Founding Team


Rod Wagner
Founder - CEO/CTO

Rod Wagner, founder and CEO of Thought Fabricators, has over 35 years working in the computer field, developing both hardware and software for a large international company. Additionally, he has over 40 years of experience in the jewelry field, with expertise in casting, fabrication, lapidary and molding. He owned a jewelry manufacturing company, as well as retail jewelry stores. Rod is always experimenting with new materials and ways to turn 3D prints into more durable objects using brass, aluminum, silver, wood and even glass.


Ben Simon-Thomas
Founder - CSO 

Ben Simon-Thomas is a founder and CEO of SoundFit, LLC, a 3D scanning company focused on building affordable, easy to use, high precision 3D scanners. He has 20+ years management experience running group buying, mobile commerce, SAAS and healthcare startups. He thinks BIG and believes that great products come from iteration and tenacious optimism. He has a gift for creating great teams and fixing all the things that break (with a smile)! He is passionate about bringing manufacturing to the masses and believes that 3D scanning is fundamental to the future of making things.


Monte Martinez
Founder - COO

Monte Martinez - CEO of Pacific Coast Laboratories, Inc. (PCL). Monte has 15 years experience in both the custom ear tip industry as well as the 2-way radio industry. He has developed a number of ear tip solutions for hearing aid users and co-developed the company’s flagship products: the patented SoundWaves series behind-the-ear listening system used by NFL teams, the U.S. Navy, law enforcement, and Homeland Security. By using On-Demand-Manufacturing for a SCAN-2-PRINT solution for 3D printed custom ear tips, Monte continues to seek out new and innovative technologies to improve production and expand PCL’s product offering.