Director of Operations
Being number 9, out of 10 kids, I learned the finer points of co-operation at an early age! Growing up in Oshkosh, WI, I fostered my love of airplanes, the outdoors, and the Green Bay Packers (Be Kind!).
A dedicated and disciplined work philosophy – I worked as a paperboy, spot-welder, and licensed C.D.L. driver to pay for my Mechanical Engineering Degree at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (I miss those days!). I have 20 years experience in manufacturing operations management, with a majority in the P.O.P. business.
When I’m not working on my house and yard, I try to find time to travel (Canada, Mexico, Greece, Vietnam, and all over the U.S.), camp, hit the beach, and enjoy the family cottage in WI. My hobbies include collecting western movies, especially rare spaghetti westerns, WW II aircraft, and music. My most valuable time is spent with my wife and three children.
Sureway Tool & Engineering is an exciting place to work – because of our aggressive investment in the future and our ability to provide exemplary customer service – we are growing. Celebrating 50 years!
I am the HR/Office Manager. I am responsible for taking everyone’s lunch order, when I am not doing my nails.
I loved spending time with my family and whenever I can I sneak away to ride my Harley Davidson motorcycle.
J. Carlos Rivera
Vice President of Manufacturing
I may have preferred to be part of the BMW Formula One team of mechanics, but instead pursued the challenging career that is sheet metal which began in a shipping warehouse 15 years ago. As the Director of Manufacturing at Sureway, I say, “Send me your files…I’ll make it happen.” I was born in Mexico but raised American as apple pie.