Facilities Managers Recognition Awards winners for 2012

The Business Journal held its inaugural North Bay Facilities Managers Recognition Awards luncheon June 15. The awards were intended to recognize the people who work behind the scenes to make their organizations run smoothly. The work they do -- and the occasional miracle they perform -- are critical to a successful organization. The 15 recipients from wine, high-tech, food processing universities and schools and other industries were selected by the Journal editorial staff from nominations solicited last spring. The recipients' profiles,  generated by Business Journal Staff Writers Jeff Quackenbush, Dan Verel and Eric Gneckow, are below in alphabetical order.Sal Balderrama, Trivascular

Facilities Supervisor, Trivascular, 3910 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa 95403; 707-543-8800; www.trivascular.com

Residence:   Bodega Bay

Professional background:  Self -employed –Owner operator Landscape construction / Janitorial services business for over 20 years. Sales experience in the pharmaceutical and banking industry. Restaurateur for 5 years, Facilities experience in the Hospitality Industry

Education: University of California, Davis

Staff: Two full-time employees and we enlist HVAC , plumbing, electrical & general contractors

Describe the facilities you oversee: 110,000-square-foot building with 24,000 square feet of clean rooms used in manufacturing (class 100,000 rating)

Tell us a little bit about yourself:  Grew up in a farming community helping my family raise crops.  Baseball has been an integral part of my life since Little League, playing in high school, college and in the minor league system with the Kansas City Royals in Florida & Latin America. Married with two children and a granddaughter. My family’s adventurous spirit led us to move to the ocean in Bodega Bay (Love Sonoma County). I appreciate my folks for instilling in me my work ethic, drive for success and zest for life

What do you see as the role of the facilities managers within your organization?: We have to be diligent to maintain the facility in a way that ensures a safe and quality environment in order to produce a first in class medical device. It’s imperative that we stay informed and organized.

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