We interviewed Juan Carlos Gutiérrez, responsible for the Spanish Market at Ecrimesa Group, very passionate about archeology and ancient cultures.
- How long have you been working at Ecrimesa Group?
I joined ECRIMESA GROUP in 2013, next year I will have been here for a decade!
- What tasks have you performed?
I began at the Quality Department, where I spent practically one year. Later I made the leap to the Commercial Department, where I am still currently in charge of the national market.
- How have you seen the evolution of the company since you joined?
The company has grown significantly since I joined it, both in terms of facilities and machinery and in terms of human resources, which is a sign that we are on the right track. It has also been able to adapt to moments of crisis or unstable situations, so the evolution has always been positive.
- How do you tell or would you tell your children what you do for a living?
I would tell them that I work in a leading company worldwide in two peculiar manufacturing processes to make very diverse parts, which can be mounted on almost anything they can imagine.
As for me, individually, I would tell you that I am the liaison between the customer and the factory, so I have to be aware of everything and control quite a lot of records.
- How do you value your work experience at Ecrimesa?
Very satisfying and enriching. To be able to see how a project develops (from the moment we receive the plan to bid, until we see the first serial parts come out), taking it by the hand and being part of its success is very comforting. It is a source of pride to belong to a leading company in the Investment Casting and MIM processes, which manufactures such a wide variety of parts for an infinite number of sectors, countries and customers.
- What recommendations would you give to the new generations that are currently joining the company?
I would tell them to be restless, curious and always open to listen. They should adapt to people and environments and strive to improve.
- What company would you like to work for, if only out of curiosity?
I have always been interested in the world of archaeology, so working in the bone chasm of Atapuerca, in Altamira (or in some other cave in Cantabria) or digging up ancient objects in general, I would have loved it.
- If time gates existed, to what era of the past would you like to travel?
I love ancient cultures, so a walk through the Rome of the gladiators, the Greece of the philosophers or the Egypt of the pharaohs, I would not have minded.
- Tell us an amusing anecdote related to your work.
More than an amusing anecdote, it was a peculiar situation. Shortly after I started working at ECRIMESA, a colleague fainted in front of me and I had to pick him up in the air to prevent him from hitting the ground.
- Recommend a movie, a series, a song and a book.
Series: I’m more of a movie person than a series person, but I would recommend Vikings.
Song: Una foto en blanco y negro (ECDL)
Book: Caballo de Troya (J.J. Benítez)
- That country or city you can’t wait to visit.
Mexico will be the next stop later this year. A country I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time, especially for the Mayan culture.