Johan Pauwels

EVP & COO at Materialise

Johan Pauwels has served as an Executive Vice President of our company since January 2011 and has been with our company since our founding. In 1990, Mr. Pauwels completed his Master’s thesis on stereolithography on the very first 3D printing machine at Materialise. After graduating in 1991, Mr. Pauwels stayed on with our company, focusing on software development to support our 3D printing services. Throughout his career with our company, Mr. Pauwels has held several positions, including Software Sales Manager and Director of Sales, and is currently an Executive Vice President responsible for global sales organization and our sales offices around the world. As of 2021, Mr Pauwels is also COO of the company. Mr. Pauwels holds a Master’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from KU Leuven.



  • EVP & COO

    Current role

  • EVP Software

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