Jorge Eduardo Serna - Meet a driver of smart change

Machine Control Representative for MexAM Region

Hexagon Geosystems is shaping smart change driven by people working to close the gap between what is and what should be. To recognise the faces of smart change, we interviewed Jorge Eduardo Serna, Machine Control Representative for MeXAM Regions for Leica Geosystems, to share with us his work-life balance, career lessons, fun facts and more.

What is your role at Leica Geosystems and for how long you have been working with the company?
Machine Control Representative for MexAM Region since Jan 4th 2016.

How has Leica Geosystems helped you in career development?
Trusting in me, supporting my decisions and providing exposure.

What do you enjoy most about working at Leica Geosystems? 
To be in contact with great people and having a great team.

How do you balance your career at Leica Geosystems, and your personal life?
Having quality time with the family is the key factor to have a right work-life balance. Spending quality time with family is a key factor to have a right work-life balance. Although I travel frequently for work, I’ve had the flexibility to not lose any valuable time with my family such as school events, birthdays, or anniversaries.

What are the career lessons that you have learned so far working at Leica Geosystems?
Nobody will give you anything; you have to fight for everything to get things done. Quarter numbers are more important than numbers in a middle and long term strategy.

How do you define success?
To enjoy life

What advice do you have for prospective Hexagon Geosystems candidates?
Great efforts generate great rewards

What does true leadership mean to you?
Support, guidance, understanding for diversity, availability, coaching


Fun facts

Favorite book:  
El Esclavo (The Slave) (personal developing book)

Favorite ice cream flavor: 

ChocoChips

Favorite quote: 
"Sometimes we win, some other we just learn"

Favorite meal: 
Enchiladas (red corn tortilla with fresh cheese and onion, covered with lettuce, guacamole and different chili sauces)

Your motto: 
"Facts and data" 

People would be surprised if they knew: 
I was almost a Catholic priest

Best vacation you’ve been to? 
One month in Europe visiting different countries and cultures

If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring? 
Definitively number 1.- A Lady / 2.- A Knife / 3.- A Seafood Cooking book.

What is the first concert you attended? 
Guns & Roses in 1992

Where is your hometown?
The beautiful Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, in northeast of Mexico

 

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