Our People ―Let Me Introduce My Work, My Company, and Myself

Working to improve the manufacturing process of precursor fiber

Mexico
Fernando Sevilla Vargas
Precursor Fiber Operations
Zoltek de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Q1. What was your most impressive work?

I controlled the zero waste water effluents project that was implemented at the plant to treat 100 percent of the water the plant generates and re-use it in the processes. Plus having a sustainable and environmental friendly vision when keeping the operation in control, also quality improvement, production volume and expansion timing was a great achievement for me and the whole Precursor Fiber team.

Q2. What does your company do?

Zoltek manufactures precursor polymer, precursor fiber and large-tow carbon fiber as well as technical fiber for industrial aerospace applications. Our main market is wind blade manufacturers.

Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?

Our department manufactures the precursor fiber that is used as raw material for carbon and technical fibers. Currently I am in charge of the precursor fiber manufacture.

Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?

Everything related to coaching my colleagues to achieve better results or develop new ways to make safer, faster, cheaper and better processes. That is what I feel most passionate about.

Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?

When I realize that my daily activities will help assure sustainable jobs and a life projection for my colleagues and their families, and when I recognize that our job makes a positive impact on the safety and environment for many families in Mexico, I feel rewarded.

Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?

My greatest efforts are focused on keeping those who are close to me happy and well.
I have recently become a father. My first son, Fernando, is almost two years old, and my daughter Ana Paola is four months old. My wife and I are totally in love with these little fellows. I also count on my wife to take care of me.
Fortunately, I still have my parents with me. My entire family’s health and well-being are my highest priority.

Updated on July 6, 2017. The validity of this article may expire without notice.