Founder & CEO, MakerBot
Bre Pettis has led MakerBot as CEO since it's beginning in 2009, but has a long history of making things and inspiring others to make things. He was instrumental in building the first prototypes of MakerBot's 3D printers, and has become known worldwide as a leading evangelist for personal manufacturing. Bre has been a highly sought-after speaker and interview subject, gracing the cover of numerous magazines (most recently WIRED), and been a guest on The Colbert Report, and many more. MakerBot was featured in the October 2012 edition of Fast Company as a 2012 Innovation by Design awardees, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and many others.