Employee Highlight – Sal Angarita
We are proud of our employees and the pride and care they take producing your orders and want to share their stories with you.
Each month we highlight one of our employees and the department they work in! You will get a look behind-the-scenes here at the lab, and get to know one of our own a little bit better.
Sal Angarita – Building Maintenance
When thinking of a color lab, many just consider production equipment and machines that create all the amazing products that photographers want. But it takes a lot more than just equipment. Maintaining our building and supporting our production processes, takes a lot of hard work from some very talented team members. It is amazing when you look behind the scenes and discover all the small and large details, simple to very complex, that have to be planned and executed. There are constant new projects plus improvements that depend on our Building Maintenance team to make happen – from custom tables, cabinets and furniture built, to over 55,000 square feet of building space that has to be maintained to perfection, so that everything can work in concert! We are fortunate to have Sal Angarita, an amazing craftsman, for this task. Sal’s smiling face and fun personality not only adds a sparkle to our H&H team, but his expertise is admired by all.
Q: What is your job title/position?
Building Maintenance & Purchasing
Q: How long have you worked for H&H?
23 years. I came to H&H in 1995.
Q: What did you do prior to working for H&H? How do those skills help you with what you do now?
I worked for JCM Construction in Leawood, KS. I have been in the construction industry all my life.
Q: How big is the staff/team that you work with?
Q: How has the company changed in the years since you first started working here?
It has grown a lot. We have changed from optical to digital; the square footage of the building has increased substantially; lots of people have come and gone.
Q: What is it that you love about your job?
The liberty I have to design and construct what is needed for the lab. Or how do you measure a job “well done” in a given day? If you do what is asked of you with honesty & integrity at the end of the day you feel satisfied.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time, hobbies, interests etc.
In my spare time I like to make guitars- classical and acoustic. I also love to study languages. I can speak Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and some English. Right now I am learning Hebrew. My hobbies include pencil drawing and designing and building cabinets. My interests include spending time with my grandkids.
Q: Tell me a little bit about your personal life, family etc.
I am from Colombia, South America and l am a former soccer player with the 2nd division. I came to the USA in 1979. We moved to Missouri 30 years ago. I have a wife and 3 adult children and 5 grandkids. We attend Crossway Bible Church in Blue Springs. My faith in Jesus Christ is very important to me.