Meet The Team: Edgar Sanchez, Technology Specialist
Edgar’s career in plastics began in 1991 as a mechanical drafter/designer of hot runner systems. He later progressed into sales, developing and supporting the Latin American territory. In 2005 he joined the Turner Group as an area sales manager serving the US-Mexico border region. In June of 2021, he started a new role as Technology Specialist for Turner Technologies, focusing on SMED and MRO.
Edgar has been happily married to his wife Teri since 1987. Having met in Mexico City, they moved to the United States the same year they wed. They have three children, Jessica, Sean, Bryan and one grandchild. Edgar became a proud US Citizen in 1995.
Would you share a happy/fun memory from your childhood?
Exploring new places and being outside.
Camping trips with family brought a sense of adventure and gratefulness for the comforts of home. Growing up in Mexico City in the70’s and 80’s was so much fun. I would spend most of my time playing soccer, riding my bicycle, red light – green light, Tag! I came to love the mountains where I spent my time riding my motorcycle.
What gives your work life meaning?
Knowing that I am a small part of something that is much bigger than myself.
What gives your personal life meaning?
My wife, children and grandchild make me understand why I love my life.
Favorite city/place in the world and why?
Oaxaca, Mexico. The city has a 19th century charm with people that are warm and simple. The food is amazing.
Name one thing you are good at and would be your best piece of advice to someone in this regard?
I am able to recognize people needs either personal or business wise. The best way to do this is by listening, observing and never put your own needs ahead of others.
What are your favorites hobbies?
My salt reef fish-tank (150 gallons).
Where is your dream vacation destination?
Where was your favorite vacation?
Cancún, México (Playa del Carmen).
What is your favorite Turner Group moment?
Our team trips to Baden-Baden, Germany.
What does company culture mean to you?
To be able to share the same business interest, goals, attributes, and attitudes while accepting and respecting each other’s opinions means everything.
If you could only eat one type of food the rest of your life, what would it be?
What is one of your unwritten rules for work?
Always keep your promises and expect others to do the same.