Byron Smith, President

Byron W. Smith, MSME, PE has a very broad technical background combined with leadership experience. Mr. Smith studied engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, with an emphasis on mechatronics; and has worked with precision dynamic systems and large structures for over 15 years. Mr. Smith served as a senior mechanical engineer designing and analyzing large precision controlled structures for VertexRSI. He subsequently moved to Lowell Observatory, serving as Project Manager for the design and construction of the 4.3m Discovery Channel Telescope before founding X Double Dot.

Mr. Smith grew up with a curiosity about how things work, and has made a career of exploring how to make things work better. Management experience expanded this interest to include not just how things could perform better, but also the teams of people that develop them.

When not engaged in technical endeavors, he may often be found reading or exploring the outdoors by bike, boot or paddle.

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