Alejandro (aka: Alex) Quintanilla: Fun Facts
Where did you grow up?
I was born in McAllen, Texas but I have lived in many states. I grew up in the farming industry as a migrant worker. In 1995, I moved to Sioux City, and decided it was a good place to make home.
What’s your family like?
I am happily married to my wife, Sonia, for 21 years. We have been blessed with 3 kiddos. Dahlia is 20 yrs old, Alejandro Jr is 18 yrs old, and Leila is 15 yrs old.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like fishing, and I love to do woodworking, when I have time.
Do you have a personal mantra or motto?
“Don’t worry about tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” –Matthew 6:34
Do you have a personal hero?
Jesus Christ would be my hero. Reason being is He has touched my heart and changed me to someone that I never thought I could be. I try to live how He tells me to live.
“The Last Samurai”
Reeses peanut butter cups — Keep them away from me, please!
Favorite Book or Author?
“The Sampson Sydrome” by Matt Atteberry
Favorite Band or Musician?
Brenton Wood …Yes, oldies. 🙂
If your best friend had to describe you in 3 words, what would those 3 words be?
Reliable. Funny. Loyal. I hear it all the time and those words are a lot better than other words I used to be called! Ha!
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Hardworking. Demanding. Reliable. I have always like to work hard to get the job done right the first time and always up for a challenge!
Personal Causes & Community Involvement
Are you involved in any community organizations? Do you have any personal causes?
I’m very active in my church – Heartland Community Baptist Church – and try to live every day “making disciples in our world, one heart at a time.” I’m also involved with the South Baptist Disaster Relief, Convoy of Hope, and mission to Romania to assist in orphanages.
That sounds like a very full schedule. What drives you to be a part of all of that?
I am passionate about spreading the love and peace of God. I can’t just keep it to myself – that would be selfish! 🙂
Explain your role at CW Suter Services:
I am the Shop Manager for our Contract Department. Basically, it involves sheet metal for duct work, curbs, exhaust hoods, kitchen hoods. Any kind of metal fabrication you need, we can do it in our shop.
Have you always been the Shop Manager?
I joined Suter 15 years ago. When I started, I was hanging gutters and then I moved into Commercial Installation. From there, I became a shop welder and then moved to Shop Manager. After a while, I moved into an Operations Manager positon, and finally, back to my current Shop Manager position.
What would you say is the hardest part of your day?
Sometimes, people don’t really know what they need (to have fabricated), but they know they need “something.” They know, but they don’t know. I have to find a way to figure out what it is that they need, which means that I have become pretty good at knowing how to ask the right questions – based on the individual, the project, and the topic – so that I can guide them to the solution they’re looking for.
What is the most fun part of your day?
The whole thing is fun! I have a pretty good attitude and I try to have fun throughout the workday. I like my job, so it’s easy.
Okay, last one. What are you most proud of in your Suter career?
Hmmm…I suppose when I get the impossible job done that no one thought it could be done. And there have been a few, but I believe the challenge is what feeds me at times.