CGM Spotlight: Fidel Herrera

November 10, 2021

How long have you been with CGM?
7 months.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part is the relationship with my work partners. I think that the attitude we have every day leads us to a climate of harmony and peace at work.

Tell us the weirdest anecdote you have about glue. (fact, story, etc.)
For me, glue is a new and unknown experience. Since I have been at CGM, I have researched about glue to understand its applications and uses. The strangest anecdote was when I tried to manipulate instant glue and it dripped onto my thumb and index fingers. I was desperately trying to peel it off and I hurt myself when my fingers started to bleed.

Set the scene – What does a typical Saturday look like for you?
On Saturdays I wake up at 7:00 am. I like to walk an hour, run, bike, clean my apartment and visit electronics and tool stores. In the afternoon I go to the park or eat ice cream with the family. To close the evening,  I enjoy watching a couple of movies.

What motto do you live by?
Never lower your gaze, and if you must, do it to give your hand to someone.

What is your go-to snack?
Oreo Cookie.

Tell us about your family.
We are a small family. My wife, son and I have been in the United States for about three years, originally from Venezuela. My wife Lucy works in a medical products laboratory and my 8-year-old son Matías is in third grade. We try to share the weekends because that’s when the three of us are together. Lately, a beta fish and a hamster were added as new members of the family.

What is your special/hidden talent or hobby?
Make and build Models. (Model Scale)

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Tell us about it.
Universal Studios.

What’s your favorite movie or TV show?

What’s in your music playlist?
Of course Venezuelan music, and also American music of the 80s.

Musica Celta, Genesis, The Killers, Culture Club, Bod Dylan, Maria Callas, The Cranberries, Alanis Morisette, Vanessa Carlton, Miguel Rios, Soda Stereo, Hombres G, Los Prisioneros, UB40, Men at Work, Tears for Fears, Cher, Michael Bolton, Kenny G, Enigma, etc.

What is the last book you read?
For Whom the Bell Tolls; Earnest Hemmingway.