Karen Linder, Co-Founder, CEO
Karen is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and co-founder of Tethon 3D.
As a Cytotechnologist (one who studies cells), she previously founded Heartland Pathology, Inc. Karen is active in Nebraska’s innovation ecosystem, serving on the boards of The Nature Conservancy – Nebraska, Nobl Health, Nebraska Angels, and SkyVu Entertainment.
Jim Linder M.D., 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 CEO of Nebraska Medicine. He serves on the board of Pipeline Entrepreneurs and portfolio companies of Linseed Capital
Trent Allen, President
Trent has 10 years of work experience in business strategy and marketing. He holds an MBA in Marketing & International Business from James Cook University, with a Bachelors degree in Business from Morningside College.
Greg Pugh, CTO
Max is a technical artist and 3D sculptor with over a decade 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.
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.