Now introducing our Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Mario Lopez (no, not that one). As most executives on our team, Mario has been in the industry for over 30 years and started out as a fire protection designer in 1989. His journey in fire protection led him through many different facets including estimating, project management, sales, general sales management, and where he is now, Vice President of Business Development.
As a child of two immigrant parents, Mario watched both his mother and father live the American dream as they both started and successfully ran their own businesses for over 30 years. They instilled in him an impenetrable work ethic, integrity, and humility that he carries with him both inside and outside of the business.
Here are a few fun facts about Mario; it is not out of the ordinary to find him on the golf course on Sunday or at his kitchen table at 2 in the morning drawing beautifully distinctive portraits of his daughters. He’s played the saxophone for years and contributes his brass skills to the family band. Just recently he discovered a new love in the music realm, playing guitar! And when he’s not strumming away or getting bluesy with the sax, his primary focus is his two beautiful daughters. He hopes they will look back on him as a father who raised them with integrity and mentorship that spans generations.
“The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation”
is a quote that Mario incorporates into the daily rhythm and ultimately the success of his department. With a purposeful vision, careful strategy, and most importantly integrity, he offers mentorship and support in all areas of his business. He is continuously looking to explore new opportunities within the business and expand our outreach in innovative ways. We are lucky to have him a part of our leadership team!