Episode 26 – Interview with Kevin Silva

Continuing with our employee profiles, today we are sitting down with Kevin Silva, Project Coordinator to learn more about his role here at Elemex. Thank you for joining us Kevin!

Kevin: Thank you for having me.

Mallory: Please explain in your own words what you do here at Elemex.

Kevin: I’ve been a project coordinator here for Elemex for the last 6 years. So, basically, what that involves is producing fabrication drawings, ensuring everything is going smoothly with the shop, coordinating drafting with our drafting team, and ordering any materials for the jobs, and, also, ordering deliveries to site.

Mallory: Awesome, and how long have you been with the company?

Kevin: So, I’ve been with the sister company, Ontario Panelization for about 9 years and been working with Elemex for 6 of that 9 years.

Mallory: Great. What is the most fulfilling part of your job?

Kevin: Working with the team and seeing them progress with their knowledge and how projects are going. It is awesome – just having them come to me with questions and then seeing them figure it out themselves. It’s pretty great to see, just because, you know, I view myself as a resource, so having them come to me is awesome. And then once you get to see a completed project, it makes you feel pretty good.

Mallory: That’s great. What does a typical day for you look like?

Kevin: So most of my time is creating fabrication drawings, like I was mentioning, coordinating between the drafting team and the shop, and just kind of answering any calls that the installers may have. So, whether it is ETA’s for shipments or questions regarding the install sequence, and pretty much general questions like that.

Mallory: And do you have a favorite project or building that you have worked on?

Kevin: So, no one can really forget their first project. So mine was Nordstrom. It was kind of my first major Ceramitex job. But, to date, my most favorite job to look at is Elliot Park Hotel. It was a simple job but the colors that the architect chose and how that incorporated into the design, it just turned out really cool.

Mallory: Yeah, it is beautiful. What is your biggest achievement to date? Personal or professional.

Kevin: Um, well, like I said, in 9 years I have seen a lot of jobs come and go. Some have been pretty interesting but I would have to say it is a person achievement. So, I got married 5 years ago, have two beautiful children and another one on the way, so I’d say that is a pretty big achievement for me.

Mallory: That is great – congratulations. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Kevin: So, like I just said, I am a family man so I spend a lot of time hanging out with my family, either hiking or doing stuff around the house with them. And another big passion of mine, as a hobby, I love doing woodworking, so I spend a lot of time doing that too.

Well, thanks, Kevin, for sharing your time with us today. Keep up the good work! Thank you for watching and don’t forget to subscribe!