Jack Moranetz

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Jack grew up in Golden Colorado, where he learned to appreciate the great outdoors. He received his degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University, and competed on the Division 1 swim team. After graduation, Jack designed swimming pool products and discovered his passion for product development. Jack likes to call himself a “maker.” […]

Don Chu

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Don is a dynamic mechanical engineer renowned for his creative talent and hands-on approach to design. From tech start-ups to giants in automotive such as Honda & Toyota, Don has helped play pivotal roles in developing cutting-edge products and enhancing user experiences. Don has worked on a wide range of projects including ruggedized electric motorcycles, […]

Cynthia Cano

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Cynthia was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley region of TX before attending Carnegie Mellon to obtain her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She discovered her passion for product development because it requires merging the world of mechanical design with the creative world of industrial design. She started her professional career as a plant […]

Greg Kinney

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Greg grew up in Las Vegas, NV before attending Loras College to play Men’s Volleyball and obtain his engineering degree. After moving to Texas and working in both the pressure vessel and flight simulator industries, Greg earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UT-Austin. In his free time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, woodworking, and […]

Parth Patel

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Parth is originally from Gujarat, India. He relocated to the U.S in 2008 and earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Oregon State University in 2020. Parth likes to observe things, finding the reasoning behind their existence and how they work, which is why he chose to pursue Mechanical Engineering as his career. His professional engineering […]

Raiza Newberry-Quiroz

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Raiza (rye-zuh) was born and raised in Texas, receiving her BA in Television from Columbia College Chicago. Raiza has a fascination with compiling and managing content for social media. Previously she had her hand in social media content creation for several organizations and companies. Now, she is tasked with helping Pump tell its story and […]

Robert Durfee

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Robert came to Pump Studios after graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Originally from Atlanta, GA, he comes from a family of engineers and designers. If it has any moving parts or flashing lights, Robert will probably try to take it apart and figure out how it […]

Libertad Escobar

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Libertad (Lee-behr-tahd) joined Pump Studios shortly after graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and concentration in Mechanical Design. She once visited Pump in high school for a school trip where her class was given 3D printed samples. Her undergraduate capstone project was completed in Zurich, Switzerland with the Universitätsspital Zürich […]

Liz Ruchte

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Liz has hands-on experience delivering solutions at all stages of development, from concept through volume manufacturing, and is passionate about empowering human ingenuity to promote innovation. Her experience in product development allows for a holistic perspective, and an understanding of factors that drive project requirements and success, while also providing technical expertise. Liz earned her […]

Celeste Lamberth

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With more than 30 years of experience in financial and back office management, Celeste manages the financial, HR and operations at Pump Studios. Celeste has built the infrastructure and managed the financial instruments to handle Pump’s growing business. Prior to co-founding Pump, Celeste managed the financial growth of a well respected consulting firm, with multiple […]