Building technology in Oklahoma, shipping all over the worldPublished: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 By: Scott Meacham Source: NewsOK
Steve Montgomery, CEO of Digital 6 Laboratories, started “messing around with electronics” in the third grade when transistors were common, highly integrated circuits were not, and people were still using tubes in radios.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were his technical heroes. In high school, a friend's father, who worked with some of the earliest computers, further whetted Montgomery's love of technology.
As a teen intern, he did some work on bar code applications for the U.S. Postal Service's ZIP+4. After five years in the Navy at nuclear power school — one of the toughest regimes of its kind in the U.S. — all Montgomery could think about was how much he wanted to start his own business.