A big part of our customer-first approach at Biosero is ensuring that scientists have a great experience when they interact with our team. And that’s why we rely on people like Everardo Lopez to ensure that customers have a smooth experience from start to finish on their workcell builds. As a member of our project management team, he serves as a liaison between the customer and the rest of Biosero to make sure that the Biosero team understands the lab’s needs and how to best address them. He joined the company in August 2021.
Q: What do you do at Biosero?
A: I am currently a junior project manager. When work orders come in to build work cells, I reach out to the customer to learn more about what their needs are. I then sync with our teams internally to make sure we are all on the same page. I am part of the project from start to finish.
Q: How did you get on this career path?
A: I was an account manager for an HVAC refrigeration company for about five or six years. I wanted to do something new and exciting. Project management was something I was interested in, so I began doing some research into it.
Q: What brought you to Biosero?
A: I saw a job posting for a service coordinator with Biosero and it was related to work I already knew how to do. So I researched the company and, frankly, seeing the automation and robotics blew my mind. I had only seen things like that in the car industry. I was not sure I would qualify for the position but it looked interesting and challenging so I figured I would apply and see if it worked out.
Q: What’s one thing you wish more people knew about laboratory automation?
A: That there are so many different paths to get into this space. A lot of skills transfer over from other industries.
Q: If you could automate anything in your life, what would it be?
A: I would automate cleaning my house and keeping it nice and tidy.
Q: What’s your best career advice?
A: You don’t know until you try it. A lot of people think they don’t have the right qualifications or that their goals are too difficult, so they are not willing to try new things without a guarantee that their plans will work.
Q: What was the first thing you ever wanted to be when you grew up?
A: I wanted to be an astronaut. As a child I was really into Star Wars. My imagination always ran wild with the space battles and the exploration of different planets.
Q: What’s something your colleagues don’t know about you?
A: I’m an avid DJ and have traveled around the world to venues in the UK and Latin America. I still do it every once in a while, but not as much as when I was in my early twenties.