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Engineering Spotlight: Abraham Hernandez

February 19, 2018


Blog visitors, please meet Abraham Hernandez. He's the genius behind new launches and prototypes at VOSS Automotive Mexico. To make sure you meet the rest of the team, and stay up to date on VOSS products and news, subscribe to our blog.

Q: Name?
A: Abraham Hernandez

Q: In your own words, what do you do at VOSS Automotive?
A: I'm a process engineer in charge of new launches and prototypes. I serve as the link between the project managers at VOSS Automotive, Inc., and the VOSS Automotive, Mexico, teams, helping to validate the process and/or product.

Q: What is your area of expertise?
A: I coordinate new launches and transfers.

Q: Can you give a brief history on your background/career?
A: I have 19 years of experience in the automotive industry, and a Black Belt in Six Sigma Value. I started as a manufacturing engineer at Ovens, then I worked as a manufacturing and launch engineer at gasoline fuel-recirculation and metal break line assembly areas for 4 years. Later, I worked in the same role on aluminum end forming, bending and brazing process areas for 2 years, then I worked as APQP coordinator for 3 years. Then, when I first started working at VAM, I was a process engineer for the SCR preparation area for 2 years, and I've been the new launch coordinator since 2015... Time goes so fast.

Q: Why did you choose to go into your profession?
A: Because I love to work, and it is much better if it is on the engineering side.

Q: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I'm a wrestling fan, and when I was a child, those were the heroes that I wanted to be. However, based on my skills, I found new challenges at school, being the first engineer in my family. I would like to give thanks to my parents that really supported my career.

Q: What is the best piece of career advice you've ever received?
A: The best advice came from one person that was first my boss and, after, a good friend. Under the following precepts, he believed that you could be a successful person: intelligence, attitude, discipline and proactivity.

Q: What motivates you at work?
A: Every morning when I leave my home, my wife says with a good bye kiss, "See you later! Everything will be good.” That makes my day! And when I come home after work, and I hug and kiss my son and daughters like we have not seen each other for a long time, it is the best reward and recognition. The day concludes in the best way I can imagine.

Q: What's one thing you can't work without?
A: Everything in this life has a solution; not all solutions satisfy all parties.

Q: If you could master one thing in life, what would it be?
A: For sure we try make predictions, create action plans and offer different proposals. I would master communicating these plans so people are excited to hear about them and offer the best possible data.

Q: What's your educational background?
A: MBA from Univeridad Iberoamericana Campus Saltillo.
Mechanical Engineer degree from Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo.
Electro-Mechanical Technician from CBTIS #97


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