Meet the Team – Tray Johnson
Introduce yourself – What’s your role at Quext?
As VP of Innovation for Quext, I’m primarily responsible for developing our IoT solution. By creating a custom LoRaWAN thermostat, we’ve figured out a way to reduce required hardware in apartment units by one-third and deliver a product that’s beneficial to both residents and property staff.
What is your background?
I graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Texas Tech, then went to work for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in Dallas. Then, I got an opportunity to come back to West Texas to work for Smartfield, an Agricultural Technology start-up. There, we built wireless electronic devices for farmers and commercial researchers. In 2018, I came to Quext to begin developing our IoT solution.
What do you see for the future of IoT?
As we see more and more integrated devices, data will become very, very valuable. Not just having, but knowing what to do with it and being able to use it in meaningful ways. Coming up with data sets that we will be able to use practically is a challenge I look forward to.
What are you most excited about for the future of technology in the Multifamily Industry?
I’m excited about the point in time where smart technology is ubiquitous in multifamily. It’s not ubiquity that excites me though, it’s the part that will come next. Once we reach this point, more and more ideas will spawn based on what the industry can do collectively with smart communities. I’m excited to do my part to help pioneer many of these ideas and concepts.
What’s your favorite thing about working for Quext?
The people. I’ve never worked for/with people as competent and as wholesome top to bottom before. It’s a rare combination to be able to work with people that are incredibly talented with a great sense of humility at the same time.
What’s the last thing you binge-watched?
The Boys on Amazon Prime.
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