Esteban Corona

General manager

Lixit Corporation

100 Coombs St., Napa 94559

707-252-1622

www.lixit.com

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“My biggest challenge today is continuously evolving with the position and its challenges. Demands change daily!”

Professional Background: Construction and Various Aspects of Manufacturing

Staff: 11

Describe the facilities you oversee: manufacturing facility

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I moved to Napa when I was 18 from LA. Started work at Lixit when I was 20 as a part time shipping associate. Moved to full time shipping, and then to general laborer between shipping and assembly. Opportunity opened for a facilities manager, and I quickly took up the tasks of this position. Currently, based of recommendation from my peers, I promoted to general manager.

What do you see as the role of the facilities managers within your organization?

Maintain all grounds, warehouse, and storage facilities. Maintain all machinery, dies, tools, etc. Perform QC, direct safety meetings, facilitate contract maintenance,

Community involvement: The company actually lends itself to be a work site for two Special Needs programs. Promoting inclusion for all of our community!

What is the achievement you are most proud of?

Starting as a part time shipping associate and advancing to general manager.

What is the next major project either underway or on the horizon?

There is a possibility of relocation in the near future.

What product or service would, or is helping you do to do your job more effectively?

We use a SAGE ERP system that is extremely helpful

How do you think your profession will change in the next five years?

I would imagine where possible we may become more automated, so my focus may shift more to machinery management.

Most admired businessperson outside your organization?

Alonso Corona owner of Greene’s Cleaners

Current reading: Trailer Life

Most want to meet: Unfortunately, the person I would most want to meet is deceased, Mohammed Ali.

Stress-relievers: Riding my motorcycle

Favorite hobbies: Working on motorcycles, cars, trucks and ATVs

Words that best describe you: Determined, honest, self-motivated

Esteban Corona

General manager

Lixit Corporation

100 Coombs St., Napa 94559

707-252-1622

www.lixit.com

See profiles of the other 2017 North Bay Facilities Manager Awards-winners.