Curtis Lary, Georgia Tech ’20, studied mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduating in 2020 during the pandemic. Through his time as a Phi, Curtis took part in three marathons throughout Georgia and one Ironman 70.3 Triathlon. He participated in the Alpha Phi King of Hearts talent show along with his brothers and was also featured in the college-wide innovation showcase “The Inventure Prize” which was broadcasted on national television. Curtis was involved in many extra-curricular engineering projects/ventures at Georgia Tech, one of which was an automatic robot food delivery system that was deployed and operated at a restaurant within the university (W8R Systems). The project landed him a spot as a finalist in Georgia Tech’s competitive 2020 InVenture Prize competition.
Since graduation, Curtis has gone on to pursue a career as the founder and CEO of the technology startup Hextronics, where he and his team are developing products for drone autonomy (Hextronics.Tech). Hextronics is focused on “enabling aerial autonomy” when it comes to developing compact Drone Nests that work with a variety of the industry’s leading drones. Curtis was able to convince one of his fellow Phi Delt brothers, Nicholas Mulka, to join him on this venture, and he came aboard in 2021 as another mechanical engineer to increase the company’s technical ability. The engineering team at Hextronics is constantly growing, and their systems are already deployed in over twenty countries, serving industries of construction, mining, agriculture, and first responders.
“The fraternal experience of Phi Delta Theta prepared me to take on seemingly impossible challenges by working together with my team and brothers!”