3D software firm has hired a veteran executive to lead its growing dental business.

Robert Kody, who most recently worked at 3M Unitek, will serve as general manager for the Geomagic unit. He worked in digital orthodontics at 3M Unitek for 11 years.

Venture capital-backed Geomagic offers computer-assisted design software for dentists to use in the lab or at their chairs for the design and creation of dental restorations.

Kody holds an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, a PhD in polymer science