Alex de Andrade is a Mechanical Engineer graduate of the University of Johannesburg and assists as an Associate Professor at UTS in the field of additive manufacturing. Alex has over 20 years extensive experience in LEAN operations management and has held senior roles with leading original equipment manufacturers including Joy Global and Multotec as well as Engineering Manager with DRA, a large project EPC/M. Alex also has a strong project management and construction background. Joining jyukujo in 2013 Alex is responsible for the equipment supply chain from R&D, design, manufacturing, commissioning and customer service. Alex also oversees multiple global production facilities and leads customer sales, service and support delivery worldwide.