As first-shift lead of the Series 670 windows team at Western Window Systems, Cipriano Velarde is charged with ensuring customers receive products of the highest quality correctly and on time. And according to window and screen manager Karl Price, he’s pretty much nailing it.
“Cipriano always finds a solution,” says Price. “When faced with challenging and time-consuming units, he changes the normal flow of production to get them completed¬ — along with everything else.”
On the company’s core value of partnership, Velarde, who started with the company in 2013, treats those around him with respect, integrity, and fairness.
“He works with operators and saw and glazing leaders to track progress and troubleshoot issues,” says Price. “He ensures the production of units does not stop.”
Congratulations to Cipriano Velarde, Western Window Systems’ shop employee of the month for July.
Learn more about Cipriano Velarde by reading his Q&A:
Where did you grow up?
What song best sums you up?
“I’ve Always Been Crazy” by Waylon Jennings.
What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
Who do you look up to or admire?
My mother and father.
Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
Italy and Jerusalem.
If money was no object, what would you do all day?
Read and work out.
What is your favorite family recipe?
Mom’s veggie tamales.
What’s your favorite movie?
What is your biggest success up until now?
Purchasing my home.
What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
The people, the opportunities, and the challenges every day.
What is one fact about yourself that almost no one knows?
I enjoy being alone sometimes.