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Our Talent Determination and passion for his work This is a brief account of one of the men who are making their mark on Drummond, setting an example of leadership and personal growth for the younger generations. A ristides Morgan Moreno, a native of El Paso, Cesar, grew up listening to the vallenato music that his father and older brother played. Like any good resident of the coast, he loves fresh fish and the countryside. On July 11, 1996, he started writing the first chapter of his work history when, with no experience and having recently graduat-ed from a technical institute for mining training, he decided to knock on Drummond’s door. “The only position that I could hold was general services, due to my lack of experience, so I accepted the opportunity. I was in that po-sition for a year and a half, and during that time I was able to show my skills and my work, and that was how I became the Supervisor of that department,” he says proudly. Now he has been with the company for 17 years and the assessment could not be better: he has had five promotions. First, he was Production Supervisor, then Senior Pumps Supervisor, Senior Production Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent, up to his current position of Production Superintendent. Once he joined the company, he was able to start and finish his degree in Mining Engineering at the Fun-dación Universitaria del Área Andina at the Valledupar campus. “I have worked for Drummond for my entire career. I am very happy and satis-fied with the growth I’ve achieved and I’m also grateful to the company for having believed in me and trusted me and my work,” he says. 22 www.drummondltd.com Aristides’ shift starts every day at 3:30 a.m. Half an hour later, he has a meeting where he receives the shift that is ending, and at 5:00 a.m. he meets with Management to plan and coordinate the day’s activities and to assess the shift from the previous night. He starts the regular workday by receiving staff, operators and teams to inform them of their tasks. Twelve hours later, at 5:00 p.m., he submits the assessment for the day and turns over the shift to those who are coming on. Then he takes time to exercise, and heads to the gym after a long and productive day. “Accountability is essential and loving what you do, for me, is the key to success. When you like what you do, you’re happy. I love what I do, and I think the success I’ve had is due to this. It’s my career, what I studied and trained for, and that’s why I enjoy it all the time.” Aristides is full of energy and he likes challenges. He says that the organization has many areas that challenge him and demand that he find better ways to work, something that he is passionate about. He spends his days off with his family at his house in the country. He loves being in the pool, spending the morning, evening, night or a week-end with his wife and three children, ages 16, 11 and 9, listening to Diomedes Diaz, eating fish and avoiding dessert and soda, since “after you turn 40, your belly starts to grow and you have to take care of yourself,” he laughs. Aristides Morgan is one of the examples of growth and future in the Company.


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