What current projects are you working on?
I am currently working on several projects in the US and other countries. I recently completed a cost risk assessment for Brammer Bio in Boston. My international projects for Johnson & Johnson have me working in Santiago, Chile; Mexico City; Bogota, Colombia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I also continue to manage my staff and provide support to our clients while furthering my goal to keep growing PMA’s National Pharma Practice.
What is your career highlight so far? (at PMA?)
I would say maintaining the Pharma Practice after the industry fallout in 2009. While I was in Puerto Rico, many of the big pharmaceutical companies closed their operations on the island, but thanks to our network and good working experience, we were able to maintain our business with many of them through their projects in the Americas.
What is something new or innovative happening in your industry?
Based on a project I am currently working on, I see that most of the big companies are implementing open work areas as a work space innovation. Witnessing the culture shock on losing an office to start working in a cubicle or open space, and then seeing how the workers have adapted to it has been a great experience.
What university or college did you graduate from?
I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. A proud Boilermaker!!!
What is your favorite local establishment/feature (restaurant, museum, stadium, etc.)?
Being from Puerto Rico, I love going to the beach. As per entertainment, I am a basketball freak; I love to follow my Boilermakers and the best NBA franchise: the Boston Celtics!
Provide a Fun Fact?
I met my wife in Orlando while we were both on vacation. She is from Ecuador and I am from Puerto Rico, so for us Orlando is the center of the universe.