Pittsburgh, PA, October 11, 2023 – 6K Additive, a division of 6K Inc. and leader in the sustainable production of materials for additive manufacturing, today announced the strategic appointments of Nicholas Pflugh as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Jonathan Wolak as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). These experienced executives join the 6K Additive leadership team during a pivotal period of expansion, and strengthens the company’s position as the dominant US producer of titanium, nickel and refractory metals serving the aerospace, medical and defense markets for alloys and AM powder. These appointments align with the company’s commitment to innovation, growth, and delivering domestic production of critical materials to the additive manufacturing market metal alloying industry.
Pflugh, with an impressive 16-year career at Kennametal, last held the position of Vice President and General Manager of the Engineered Wear Components division. Pflugh was decisive in leading strategies that culminated in double-digit revenue growth. His previous roles, including CCO with commercial responsibility for a $1 billion business segment and VP of the insert tooling business unit, underscore his strategic acumen, leadership prowess, and ability to drive transformative commercial growth.
Wolak brings a wealth of experience, having most recently excelled as the Financial Director for the Architectural Coatings division of PPG Industries, Inc., a multi-billion dollar business unit within the publicly-traded, $18 billion global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials. With a 16-year tenure at PPG, Jonathan held critical roles, including the Global Finance Director for the Packaging Coatings business unit and the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, where he was instrumental in driving significant growth and amplifying earnings.
“I am delighted to welcome Nick and Jonathan to our executive team at 6K Additive. Each brings a unique blend of expertise, vision, and proven leadership that is not only impressive but essential for our customers as they look to secure domestic supply of critical materials like titanium and C103 both vital to our nation’s defense,” said Frank Roberts, President of 6K Additive. “Jonathan’s financial acumen and strategic insights, coupled with Nicholas’s exceptional track record of working with the defense primes and global organizations to drive commercial growth, align perfectly with our ambitious roadmap. Their contributions will be instrumental in accelerating our mission to deliver unparalleled value, innovation, and quality to our clients world-wide.”