What is your job title, and what does that position entail?
I’m an Applications Engineer – within the Systems Engineered Solutions team delivering cutting-edge automation solutions including vision, motion and robotics. Working hands-on with variety of technology and applications, hands-on approach to problem solving with electromechanical systems, develop, troubleshoot, test and deploy for machine automation applications. Configure, programming, troubleshooting automation hardware (e.g. motion controllers, cameras, robots, sensors, vision, and electrical panels). Occasionally travel domestic and international providing support of costumers and systems.
How long have you worked at Olympus, where did you come from? A little history of how you got involved with Olympus?
I started at Olympus Controls in September 2019. My first full-time job in the US was in US Industrial Automation in Sherwood OR, which Paul Woodhouse (Strategic Account Manager-Olympus Controls) was our key parts and hardware contributors and also our costumer and I spent 5 years working with the company. Then, I worked at Eaton Corporation for less than a year and then worked at DWFritz Automation for 5 years. I worked with Dan Sturges (VP of Engineering-Olympus Controls), Jose Vasquez (Director of Operations-Olympus Controls) at DWFritz Automation and Paul Woodhouse who was the key technical/product support contributor to DWFritz Automation Inc.
What do you like best about working at Olympus?
The culture, team collaborations, team work, easy to work with and having fun at what they are doing.
Describe a little of your past history.
I was born and grew up on Northern part of the Philippines. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Mariano Marcos State University in the Philippines and Technical Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute – Portland Oregon. I spent 5 years working with several companies in Manila, Philippines after I graduated from college, holding positions such as engineer, and supervisory management. Then, my lovely wife Melody petitioned me to come over to the US July of 2008, and had my US citizenship granted September of 2013. I spent 5 years working at US Industrial Automatons and while working full time I went to school full time at night to finish up my Technical Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at ITT- Technical Institute in Portland. I worked almost a year at Eaton Corporation and I worked 5 years at DWFritz Automation Inc. and held several roles/positions from Manufacturing, Operations to Engineering department.
Describe some of your hobbies – what do you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time with my family, I like to play with my 3 kids (2 boys and my little princess) at the Park. My family likes to go walking, biking, picnic, jogging and playing ball games, watching TV and movies. Sometimes working on cars, going fishing and spending the day at the lake even if we don’t catch anything. I like playing basketball, cards, pool (billiards), and chess.
What are some key lessons you have taken from your career thus far?
Learning from mistakes, gain some knowledge and learn it. Learning is never ending – there is always more and it’s infinite. Having a good attitude is a great value to live by.
What is one thing your customers might find surprising about you?
I’m someone who is self-driven and can deliver Olympus Controls products and solutions that I can be proud of.