Karol Sue Smith

Lab Manager

Karol Sue Smith has been with Austin Reliability Labs since 2016, and uses her exceptional ability to work with testing equipment and product testing methods to expand our testing capabilities as our Lab Manager.

Karol Sue grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois in a town called Metropolis (yes, where Superman is from). To her, being on a farm, figuring out why things break and then figuring out a way to fix them is a fact of life. That interest and know-how translated to a job at Texas Instruments and ultimately a career in the mechanical/industrial engineering industry.

Karol Sue loves that no two days are the same. She’s always excited to see what new contraption is coming through the door and then brainstorming with our customers about how to make sure their labor of love hits the market.

During her off-hours, Karol Sue keeps busy tinkering with aquaponics, hydroponics, and vermiculture. For her, it’s a great way to stay connected to her roots and satisfy her curiosity. “You can take the girl out of the farm, but not the farm out of the girl!”