil Hall Associates included providing planning and investment advice, the management of approximately 30 asset portfolios and more than 65 individual business entities; and assisting the families in their various business ventures worldwide. 

During his tenure at Faneuil Hall Associates, Mr. Battinelli served as an executive officer or director for certain of the family owned entities and successfully managed several portfolio company IPOs, including serving as CEO and COO for Designhouse International, a Scandinavian furniture company operating out of Atlanta, Georgia, which was listed on NASDAQ in August 1983. 

Mr. Battinelli also served as Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche (formally Touche Ross), where he specialized in management information systems. Mr. Battinelli also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of HealthLink Europe, BV, a logistics and services company that serves the healthcare industry. 

Mr. Battinelli is a Certified Public Accountant and received a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis on management accounting and an MBA with an emphasis in international economics and accounting, both from Babson College.

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Dennis Duitch

Dennis Duitch

Director and Audit Committee Chair

Dennis Duitch, CPA, has practiced public accounting, business management and consultancy for over 30 years, with expertise in strategic, financial & operations management for a broad spectrum of product companies and service firms, including technology, product manufacturing & distribution, real estate, entertainment, legal & professional practices.

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Dennis Duitch, CPA, has practiced public accounting, business management and consultancy for over 30 years, with expertise in strategic, financial & operations management for a broad spectrum of product companies and service firms, including technology, product manufacturing & distribution, real estate, entertainment, legal & professional practices.  

He has been a top-level consultant to closely-held businesses, families & high-income/high-wealth entrepreneurs, in leadership roles including creative, structuring, operating and developing personal & business Plans.  

With credentials including a Finance MBA degree from Northwestern University and certificates of specialty in Business Appraisal and Mediation, Dennis provides pragmatic counsel in business direction & planning, formation & forecasting, infrastructure development, continuity & succession/exit planning, and M&A cultural congruity.  

He is also a Certified Estate Advisor and Mediator for matters including partner/shareholder disputes, divorce property settlement, dysfunctional families & Boards, and has served in executive officer/Board roles for public, private and not-for-profit organizations.  

After serving with a national CPA firm, he founded Duitch & Franklin LLP which evolved to one of California’s largest independent professional firms when acquired by a public company. He currently serves as Managing Director for Duitch Consulting Group.

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Frank Garofalo

Director

Mr. Frank J. Garofalo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Garofalo & Associates, LLC. Mr. Garofalo served as the Managing Director in Corporate Finance of PaineWebber (now UBS) focused on technology investment banking.

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Mr. Frank J. Garofalo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Garofalo & Associates, LLC. Mr. Garofalo served as the Managing Director in Corporate Finance of PaineWebber (now UBS) focused on technology investment banking. His career in professional services spans 30 years and his assignments have included dozens of business development, corporate development and corporate finance projects including establishing strategic alliances with equity positions, private placements of equity financing, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He is an expert in strategic, competitive and market analysis with an emphasis on positioning for maximum equity valuation. 

For more than three decades, Mr. Garofalo has been a Management Consultant and Corporate Finance Advisor working on “special assignment” for Chief Executive Officers and boards of directors, primarily in technology driven markets, assisting companies ranging from $10 million to over $10 billion in size. 

His career in professional services includes his serving as Vice President in the Investment Banking division of PaineWebber (now UBS) and as Vice President and Senior Consultant in Arthur D. Little’s Technology consulting practice. While at Arthur D. Little, Mr. Garofalo was the Lead Manager on a number of major studies for Fortune 500 client organizations in product/market forecasting, technology trends assessments, market research, strategic business planning, evaluations of diversification and acquisition opportunities. He also assisted in the launch of CAD/CAM, CAE and advance manufacturing practice within the Technology group at Arthur D. Little. 

While at PaineWebber Corporate Finance Group, his assignments included dozens of business development, corporate development and corporate finance projects including private placements of equity financing, mergers, acquisition, divestitures and establishing joint ventures / strategic alliances. 

He has been a Director of Sigma Labs, Inc. since January 2017. He was a Director of J. M. Lafferty Associates, Inc. in Chicago, a financial analytics and portfolio research firm, when he served as Advisor in the sale of the business to Corporate Development Board. From 2000 to 2011, he served as a Director of Dynagraf, Inc., where he acted as Advisor in the sale of the business to Universal Millennium. He served as a Director of Neptune Industries, Inc. from October 2007 to May 2008. 

Mr. Garofalo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Control Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.

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Our strategic partners

When Sigma Labs says Strategic Partners, we mean exactly that. We partner with leading companies that provide complimentary services and expertise in order to ensure our customers are receiving world-class solutions. Some of our partners include:

ARETE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Arete Innovative Solutions, LLC. is an additive manufacturing/3D printing company specializing in innovative and comprehensive metal additive manufacturing solutions. Through design engineering, education, prototype production and rapid part development, Arete Innovative Solutions provides the expert guidance that builds success. Grown from the Cincinnati, Ohio region, the cradle of additive manufacturing, Arete is a leader in the AM industry that delivers the expertise to drive results.

Arete Innovative Solutions, LLC. is an additive manufacturing/3D printing company specializing in innovative and comprehensive metal additive manufacturing solutions.
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BETATRON ELECTRONICS

BetaTron Electronics provides Electronic Contract Manufacturing services including engineering, design, prototyping, short runs and high volume production. They offer printed circuit assemblies including fine pitch surface mount and thru hole technology, cables, wiring harnesses, coaxial assemblies, coil winding and box builds.

BetaTron Electronics provides Electronic Contract Manufacturing services including engineering, design, prototyping, short runs and high volume production.
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JAGUAR PRECISION MACHINE

Jaguar is a privately held corporation headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. The company specializes in advanced manufacturing for high-precision components for aerospace and defense applications requiring exacting compliance. Jaguar has been supplying the aerospace and defense community for 25 years with particular attention to national defense components and is ISO 9001 registered, and an ITAR approved supplier.

Jaguar is a privately held corporation headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. The company specializes in advanced manufacturing for high-precision components for aerospace and defense applications requiring exacting compliance.
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MORF3D

Morf3D is a privately held corporation headquartered in El Segundo, CA.  The company specializes in additive engineering and manufacturing with metals, and provides advisory services in additive manufacturing strategy and technology adoption road-mapping. Morf3D opened its Innovation Center in September 2015, and received AS9100 certification and ITAR approval in 2016. The company has received product development contracts from aircraft, space, medical and automotive customers, and expects to commence serial production contracts in 2017. It has further scaled its business with the addition of engineering staff, computerized scanning and inspection systems, and post-process machining and finishing equipment.

Morf3D is a privately held corporation headquartered in El Segundo, CA.  The company specializes in additive engineering and manufacturing with metals, and provides advisory services in additive manufacturing strategy and technology adoption road-mapping. 
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Strategic Partners

We invest in strategic, long term partnerships with our customers, investors and clients.

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