Employee Spotlight – Julio

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A member of the HPI team for over 20 years, Julio Alarcon pursues excellence every day in his role as Setup Lead. Taking time to invest in his coworkers and learn new skills is what makes Julio a true team player and reflects the organization’s values. He considers HPI to be ‘like a family’ and appreciates the growth opportunities found within HPI. 


What is your current role at HPI? 

I am the Setup Lead. The Setup Team is in charge of placing the tooling (molds) in the injection presses properly and doing the initial setup of process settings so that the parts produced are the highest quality and the press is running as efficiently as possible.

How long have you worked at HPI?  

20 years.  

What do you like best about working at HPI?  

HPI is a large company that runs like a small family-owned one. The company is like a family to me and it gives its employees the opportunity to grow.

How would you describe HPI in 3 words? 

Family, growth, quality.

What is one thing you have learned working at HPI?  

There are so many things I have learned working at HPI. One of my personal favorites is how to be able to relate to many different kinds of people. You have to know how to work well with others. You must be open to learning new things from others as well as passing on your experiences and knowledge to new people.

Tell us a little bit about you and your family.  

I’m a proud father of 4 beautiful children: 2 boys and 2 girls. We enjoy soccer and spending time with each other.

What is an interesting fact about you, something people may not know?  

I’m an open book.  

What are your hobbies, or what do you like to do for fun?   

I love to play soccer whenever I have a chance. I’m happy that my kids share the same passion for the game.


What HPI has to say about Julio Alarcon…  

What makes them an exceptional team member?

Julio is a fantastic Setup Lead. He has the ability to think outside the box to get things done. He takes the initiative on the floor without waiting to be asked to do things. He takes the time to advise and teach his team or ANYONE who is interested.

What do you value about this person?

Julio aspires to learn. This past year, he has been working in the Tool Shop more so his skill set can grow and he can be even more effective on the floor. 

How have they contributed to HPI?

Whether you see Julio on the production floor, the Tool Shop, or the offices, you will always find him to be very friendly and personable. To sum up, Julio pursues excellence in everything he does.

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