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Employee Spotlight: Edward Marquez

Edward Marquez

KPS Global is driven by the philosophy that there is no job so important that it cannot be performed safely. Thanks to employees like EHS Associate Manager Edward Marquez, we are able to maintain a level of commitment to safety awareness and practices in all that we do.

Edward joined KPS Global in January 2021 and has made tremendous progress in improving the safety culture of both the Goodyear and San Dimas manufacturing facilities by establishing and implementing multiple safety initiatives.

Since he joined the team, there have only been two recordable incidents between the two plants. Passionate and dedicated, he has shown to be a competent leader for his facilities.

Let’s get to know Edward a little more:

1. How would you describe your role at KPS Global?
As a safety leader and resource who is dedicated to providing our team members with all the safety tools necessary to help them be successful in their jobs and to return home to their families safely every day.

2. What do you enjoy most about working at KPS Global?
I enjoy the new experience and atmosphere here at KPSG, along with the collaborative efforts with the different teams in building a strong safety culture.

3. What was your first or favorite concert?
My favorite concert was seeing Robert Plant and Jimmy Page at Irvine Meadows amphitheater.

4. If you could meet anyone (living or dead), who would you meet?
I would like to meet Joe Montana because I’m a die-hard Forty Niner fan. I’d also like to meet Thomas Jefferson because history has always intrigued me.

5. What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I like art and I love to draw when I have time.

6. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Opening gifts on Christmas morning and seeing the joy in my family’s eyes.

7. What is one thing on your bucket list?
I’d like to learn how to scuba dive and explore the underwater caves.

8. Who is your hero?
I’m inspired by the people that have persevered through difficulties or hardships, such as Nelson Mandela.

9. Where is the best place you’ve traveled to?
So far, the best place has been Hawaii for our family vacation. But the door is still open for future endeavors.

10. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I’d like to learn how to play the guitar at some point in my life.

11. What is your favorite quote?
“It is Better to Try and Fail Than to Never Try at All.”

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