Teresa Myers emigrated from Vietnam to Philadelphia in 1975. After working eight months as a bookkeeper’s assistant, she earned her Associates degree in Fashion Design from Tracey-Warner Fashion Design School (now The Art Institute of Philadelphia). That same year she opened up her own dress shop which she sold four years later.
In 1984 she moved to Jacksonville, Florida and began work in accounting for Hydrolec, a growing company that produced hydraulic power units used in the recycling industry. After working for 13 years for Hydrolec, she left her position as Chief Financial Officer to partner with her husband in the development of a company that he purchased; Seth Pumps. It was a small manufacturing company that produced one single industrial pump product. Since they purchased the company Myers-Seth Pump, Inc. now produces seven product lines and offers full project consulting services in addition to a rental operation for construction projects and other applications.
Teresa is the recipient of the 2009 Business Leader of the Year by the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Center, and the 2010 Spirit of Rosie-Pioneer Award. As a business owner, she puts incredible focus and heart in to team building, sharing her drive for continuous improvement and knowledge, and making sure that her employees know that the limits are endless to what they can accomplish. She believes a company built on faith and commitment is the key to success, and giving back to the community through investing in internship programs through local universities.