Marathon Machines is located in Silicon Valley, California and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
We are a startup appliance company,
taking cues from Tesla Motors, Apple, and Nest.

The Marathon Team

Glenn Reid

Founder & CEO

Glenn is an engineer and entrepreneur, and has created and launched many innovative products, including iMovie and iPhoto. Glenn worked closely with Steve Jobs to design and deliver breakthrough products, holds numerous technological patents and has founded five different startup companies.

Steve Dussé

Electrical Engineering

Steve is an MIT-educated electrical engineer with a career in engineering management at Logitech, aerospace, RSA security, and everything in between. Steve can fix anything, design sophisticated electronics, and is a licensed electrician. He is now a contractor who always comes through when we need him.

Angelo Quagliata

VP Business Development

Angelo has a wealth of experience in account management and business development and has worked with Glenn twice before. He is working on growth and partnerships.

Esther Buss (Buß)

VP Marketing

Esther is a German Wunderkind with a background in Strategic Marketing and CRM. She has worked in large corporations and start-ups in various stages of growth. She is also a soccer/swim team mom who has moved way too many loads of laundry from the washer to the dryer while muttering German swear words under her breath....

Joe Wabiszewski

VP Engineering

Joe is our first recruit in Milwaukee, a Mechanical Engineer with experience in manufacturing, design, and supply chain management. Joe already has risen to be the most enthusiastic person on the team.

Cirilo Cavalli

Research & Development

Cirilo is a Brazilian mechatronics engineer and strong manager who was most recently the head of Electrolux R&D lab in North Carolina. He holds several patents related to fabric care technology and brings a wealth of industry experience and practical know-how to our team.

Amy Greenhalgh

Regional Sales Director

Amy is a native of Madison, Wisconsin and joins Marathon to drive Sales in any region but Wisconsin — the more tropical or European, the better. Amy is a student of human nature and her background in retail gives her the competitive edge.

Giovanna Baffico

Design Director

Giovanna is a gifted visual thinker with a background in fashion design, color theory, textiles, and everything related to the clothing we wash in our machines. She brings her amazing work ethic, critical eye, and indomitable spirit to everything we do. And a few things we don't do.

Advisory Board

Sina Tamaddon

Sina was on the senior executive team at Apple for many years working with Steve Jobs. He was a Senior VP, but his business card just said "Office of the CEO".

Peter Gleason

Peter has a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, specializing in product design. Peter was previously part of Monkey Wrench Design, a San Francisco-based consulting firm.

Larry Hitchcock

Larry is the CEO and Co-Founder of Socialeads, a Milwaukee-based AI company. Larry has extensive experience in industry, media, and always has a big vision and great insights.

Jim Rutt

Jim is the past Chairman of the Santa Fe Institute. He was CEO of Network Solutions, Inc., which operated the .com, .net, and .org domain namespaces on the Internet. He served as chief strategy officer and division President after Network Solutions was acquired by VeriSign in 2000.

Ron Walter

Ron was the co-founder of Calpine Energy, and is a 30-year veteran of the electrical power industry, having grown with Calpine since its inception in 1984. He brings a range of knowledge about all aspects of the power industry, energy management, and markets.

Matt Renner

Matt is currently Executive Director of the World Business Academy. Matt is passionate about energy, conservation, and stewardship for the planet.