Excellence in HR Awards Honorees: Carlos Quinteros
Meet Carlos Quinteros, VP/HR at National Molding
I’m an HR leader with strong business orientation in both US and international markets. I’ve had progressive experience in multinational companies in manufacturing, supply chain & logistics, seismic services and retail industries. Had the opportunity to work in start-ups, high-growth operations and acquisitions. Originally from Argentina, I’m also bilingual (Spanish/English).
Favorite Quote: Today is a good day to be a great day.
Fun Fact: I started drums lessons last year.
How do you unwind after a long day of work? With a beer and watching a soccer match
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Adapting to the cultural change when moving to the States, as well as getting acquainted in laws and practices in the US.
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Traveling to Eastern Europe for the first time to support setting up and operation.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
What qualities make for an outstanding HR professional? Empathy, listening and desire to do the right thing.
How have you adapted your HR skills to COVID? Focusing in reviewing and redefining processes to address the day to day changes in guidelines.
What are some misconceptions about HR and how do you combat them? That HR is purely a transactional role (payroll, hiring, firing)… I try to combat this misconception by partnering with the business leaders and continuously market/show the work that goes behind the scenes to get things going.
What do you like most about working in HR? Have the opportunity to work with people and the possibilty to make a company better.