August 23, 2017
From the very beginning, SkyX has been about two things: A vision – and the people who share it.
It’s hard to believe, looking at that picture of happy faces, but SkyX began a couple of years back with just three people: Founder and CEO Didi Horn, aeronautical engineer David Vorsin and electrical engineer Liron Shemesh. Soon, that team – and the vision – began to expand.
During the company’s first summer in Canada (2016), SkyX brought on Jacob Green as a co-op student. Jacob was (and is) working on degrees in both electrical engineering and law. (One of us joked he would be eminently qualified to be a Circuit Court Judge.) He’s also an IT expert.
Jacob is talented, tireless, funny – and totally dedicated to SkyX. He put in exceedingly long hours and contributed in countless ways to making the summer of ’16 memorable – then did it all over again in 2017. Wow.
Jacob was one of four co-op engineering students that SkyX was fortunate enough to have this summer. And now, as summer comes to end, they’ll be leaving SkyX (at least for now) and heading back to school.
Sharing office space with Jacob (and no small amount of humour) was James Melisek – a micro-controller expert and engineering student. Like Jacob, James was a hard worker who always seemed to strike the perfect balance between focus, dedication, and fun. James is entering his fourth year of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Western University. We said goodbye to James last week – but are hopeful we’ll see him again soon. During one of his final meetings, James described SkyX as “The best place I’ve ever worked.”
Liam Moxey shared that same office space and passion, and is also returning to school this fall. He’s entering his fourth year as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo. Passionate about both design and manufacturing processes, he’ll be a logical choice for SkyX when we eventually reach a stage of automating our building process. 🙂