Employee Interview- Meet Leo Morada
“Tell us your story- how did your path lead you to Nanion Technologies?”
At 22 I worked for an engineering firm that developed high-rise residential buildings in NYC. I was involved in developing electrical plans and power distribution schematics. Life was simple, until one day my friend asked if I was interested in joining a startup company.
With little convincing, I became the 3rd employee hired in the US. On my first day, I got on a 24-hour flight from EWR to SIN in hopes to learn the system and processes of that company. I was there for about six weeks and it was a humbling experience. Those six weeks were challenging but they made me the professional I am today.
Unfortunately, like many startup companies, we had a hard time being profitable so I knew my time at that company was limited. I began my search and that’s when Dr. James Constantin reached out for a possible FSE position at Nanion Technologies. The rest is history. 😊
“Knowing what you know now, what 3 pieces of advice would you give your 21-year-old self?”
To be honest I probably wouldn’t give any advice to my 21-year-old self because it would alter the person I am today and I probably wouldn’t listen anyway (SMH). But to answer the question I would say:
- Give 100% at everything you do not just work. (Relationship, Heath and spirituality)
- Don’t bite the hands that feed you
- Life is binary (1 or 0) trying doesn’t mean anything
“One Last Question- what’s the coolest thing about your job?”
The range of responsibilities.
As some people know I briefly left Nanion Technologies for another corporation in hopes to grow. When I got there that wasn’t the case; my job was so specialized it made me feel boxed in. I saw myself doing the same thing for years and I needed a change. At Nanion I’m involved with sales, demos, service, logistics, conferences and etc. For some people that might be too much but I have great Managers (Kenneth Andersen and Rodolfo Haedo) that understand when to push me and when not to. I’m happy to be back!