A leader in the DIY movement, Bre Pettis led MakerBot as CEO from its beginning in 2009. Now, as founder of Bre & Co., he is exploring the frontier of gratitude, friendship, and craftsmanship. Pettis has a long history of making things and inspiring others to make things.

Prior to co-founding MakerBot, Pettis co-founded the Brooklyn hacker collective NYC Resistor, where MakerBot technology was first concocted, tested, and proven. He was also an art teacher in the Seattle Public School system. In 2012, Pettis was honored with the Disruptive Innovation Award from the Tribeca Film Festival, for “creating an entire ecosystem for desktop 3D printing.”