Teresa Frye is the owner and president of TechForm Advanced Casting Technology. In the early 1990s, her firm introduced high-temperature casting methods from the aerospace industry to jewelry manufacturing. A leading expert on jewelry casting and a prolific researcher, she has published technical papers and articles worldwide and speaks frequently at industry conferences in the United States and Europe. Her pioneering research on hot isostatic pressing led to a process now being embraced nationally by jewelry manufacturers. Today, TechForm provides platinum castings to many of the top jewelry brands. Her publications have appeared in the Platinum Metals Review, the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology, the Jewelry Technology Forum, MJSA Journal and JCK magazine. She founded the Portland Jewelry Symposium in 2008, an annual educational conference that specifically serves the needs of manufacturing retailers.