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Connie J. Zheng
North of Nine Communications
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Carrie Motamedi Named TechShop Vice President of Marketing
Motamedi is newest member of TechShop executive management team
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , July 31, 2013 -- TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, today announced that Carrie Motamedi has been promoted to vice president of marketing and member of the executive management team. She joins chairman and founder Jim Newton, CEO Mark Hatch, and COO and vice president of business development Dan Woods on the core team that guides TechShop and delivers on its promise.

“Carrie quickly earned our respect and admiration not only because she’s a seasoned professional who delivers results we need as a growing company, but also because of how easily she embraced the spirit of TechShop,” said Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop. “She understands our audiences – from entrepreneurs and makers to potential investors and partners – and the part each plays in our brand.”

A proven entity at TechShop, Motamedi plays a critical role in branding and promoting the company’s alliances with corporations and organizations that include Autodesk, General Electric, Ford, Lowe’s, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

As vice president of marketing, Motamedi will oversee marketing, public relations and investor relations, and the evolution of the corporate culture. She will continue to partner with executives and site managers across the U.S. to carry the TechShop mission to members, local communities, partners and makers.

Motamedi joined TechShop as senior director of marketing in 2010, after more than 15 years in technology communications and marketing. At Sun Microsystems, she led public relations, analyst relations and employee communications for a number of executives and products, and drove programs for labs, cloud computing, Java and the microprocessor divisions. Prior to Sun, she worked at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world’s largest public relations firms.

Born and raised in the Detroit Metro area, Motamedi earned a dual degree in English and Advertising from Michigan State University and studied at the University of London

About TechShop, Inc.
Founded in October 2006, TechShop is a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio providing access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop offers classes, workshops, instruction and meet-ups for people of all ages and skill levels. TechShop is based in San Jose, Calif., with locations nationwide.

For information and course listings, visit www.techshop.com, email info@techshop.com or call 855-TECHSHOP. You can follow TechShop on Twitter at "@TechShop." TechShop is also on Facebook as "TechShop Incorporated."

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