Albert Manero, the founder of Limbitless Solutions, has been named one of Central Florida’s 40 Under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal. The award distinguishes remarkable young professionals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community.
Manero is a three-time graduate of the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science, having earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He is the president of Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit that specializes in creating 3D printed bionic arms that are functional, expressive and completely free of charge. Manero started 3D printing arms as an experiment for 6-year-old Alex Pring, who was born without most of his right arm. Limbitless Solutions now has a goal to deliver 5,000 bionic arms by 2020.
The UCF alum is not the only Knight on the list. He’s joined by Milke Kilbride, the assistant vice president of UCF Downtown.