Erik Gjøvik is the chief product officer and co-founder of Essentium, Inc. Erik leads Essentium's product vision and strategy to deliver groundbreaking 3D printing solutions that transform industrial additive manufacturing.
Erik was previously director of engineering, mechanical and production for mophie Inc. where he led product development from inception to release for a broad range of mobile lifestyle products. Erik restructured the New Product Introduction system at mophie, resulting in a 3x increase product introductions while at the same time improving Time-to-Market by 45 percent. As senior manager of manufacturing design engineering for Apple Inc. Erik led a manufacturing engineering team to work on Apple's most advanced projects including Apple laptops. He drove innovative techniques to create quality products in an ultra-high-volume CNC environment.