ERWEKA presents itself – Today with JR Alicea
It´s time again for another interview of our series ERWEKA presents itself. Today, we would like to introduce our colleague Mr. JR Alicea, Business Development The Americas.
To learn more about his everyday working life at ERWEKA and his person, we have asked Mr. Alicea a few questions.
Mr. Alicea, you have been with ERWEKA for nearly ten years now. What´s your profession at ERWEKA?
I am the Director of New Business Development for the Americas. My office is located in New Jersey.
What´s your job about?
My role at ERWEKA is to provide support and direct knowledge of the whole ERWEKA brand to our agents located within the Americas. I am responsible for mediating information between ERWEKA and our agents. The area, which I support, consists of the four primary markets USA, South America, Brazil and Argentina. A large part of my work is to travel to our agents. I have visited practically every country within the Americas.
What´s your background? What have you been doing before you have started to work at ERWEKA?
I studied mechanical engineering. After my studies, I worked as a naval architect, where I designed navy ships, followed by thermal engineering and then in the early 90’s I began working for a pharmaceutical company, who manufactured tablet press equipment. Ever since then I have been working in the pharmaceutical industry.
What do you appreciate most about ERWEKA?
The primary thing that I appreciate the most is the family atmosphere of the company, how we all generally love what we do and how we look out for each other.
What do you like to do in your leisure time?
I enjoy spending a lot of time together with my family. As a balance to work I like to go bicycling with my racing bike.
Three words, which describe yourself?
Energetic, Loyal, Trustworthy.
Where would you want to go on holidays where you never gone to?
Together with my family I would like to spend some time on Hawaii.
Mr. Alicea, thanks for the interview and I wish you further success for the future at ERWEKA.