Employee Spotlight: Ricardo Parrales

Here's a little bit about a new official member of Elite's EMC testing department, Ricardo Parrales:

Title: EMC Test Engineer

Year Started at Elite: 2016

Areas of Expertise/Interest: Computer Hardware and Software

Education: Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering Technology

Any unique hobbies, talents, skills, experiences, etc.:  I like to play different types of sports (soccer, baseball, football and softball). I also like playing video games and helping my brothers achieve to their fullest potential in whatever activity they choose.

Proudest moment in life so far: Completing my degree.

What would you consider to be your passion outside of work? How did you get started in it? Any advice for anyone looking to try this activity? 

My passion outside of work would be playing soccer.  I started when I was 5 years old and since then I have always played. Anyone could try this—all one has to do is be willing to exercise and have the passion to be the best

How did you get involved with EMC/ENV testing?

I got involved in EMC testing because I found it a very interesting field.  You’re able to learn skills that will help you succeed in life.  It also allows you to see the different technology that the world has to offer.

Why did you choose to work at Elite?

I decided to work for Elite because from the first day I walked in, it felt like I would be taken care of. Everyone is kind and friendly. Everyone knows so much and I felt that would help me to become a better person and engineer.  I knew that my life would change working for Elite.

What is something that customers/colleagues might find surprising about you?

Customers and colleagues in the past have always told me that I am very passionate about my work.  I am always willing to do the best I can to get everything done—No matter how hard the job was, I would always get it done.

If you had a personal motto, what would it be?

Life is full of surprises either good or bad ones, so at the end of the day, one needs to be ready for anything life may throw in the way.

 If you could be paid in something other than money, what would you choose?

I would say pizza, because it is delicious and I never get tired of it.