Honored by Inc. Magazine as “The Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2005, Ping Fu co-founded Geomagic, a leading US software company which pioneers 3D technologies that fundamentally change the way products are designed and manufactured around the world. From repairing vintage cars at Jay Leno’s garage to preserving US treasures and digitally recreating the Statue of Liberty, Geomagic enables design and production of one-of-a-kind products and services at a cost lower than that of mass production.
Geomagic was acquired by 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) in February 2013. Ping served an executive role as the Chief Entrepreneur Officer responsible for corporate growth strategy, new market development, and innovation programs.
Ping has received numerous awards for her leadership, including Outstanding American by Choice Award from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Carolinas, and Lifetime Achievements award by Business Leader magazine.
Ping received a MS degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a BA degree in Computer Science from University of California San Diego. Ping’s memoir published in 2013, “Bend, Not Break: Life in two worlds, is a New York Times best seller.