Stefan Ritt comes from Lübeck in the North of Germany.
After his time in the German army he got a master’s degree in physics engineering from the Technical University of Lübeck.
His professional career has always taken him into companies with a focus on international markets and increasingly into leading management functions.
After technical development of devices and head of quality assurance for a manufacturer of professional beverage and vending machines, Mr. Ritt has worked in the EU-wide product management of an electronics manufacturer. For SLM Solutions Group AG he did build up international sales and marketing for more than 20 years and also did participate in the very successful IPO in 2014.
He then did found the European sales and service office for an Australian company. 3D printing and additive manufacturing were and are therefore his focus of knowledge and work for 30 years in now more than 60 countries. He is head of the international committee of the world’s largest user association for
3D printing, the USA-based AMUG, a member of the EPMA-AM Board for Powder Metallurgy in Paris, and actively promoted technical standardization
in this field. In this function he has also acted as DIN’s contact person for aerospace standardization in China for several years.
In addition to regular guest lectures on Supply Chain Management at the TH Lübeck in the international department of Economics and mentoring start-ups in an accelerator, Stefan Ritt got involved at an early stage in the German Aerospace Industry association (BDLI).
Likewise, Mr. Ritt represents the BWA-Germany Industry Association as the North German Representative and did already found two start-ups of his own.