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Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009 5:00 AM

Research Triangle Park, NC, July 8, 2009- Robert Kody, previously general manager of the digital orthodontics business at 3M Unitek Corp., has joined Geomagic as general manager of the company's dental business.

Kody is responsible for managing every aspect of Geomagic's dental operations. Geomagic's fast-growing dental business supports chair-side and lab-side dental CAD/CAM solutions that enable professionals to design and create precise restorations, streamline the dental reconstruction process, and improve patient care.

Kody joined 3M in 1998 as a scientist in the corporate research lab. From 2005 to 2009, he was responsible for managing and growing all areas of 3M Unitek's digital orthodontics business. Kody holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, a PhD in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

"Bob has a rare combination of entrepreneurial spirit and proven management experience in digital dentistry," says Ping Fu, Geomagic president and CEO. "I'm confident he will lead our dental business to the next level of growth and continue to push innovation of digital technology for better office care and improved lab service offerings."

"I'm excited by the opportunity to work with the incredible Geomagic leadership team," says Kody. "Geomagic products and technology are driving the digital revolution that is transforming the dental industry."

About Geomagic

Geomagic (www.geomagic.com) is a global company dedicated to advancing and applying 3D technology for the benefit of humanity. Geomagic’s scanning and design software solutions are used to capture and model 3D content from physical objects, organically sculpt complex shapes, and prepare products for manufacturing. In addition, the company produces powerful 3D metrology and inspection software that verifies dimensional quality by comparing as-built products to master designs. Geomagic’s Sensable Phantom haptic devices simulate the sense of touch in a digital environment. 

Geomagic’s software and hardware are utilized by world-class customers in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer products, toys, collectibles, coindesign, jewelry, fine art, heritage restoration, research, education, mold making, entertainment, training and surgical simulation. In fact, some of the world’s leading companies and research organizationsuse Geomagic software, including Ford, BMW,Boeing, Harley DavidsonTimberland, Mattel/Fisher Price, Lego, Pratt & WhitneyNASA, Schneider Electronic, 3M, Danaher and Invisalign. Geomagic is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, with an office in Boston, subsidiaries in Europe and Asia, and channel partners worldwide.

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