Mick and Tiffany Mountz

Lexington, Massachusetts

  • June 17, 2014

Mick earned an MIT degree in mechanical engineering in 1987 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1996. He worked in high-tech product development at Motorola, Apple, and Webvan before becoming   founder and CEO of Kiva Systems. Now an Amazon company, Kiva revolutionized the way e-commerce fulfillment centers pick, pack, and ship inventory, using mobile robots, mobile shelving, and complex adaptive algorithms. Tiffany earned a degree in nursing from the University of Kansas. They have four children, all under six, and enjoy international travel.

Mick and Tiffany Mountz

“We want MIT to continue to thrive as a force for U.S. competitiveness and to continue to transform the world, so we made a gift that supports the Department of Mechanical Engineering, a scholarship, and MIT baseball. MIT has been a central theme in my life. Fifteen years after graduating, I started a company with my roommate and seven longtime friends from our fraternity days. Our robotics idea built on the mechanical engineering skills we learned at MIT, which allowed us to visualize a product and bring it to life. In addition, Tiffany and I were both college athletes and believe that the competitive instincts, leadership, self-discipline, and teamwork skills you develop from sports are vital to success in business and everyday life. We love the idea of giving back to the Institute that helped us get to where we are today.”

Please consider your own gift to MIT.
For information, contact David Woodruff: 617-253-3990;
daw@mit.edu. Or visit giving.mit.edu.

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