Adrian Lannin was the original Executive Director of the 3MF Consortium. Recognizing that the industry needed a true 3D printing format that was free to use, Adrian spearheaded the project to build an industry consortium that was dedicated to supporting industry needs and solving practical problems.
Adrian has worked in traditional printing and scanning for more than three decades. A Microsoft veteran of twenty years, he was a Group Program Manager on the Windows Operating System team, responsible for the overall development and evolution of the printing, scanning, and 3D printing capabilities built into Windows.
Before working at Microsoft, Adrian worked at Bell and Howell as the ISV Manager for their high-speed scanner division. In that role, Adrian developed strong relationships with software partners, delivering complete solutions for customers. Adrian also served on the board of the TWAIN working group, aiding with several improvements to the standard.
Adrian holds a BSc degree in Psychology from Northumbria University, and an MSc Degree in Computer Science from Newcastle University, in England.