We interviewed Alfonso Romero, Head of Continuous Improvement Processes at Ecrimesa. Enigmatic and committed, like John ‘Hannibal’ Smith from the A-Team, he loves when a plan comes together.
- How long have you been working at Ecrimesa Group?
I have been with the company for 26 years – a lifetime!
- What tasks have you performed there?
I started in the Quality Department, with Quality Control tasks, and then I have been assuming new competences such as the follow-up of new projects and the implementation of improvement actions.
- How have you seen the evolution of the company since you joined?
In terms of facilities, it has grown a lot in recent years. The company started with two warehouses and year after year it has been expanding to many of the adjacent ones in the industrial park itself. We are proud to see how we have been consolidating and advancing, and how we have evolved, with new technologies and machinery, not only to expand production but also to manufacture with more and more flexibility and quality.
- How do you tell or would you tell your children what you do for a living?
My children know that I work in a company that manufactures steel parts, and I contribute to ensure that the parts come out well, with the highest quality, so that the customer who receives them is sure that each and every one of them is perfect.
- How do you value your work experience in Ecrimesa?
Very positively. In Ecrimesa I have been able to evolve, to see different areas of the company and it is a very pleasant working environment.
- What recommendation would you give to the new generations that are currently joining the company?
A lot of patience.
- What company would you like to work for, if only out of curiosity?
In something related to music, it is my great passion.
- If there were time gates, to what era of the past would you like to travel?
Without a doubt, to the Renaissance.
- Tell us an amusing anecdote related to your work.
On trips to visit clients abroad, sometimes getting to the hotel in the evenings was a real odyssey. Between the late hour, the snow and the GPS not being accurate, sometimes I thought we had to sleep in the car.
- Recommend a movie, a series, a song and a book.
Movies: Million Dollar Baby
Series: The Looming Tower
Song: Idioteque by Radiohead
Book: The Life Before You, by Émile Ajar (Romain Gary), which was recently made into a movie.
- That country or city you are longing to know.
The country I am looking forward to visit, because of its culture and tradition is Japan.