Karen Linder, Co-Founder, President & CEO
Karen is an entrepreneur, Angel investor, and co-founder of Tethon 3D.
Her education and background is as a Cytotechnologist (one who studies cells). Karen enjoys writing, painting and sculpting and serves on the boards of the KANEKO, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Nebraska Angels and SkyVu Entertainment.
Jim Linder, Co-Founder
Jim is an entrepreneur, Angel investor, and co-founder of Tethon 3D.
He is a pathologist and has successfully commercialized two medical devices. Jim is President of University Technology Development Corporation of the University of Nebraska. He serves on the board of Pipeline Entrepreneurs and portfolio companies of Linseed Capital.
Greg Pugh, Director of Technical Operations
Max is a technical artist and 3D sculptor with over six years of experience in Maya and various other programs. Before working at Tethon 3D Max was Lead Artist at SkyVu Entertainment where he managed a team of artists through the production of multiple mobile games.
Trent Allen, Director of Business Development
Aaron Rager, Director of Sales
Aaron holds an MBA in Marketing & International Business from Texas A&M University, with a Bachelors degree in Finance from the University of Nebraska and is currently working toward a Masters Degree in Innovation and Emerging Technologies at Stanford University. Aaron devotes much of his time serving others as an international missionary giving foundational business lectures and providing consultative support for domestic and international non-profits. He is an active board member for many local organizations and enjoys nothing more than spending time with family, bantering over the latest news, traveling, or best yet…early morning golf or late night bowling!
Walter Bircher, Mechanical Engineer
Walter is a Mechanical Engineer specializing in robotics and mechatronic system design.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Walter is currently working towards his PhD at Yale University on a full research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Previous work includes development of miniature surgical robots with Virtual Incision and internships at Honeybee Robotics and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Walter developed the Tethon 3D ceramic 3D printer prototype and leads hardware development for the company.
John is an American ceramic artist best known for his large scale sculptures.
He is currently Associate Professor of Art and the head of the ceramic art program at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.
He is an inventor of key Tethon3D products and processes.