Clay Guillory is a mechanical engineer by day, and a mechanical engineer by night. His passion for 3D printing began as a hobby, building the machines in his garage during his spare time. But the hobby quickly grew into a business, and Clay founded Titan Robotics at the age of 26. As a Mechanical Engineer, Clay knew he wanted to use his skills to make a difference in the lives of others, and found that path through 3D printing. From making custom prosthetics for children, to pushing the envelope of 3D printing with new technology and machine design, Clay has become an expert in the field of additive manufacturing and the head of a successful start up in Colorado Springs. As founder and CEO, Clay envisions Titan Robotics leading the way in the fields of 3D printing and manufacturing, from the medical field, to research, product development and every day manufacturing processes.
Allison Jones is a full time athlete with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Denver. Allison was born with a birth defect that left her without her right leg. This disability has not stopped her. Allison is a two-sport athlete in Para Alpine Skiing and Para Cycling and has competed in seven Paralympic games starting in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Winter Paralympic Games. As a mechanical engineer and athlete Allison designs and builds adaptive devices to maximize power and speed while competing. Allison is currently training for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro and in her spare time is working with Titan Robotics. Allison’s goal within Titan Robotics is to build and develop a prosthetics and orthotics division to help youth and adults alike. Current prosthetics and orthotics are costly and bound to insurance practices. Through design and innovation bringing the cost down and increasing the possibilities that will allow all to have the opportunity to live life to the fullest.
Maddie Garrett left the world of television news behind to join the Titan Robotics team in customer relations. Maddie was a news reporter and anchor for seven years, most recently at the NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, KOAA. Her experience as a journalist and communicator have made the transition into customer engagement an easy and exciting one. A self described “people person” with a knack for understanding people’s needs, she also assists with marketing and public relations campaigns at Titan. Feel free to contact Maddie any time at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Byron Guillory has been in the insurance business for over 30 years. When asked to move to Colorado from Lafayette, Louisiana in order to help his son Clay get Titan going, he eagerly agreed and packed his bags. He runs the daily operations of machine manufacturing at Titan. Whenever he has a chance to get away from the office, you’ll find Byron fishing or hunting across Colorado.
Carol Guillory is a Certified Public Accountant with 33 years of experience. She’s worked in all facets of public and private accounting in her home state of Louisiana. When her son Clay started Titan Robotics, Carol’s experience and expertise were needed and she jumped at the chance to move to Colorado to help. Carol is a vital part of the Titan team, handling all of the accounting and finances.
Dan Inman is the true definition of a “jack of all trades.” Dan runs daily operations of machine manufacturing in Titan’s workshop and is skilled in all areas of assembly. Dan has experience in automotive repair work, machining and machine assembly. After meeting and working with Clay at his previous job, they both knew Dan would be a great fit at Titan. Dan has quickly become a master of all things related to building Titan’s large-format custom 3D printers.
Jonathan Kuerschner II, or JJ, is currently a student of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. A fan of everything that can be made from plastic, machined, welded, and designed, JJ enjoys the opportunity to learn in a different way than in a classroom as an engineering apprentice at Titan. He’s also been a part of Titan from the beginning and has grown as a team member just as the company has continued to grow and expand.
Chris Begnaud is a Cajun transplant to Colorado with a passion for working hard and creating things with his hands. Chris moved to Colorado Springs from Lafayette, LA in 2016 with his wife and two young boys. He says Colorado is closer to his favorite place, Yosemite National Park, where he lived and worked for two seasons. It was there that he met his wife Ruth and developed a love for the mountains, backpacking and camping. Chris also has experience doing instrumentation work in the oil field in Louisiana, working with both tubing and electrical. He’s using those skills now to help fabricate and assemble Titan Robotics 3D printers. Chris can also make a mean gumbo!
Ryan Dearman is another Lafayette, Louisiana native who made the transition to Colorado living. Ryan attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette alongside Titan Robotics owner Clay Guillory. Ryan graduated from UL with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014, and after working in Louisiana he developed an interest in electronics, 3D printing and all things robotics. Ryan was a natural fit for the Titan Robotics team and uses his skills to help design and assemble large format 3D printers. When he’s not at work, you can find Ryan outside. He’s an avid outdoorsman with hobbies such as archery, hunting and fishing.
John Jenkins is a third generation machinist, describing CNC operation and programming as a family trade. As the head machinist at Titan Robotics, John programs and operates Titan’s in-house CNC mill, precision machining every 3D printer produced by Titan. From northwestern Pennsylvania, John originally set out to study information technology and web design, but soon found a successful career in the semiconductor industry. A 12 year veteran of the industry, John held roles from network administration, electro-mechanical technician and senior customer account representative. During this time, he also spent several years as a CNC programmer in a machine shop in Tennessee. Finally ready for a change of pace, John left the semiconductor industry and joined Titan Robotics in 2016 as its head CNC machinist. John’s other passions include motorcycling, hiking and music production at his home studio.
Dennis Gifford joined the team at Titan Robotics as a machine assembler at the beginning of 2017. Originally from Bakersfield, California, Dennis got his start early working with his father on electrical wiring for homes as a teenager. From there, Dennis attended aircraft maintenance school and became a certified airplane mechanic. He started his career in Portland, Oregon, working as an airplane mechanic for six years at Horizon Air. Finding success in the industry, Dennis moved up to work at Boeing in Seattle, Washington. His specialty was working on the Boeing 737 flight line for four years. But after several years in Seattle, Dennis knew he wanted a change of environment and a new working experience. Excited by the up and coming technology of 3D printing and the start-up atmosphere, Dennis traded in his corporate job at Boeing to be a part of the team at Titan. Colorado was also a great fit for Dennis, as he enjoys motorcycling, snowboarding and anything outdoors.