Faces of Facilities: Carla Gonzalez, Operations Manager

May 26, 2023
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Carla Gonzalez, Operations Manager, oversees sustainability, safety and janitorial programs at a lab facility of a life sciences client in South San Francisco. She was recently featured by Facilities Management Advisor in their Faces of Facilities series.

“I am most proud of cultivating a team of diverse employees who take their work seriously and have respect for each other and our site,” she told the publication. “It’s not always easy to come in as a new manager and gain respect, but I took a lot of time to get to know my team members and pitch in to help in whatever capacity was needed. By being available to my team and showing them that I am not above any task, I gained their respect and set the tone of what kind of work ethic I expect from everyone on my team.”

Notably, one of Gonzalez’s responsibilities is overseeing the site’s Platinum TRUE Certification for Zero Waste, which has been upheld year-after-year. The rigorous process requires a strong commitment from both the onsite team and client to keep outgoing waste designated for landfill at less than 10%. The facility also has a number of other sustainability initiatives, including My Green Lab certification.

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