Today I am proud to accept the nomination from the Board of Directors to become CEO of Thor3D.
Some history…the company was, until now, ruled by committee. Although periodically, this “collective-wisdom” approach was beneficial, over time we realized that a strict hierarchy and one person at the helm is needed. The Board of Directors took 6 months to consider whether to nominate a CEO and if yes, who that might be. After much debate about how this could change the culture of the company, the decision was made this month. I was elected unanimously, which, naturally, boosts confidence, as I take on this new challenge.
I am honored and optimistic. My first priority will be R&D (after all, Thor3D is, first and foremost, a technology company). My aim will be to significantly improve our current technology and to introduce a new 3D scanner at least once a year (expect to hear big news before the end of the year). Another priority will be organization of our intellectual property. I anticipate filing a number of international patents over the next year to formalize the innovative work that has been done in the company over the previous months.
As for Sales/Marketing, in my stead, I am excited that my long-time lieutenant, Mr. Vadim Fomichev, has agreed to take on the Direct of Sales post. Vadim has done a great job in managing our ever-growing global distribution network. He will now also be responsible for corralling Technical Support, Sales and Marketing departments.
Anna Zevelyov, Thor3D CEO About Anna Zevelyov
Anna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Thor3D, a Moscow-based 3D scanner manufacturer. Until August 2018, she served as the Director of Sales and was instrumental in creating a large, international distribution network for the Company. A diplomat by trade, Anna has a degree from the University of California, Berkeley and technical training from College of San Mateo. A veteran in the 3D scanner industry, paradoxically she is known both as approachable and friendly, and at the same time iron-willed and steadfast.