Meet Melida Aizpurua, Sales Manager
Our new Employee Spotlight Series will focus on the individuals who work hard to help Accumet constantly improve, accelerate, and grow. Our latest spotlight is about Melida Aizpurua , Accumet’s talented and long serving Sales Manager.
What is your role at Accumet?
As Sales Manager, I take pride in being a trusted advisor to our customers, and for some of them this relationship has occurred for over 20 years. Currently I lead a wonderful team of smart, hard-working, sales people and key personnel who I consider to be like family. Together, we collaborate with our customers to develop solutions for their precise specifications and deliver with fast shipping, repeatability and consistent reliability. We are passionate about taking care of our customers’ needs whether it’s hitting critical delivery dates, resolving R&D design issues, or managing all that comes with converting small prototype orders into large, long term, high volume runs. You see, we all are very aware that our mission is to make a valuable difference for our customers. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than hearing our customers’ success stories and knowing that our work matters.
What is your background?
I gained most of my experience right here working with the amazing people at Accumet. I started on the production floor in March of 1992. From there, I became a QA Inspector, then an assistant in the engineering department, and eventually a production manager. After witnessing a steady stream of innovation and manufacturing advancements at Accumet, I was promoted into sales management to help our customers achieve a clear path to manufacturing success. I love staying on my toes about products, services and methodologies. I pass along all of my knowledge to our customers every day. I love working at Accumet because I am part of an organization that provides avenues for employees to reach their individual career goals. Even though I have been here for years, every day brings a new challenge. We are all given the opportunity for growth here, and I love that! No day is ever boring.
What is something that someone may not know about you?
I am bi-lingual. I speak both English and Spanish fluently.
What is your favorite thing about working at Accumet?
It’s the people: co-workers and customers alike. I am so blessed to be in daily conversation with such wonderful, caring and considerate people.
What are 3 words you would use to describe Accumet?
Exciting. Ever-changing. Innovative.
If you could pick anyone, who would you pick as a mentor?
Denzel Washington. I saw a video of his graduation speech from University of Pennsylvania. I was in awe. He gave the most motivational speech about always giving it your all and never giving up. He was so passionate. He got me. I would love to have lunch with him. I love how humble he is, despite his success. I love how he puts God and people first. He does not seem to be motivated by materialism.
What is your favorite thing to do outside of work?
I love, love, love to cook. Arroz con Pollo is my specialty. I am occasionally featured in my son’s food blogs.
What would you do as a career, if you weren’t doing this?
I would say a Chef.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would love to learn other languages. Top of my list would be French and Mandarin Chinese.