Get to Know: Hunter BarbaTrevor Hendricks
We recently added Hunter Barba to the team. We sat down with Hunter to get to know him better.
Hunter, welcome to the TyRex Technology Family.
So Hunter, tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you come from and where have you worked previously?
I was born and raised in Texas – from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley area, then to the Austin area around 6th grade. This transition was pivotal in my life, opening doors to sports, especially basketball, which played a significant role in shaping my character and preparing me for the future. I went to Providence College on a full scholarship where I earned two degrees: one in Economics (BS) and the other in Sociology (BA). Originally, my plan was to engage in non-profit work in the Northeast, but family responsibilities brought me back to Texas to support my grandparents and others. Since then, I’ve been based in the North Austin area with experience in the automotive and insurance sectors.
What drew you to TyRex? What particularly excites you to come work here?
My initial attraction to TyRex was rooted in its technology-driven focus. As I learned more about the company, I became increasingly enthusiastic about joining the team. In previous roles, I had reached a point in my career where I felt I wasn’t learning as much as I desired. TyRex and iRex offered a different experience – I saw it as an opportunity to learn and grow significantly more and that’s what truly excited me.
Recently, we’ve seen significant expansion, especially with the addition of Woolly 3D and the focus on Additive Manufacturing. I’m inclined to lend my support to those at the forefront of the development. This means engaging with our current partners and discussing how we can enhance their spaces or production using these cutting-edge tools.
Do you have any specialties or specific areas of focus?
At TyRex, my daily focus revolves around operations coordination but I play a role on the sales team, which involves networking and building connections. Working within the TyRex family, I’ve had the privilege of not only experiencing but also hearing about projects across sister companies. This exposure has expanded my knowledge of our capabilities and the endless possibilities within the technology sector. I’m sure there’s still much more for me to discover, but being here at TyRex I know I’ll have ample opportunities to continue learning.
What areas are you looking forward to expanding at TyRex?
Recently, we’ve seen significant expansion, especially with the addition of Woolly 3D and the focus on Additive Manufacturing. I’m inclined to lend my support to those at the forefront of the development. This means engaging with our current partners and discussing how we can enhance their spaces or production using these cutting-edge tools. As for iRex, I’ve been dedicating my efforts to streamline the administration work that falls under my purview. It was in good shape to begin with, but there’s always room for improvement and I’m committed to making those enhancements.
What are some things you wish the average person knew about your line of work?
I wish more people understood the sheer scope of what we do and the transformative impact our technology can have on various sectors.
So, this last question has become a bit of a tradition for us. What is the one tool you can’t live without?
Well, in a world filled with gadgets and tools, it’s hard to pick just one. But if I had to choose, it would be my smartphone. It’s like my personal command center helping me stay connected and organized in this fast-paced digital age.