Bio of Todd Grimm
Todd Grimm is the founder and president of T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc. and is its principal marketing specialist and technology consultant. His experience includes 17 years in the product development industry. In that time, he has held positions in sales, sales management, business management and marketing. Prior to starting the company, he was the marketing manager for what became one of the leading rapid prototyping service bureaus.
Engineering & Product Development
After graduating from Purdue University, Todd joined the CAD/CAM industry in both sales and technical support positions. In 1990 he joined one of the world's first rapid prototyping service bureaus, Laser Prototypes, Inc. His primary responsibility was sales and marketing with an emphasis on the development, management and growth of the company's representative sales channel. In 1995 Todd joined Accelerated Technologies, Inc. as manager of the company's Cincinnati, Ohio service bureau. During his tenure with Accelerated Technologies, he assumed the role of director of marketing and became a member of the executive management team. By 2001, Todd's responsibilities expanded to include marketing for the Ellison Group, which included Accelerated Technologies, Ellison Custom Coatings (an applicator of dry-film lubricants) and Ellison Surface Technologies (an applicator of thermal spray coatings).
Communicator - Writing & Speaking
Todd is an accomplished writer and public speaker. Over the years, he has published more than two dozen articles on rapid prototyping. For the past two years, Todd has authored a monthly editorial feature, Perspectives, for the industry trade magazine Time-Compression Technologies. In February 2004 his book, User's Guide to Rapid Prototyping, was published. He has also contributed a chapter to McGraw-Hill's Manufacturing Engineering Handbook. Since joining the rapid prototyping industry, Todd has delivered more than thirty presentations at industry conferences and local events. The venues include AUTOFACT, MoldMaking Technologies, Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing (RP&M) and AMCON. Todd has also served as an industry expert on numerous panels, and he has led the Future of Rapid Prototyping session in each of the past four RP&M conferences.
Todd has served as an industry advisor for several associations. For the past five years he has been an advisor for RP&M, a trade show and conference sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He currently serves as Chairman of the 3D Data Capture/Reverse Engineering tech group and has also been a member of the SME Rapid Prototyping Association's Peer Review Council. He has been an editorial advisor for Time-Compression Technologies. In 2002, Todd served as panelist for the National Science Foundations' Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant review process.
Affiliations and Accreditations
Todd is an active member of SME, Business Marketing Association (BMA) and Toastmasters International. Currently he is Vice President of Public Relations for the West Hills Toastmasters club. He received his Master Certificate in rapid prototyping & manufacturing in May 2004. In May 2001, he received his marketing certification from BMA through its Certified Business Communicator (CBC) program. Todd graduated from Purdue University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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