Q & A with Manuel Franco

Name: Manuel Franco

Position: Group Finance Manager

Location: Mexico

Contact: manuel.franco@injectionalloys.com

Adelina Alanis (Administrative Assistant) Contact: adelina.alanis@injectionalloys.com

Yessica Garcia (General Accountant) Contact: yessica.garcia@injectionalloys.com

Q. How long have you worked for Injection Alloys?
A. Started on June 16th, 2006.

Q. What is your Injection Alloys Story? (Experience within the business, where you came from to where you are now.)
A. Great company to work in. I have received opportunities and trust since the very first day. I have learned a lot. Whilst studying university, I was working part time with an audit bureau. IAMX was one of the clients of this office, so I was sent to perform some audit analysis on their books. I stayed for 6 months and by the time I finished I was just out of University, so the finance manager offered me a job, as an accountant assistant.

Q. What are your main responsibilities with Injection Alloys?
A. Injection Alloys’ Mexico and US administration and finances, payments, AP, AR, treasury, pretty much everything that has relation with money. Also an active part in JDE system, finance mostly.

Q. What skills are important to you when working?
A. Responsibility, honesty, loyalty.

Q. What opportunities do you have at Injection Alloys, such as training or learning new skills?
A. I have learned every day since I got here. I studied my MBA while in IA Group. Everything that I know of Oracle I learned here. Even my English improved.

Q. Is there any particular reason you joined the company, such as a background in the industry?
A. Not really, it was purely circumstantial.

Q. How important is the teamwork aspect in your job?
A. Very important.

Q. What is your favourite thing about working for Injection Alloys?
A. The team work; the multinational, multicultural, multigenerational team that we have. The accessibility of the high positions, the caring for the people, the support and openness to new ideas and young people.

Q. What are your interests/hobbies?
A. I play tennis. I love photography. I am interested in computers and videogames, on my free time. I like reading and learning.

Q. Favourite Inspirational quote?
A. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche