Meet the Team: Maria

By: Kyle

Meet the Team: MariaName: Maria Andrade

How long have you worked at Hosa?
19 years

What is your current position?
Lead Electronic Assembler

Tell us a little bit about your job.
I personally assemble, modify, or repair various types of audio cables. I also prioritize and delegate work orders to a small team of assemblers, while inspecting all finished goods produced by the Assembly department.

What did you do before joining Hosa?
Before joining Hosa I had an office job with Pacific Theatre.

How would your coworkers describe you?
I think my coworkers would describe me as friendly, very helpful, and hard-working.

What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy going to Zumba class and also cooking for my children.

What music are you currently listening to?
I mainly listen to Cumbiás.

What was the last concert you saw?
The last few concerts I saw were El Recodo and Marco Antonio Solís.

What’s your favorite…
TV show? Marimar and other telenovelas
Food? Enchiladas
Place you’ve been? Mexico
Hosa product? I don’t have a favorite, I like them all!

How has Hosa changed over the years?
When I first started, the company was very small. We only had two assemblers, a few warehouse workers, and a couple people in the office. There were a lot fewer customers back then, so there weren’t nearly as many assembly orders. As the company grew, the product line also expanded. I quickly learned how to assemble all sorts of different cables and work with various materials, including optical cables. In my 19 years, I’ve seen people and even technologies come and go, but Hosa continues to move forward and improve each year.

What do you enjoy most about working at Hosa?
While I very much like my job making cables, the thing I enjoy most is the people. The owners have always been very good to me and I like the people I work with. In fact, I have always viewed Hosa as my second home. When I come to work each day and look around me, I don’t see managers and coworkers—I see family.