Continuum Powders completes rebrand from MolyWorks, names Higby as CEO

June 10, 2024

Rob Higby joined the company in April 2024 as Chief Executive Officer (Courtesy Continuum Powders)
Rob Higby joined the company in April 2024 as Chief Executive Officer (Courtesy Continuum Powders)

Continuum Powders, based in Los Gatos, California, USA, has announced the completion of its official rebrand from MolyWorks and the appointment of Rob Higby as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Rob Higby succeeds previous CEO Phil Ward, who will now assume the role of President — Asia Pacific, where he will lead Continuum’s Asia Pacific operations. Since 2020, Ward has led the organisation through customer adoption, IP development, quality systems certification and the establishment of funding partnerships.

“I’m excited to be partnering with Rob as we accelerate our metal powder and service offerings to our customers,” stated Ward. “Rob’s experience and track record of delivering next-generation manufacturing and MRO services to customers is the perfect focus for Continuum as we scale our global business being served out of Texas, California and Singapore.”

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Higby has experience in building service teams for the delivery of next-generation offerings to customers. Most recently, he served as an Executive Partner with AEA Investors, where he led the firm’s Aerospace & Defense investment practice. He led several investments for the firm and advised other companies, including Velo3D Inc, where he also served as Advisor to the Board of Directors and interim Chief Commercial Officer.

Prior to AEA, Higby served as CEO of TurbineAero, an auxiliary power unit (APU) services MRO, which grew to a top twenty-five private company in Arizona in 2019 under his leadership. This track record is expected to make him well suited to leading Continuum Powders.

“I’m delighted to be joining the Continuum Powders team,” Higby stated. “Continuum combines our industry’s best engineers and service professionals with an unmatched value proposition that will lead our industry in the years and decades to come. I look forward to working with the amazing professionals in our company and taking our powder lifecycle management value proposition to each of our customers and industry thought leaders.”

Under the rebrand, MolyWorks Materials Corporation has changed its corporate naming to Continuum Powders Corporation to become a single, unified brand that more accurately represents the future and differentiators of the company. All company assets, patents, employees and locations are now officially Continuum Powders.

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