An Example of Self-improvement After 19 years characterized by commitment and loyalty to the company, Álvaro Pérez is known as one of the most proactive workers in the Industrial Safety Department. www.drummondltd.com 25 Álvaro joined Drummond in September 1995, and began working as a conveyor belt mechanic. Five years later, a work-related accident changed his life. While he was replacing a steel cable, the tower holding up the conveyor belt fell to the ground, seriously wounding him in several places and requiring surgery. “I am very grateful to God, because He gave me the opportunity to work at a company that gave me its full support after the accident. They backed me up in everything I needed,” stated Álvaro, who now uses his knowledge to help diminish risks in the operations as a member of the Industrial Safety Department. Drummond helped Álvaro acquire training and professional development. He earned a diploma as a business administrator, and has also taken several courses in the SENA and the Colombian Industrial Safety School. His knowledge is matched by an excellent attitude, as he constantly encourages his coworkers to work safely and to gain new skills. “I’m not a passive employee. On the contrary, I’m always looking for something to do. Whenever I get the chance, I work on safe work procedures,” he says. Recently, when a quadruple car dumper was built, on his own initiative Álvaro built a scale model that eliminated many of the risks of the procedures and optimized times for changing steel cables. He has thus taken advantage of his life experiences to inspire positive change inside the Company. Álvaro is a hard worker and enjoys family time with his wife and children. His future projects are focused on one of his dreams: “to make a significant contribution to achieving the company’s objectives and to be an example for upcoming generations.” Although he says this is a future goal, his coworkers and others who know him might say he’s already met that goal.
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