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Hyphen’s Joe Holland Receives Prestigious DINO Award from Additive Manufacturing Users Group

CYPRESS, Calif. – (April 26, 2016) – Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, is pleased to congratulate Hyphen™ employee Joe Holland on winning a 2016 Distinguished INovator Operator (DINO) Award f​rom the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG).


Holland was one of ten industry veterans who received a DINO Award at the 28th annual users group conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Said Holland, “It’s an honor to be presented with a DINO, and join a distinguished group of past winners dedicated to contributing to the advancement of the industry.”

Holland is the Rapid Prototyping Centre Supervisor with Hyphen, a division of Christie, located in Kitchener, Ontario, which specializes in rapid prototyping and environmental testing. Holland has more than ten years of additive manufacturing experience, with hands-on knowledge of the four core additive manufacturing technologies and in-depth understanding of all others.

Mark Barfoot, managing director, Hyphen, and AMUG president said, “Joe’s robust experience within the additive manufacturing industry, his commitment to continually improving upon processes and technology, and his dedication to sharing his knowledge with AMUG and the industry all combine to make it a pleasure to have presented him with this award.”

The DINO Award recognizes individuals for both their contributions and years of experience with additive manufacturing technology. Board members consider criteria such as contributions to AMUG, contributions to the industry, willingness to share and assist, and years of hands-on work with an additive manufacturing technology​.

About Hyphen

Hyphen is a full-service rapid prototyping and environmental testing center with North America’s widest range of capabilities, under one roof and open to the public. Hyphen’s rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing technologies offer access to all the latest processes and materials for developing prototypes. Engineers, technicians, and technologists use Hyphen’s environmental testing to identify potential field failures, testing issues early in the product development cycle to mitigate risks. Its fully-equipped facility can simulate a variety of mechanical and electrical tests. As a division of Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., Hyphen offers a long history of expertise to its customers. The Hyphen team of professionals has first-hand experience in shortening lead times and project design cycles. For more information, visit

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit

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