Team Member Spotlight: Get to Know the Texas Iron & Metal Team!
Andres Garcia, Inside Sales Manager
How long have you worked at Texas Iron & Metal?
I've been a proud member of the Texas Iron & Metal Family since February 17th, 2010.
What do you like most about your job and working at Texas Iron & Metal?
Building relationships with our customers and delivering "Supply on Demand", like our logo says, are by far my favorite parts of my job here at Texas Iron & Metal. Relationships, because they are the life blood of any business. Without strong customer and supplier relationships, a company cannot flourish, and over the years I've made lifelong friends on both sides. Second, delivering "Supply on Demand", which is a little more challenging, but nothing beats delivering something to a customer they need that's "HOT" on time. The customer is thrilled and I feel great that I was able to help!
What is one experience that has shaped you or your career?
While playing in the USA Cup in Minnesota, I decided to pull myself out of a game because I wanted to save myself for the next game – which was going to be on ESPN2, under the lights. We didn't make it to the semi-finals that year because the striker I was marking scored the tying goal, then crossed in the winning assist in overtime to knock us out of the tournament. I work the hours I do and care as much as I do now because that experience taught me that nothing is guaranteed. You have to leave your all on the field of life and never quit until you’ve made it to the next round.
When you're not working, what are some of your hobbies?
Spending time with my family, playing golf, networking/meeting new people and volunteering to mentor students and speak at events through the Bauer School of Business at the University of Houston.
Name one thing on your bucket list.
I've been blessed to see quite a few spots around the world while I was in the service and after. Sure, standing on top of a glacier in Glacier National Park and watching the sun rise and set over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans was beautiful, but for me, the only thing on my bucket list would be to earn the love and respect of those around you by giving it my all every day. If I can do that, I'll die a happy man!
"Death comes much too soon for those who wait to live." ―Andres Garcia