|Neftali Alvarez||Annie Arbogast||Malcolm Blanchard*||George Cagle|
|Loren Carpenter||Ed Catmull*||Susan Anderson Catmull||Shannon Collins|
|Don Conway||Rob Cook||Lynn DeKeyser||David DiFrancesco*|
|Janice Diane||Bob Drebin||Lisa Ellis||Craig Good|
|Ralph Guggenheim*||Charlie Gunn||Doug Hagemeier||Dennis Jennings|
|David Johansen||Bill Kaiser||John Lasseter||Mark Leather|
|Sam Leffler||Adam Levinthal||Matt Martin||Jeff Mock|
|Lane Molpus||Tom Noggle||Eben Ostby||Tom Porter|
|Bill Reeves||John Seamons||Glenn Sharp||Alvy Ray Smith*|
|Deirdre Warin||Jim Wilson||Sara Wright||Bruce Young|
In the list above, 15 of the 40 names are in bold text. These are the founding employees still with Pixar, 27 years after its formation!
But even before Pixar was an independent company, before folks like John Lasseter, Loren Carpenter, Bill Reeves and Craig Good joined up with Catmull and Smith at Lucasfilm, some of these folks were together at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) back in the late 1970s. The names with an asterisk were all at NYIT. As you can see, 3 people - Malcolm Blanchard, Ed Catmull and David DiFrancesco, have been working together for at least 34 years! In addition, Tom Duff was also at NYIT in the late '70s and is still with the company today (he left Lucasfilm in 1984 but came back to Pixar a few years after the spinoff).
Given today's environment of contracting work out and short-term engagements, the fact that so many Pixarians have stayed with the company is an amazing accomplishment, and a testament to the culture that Catmull, Lasseter and the others have built. I think their commitment to each other and their common dream of creating computer animated films has a lot to do with the continued success of the company.
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