Shop Employee of the Year (Day Shift) – 2019

Shop Employee of the Year (Day Shift) – 2019
Jan 20, 2020

December 16, 2019

Antonio De Alba

Day shift shop employee Antonio De Alba’s middle name is “Bad Ass,” according to his manager, Karl Price.


As a lead in the receiving department, De Alba arrives as early as 3 a.m. to receive metal from vendors. He started working for Western Window Systems in December 2001, and “he has never missed a delivery, to my knowledge,” Price says.


When it comes to partnership and working with his team, De Alba “always strives for perfection, and leads by example,” Price says. “He does a great job keeping his workers busy and on task.”


After an 18-year tenure, De Alba doesn’t need much direction, but asks for it when needed. He also constantly takes initiative, pays attention to detail, and communicates with other departments, whether that’s giving people in the saw area an ETA on when they will receive the metal they need or meticulously inspecting the metal recycling bins to ensure they contain the correct material for the best payback possible.


“He does so many exceptional things for Western,” Price says. “He’s amazing.”


Congratulations, Antonio De Alba, shop employee of the year on day shift for 2019!

Learn more about Antonio De Alba by reading his Q&A below:

Where are you from?
Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico

What musical artist would you say best sums you up?
Carlos Santana

What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

What are your hobbies?

Who do you look up to/admire?
My dad

Where do you most want to travel, but have never been?
New York

If money were no object, what would you do all day?

What is your favorite family recipe?
Shrimp cocktail

What is your favorite movie?
La Bamba

What is your biggest success up until now?
Raising my kids

What’s your favorite part of working at Western Window Systems?
The company culture

What is one fun fact about yourself that almost no one knows?
I’m good at impersonating people.