About Andy Trench, XactSense Founder and CEO
Andy Trench is a prolific inventor, designer, UAV pilot, and technology evangelist. He is driven to improve the human experience through creative approach and intelligent design.
Raised in Westchester NY, he attended Rhode Island School of Design, and now lives in Providence Rhode Island where he has co-owned and operated a successful commercial interior architecture Design/Build firm for over 10 years. As lead engineer and general contractor, Andy has overseen design, drawing, 3D rendering, fabrication, and managed project budgets from $250,000 to multiple millions.
In 2005 Andy founded ZoomVideo, turning his longtime passion for remote piloted aircraft into a lucrative aerial imaging business. Flying cameras and video equipment on a fleet of aircrafts for commercial filming and inspection quickly lead to customizing and redesigning the platforms for better performance and efficiency.
The stabilized, longer flying, heavier lifting innovations soon proved valuable for aerial surveying using photo data to extract 3-dimensional information many industries wanted. With over a decade of Unmanned Aircraft building and flying, hundreds of hours of aerial filming, and thousands of acres mapped from autonomous aircraft, Andy founded XactSense Inc. and utilizes his creative background and inventive drive to create unique geospatial data-gathering solutions.
Andy now lives in Warwick RI, with his Partner Kyla Coburn, and his 5 children.