In his own words: Michael Martino, Compliance Engineer, Superior Energy Resources
What or who fueled your interest in manufacturing?
I have always been drawn to energy production and operational procedure. At a young age the largest attraction for me was observing a powerplant in the distance lit at night on the way to vacation. I always had a feeling I would be involved in the engineering world, or close to it, around that time. Since the age of 13 I have been trying to provide myself with opportunities in mathematics, chemistry, thermodynamics, and much more.
What is your current role in manufacturing?
Currently I am working as a compliance engineer. I get involved with several different avenues of the organization. Operational excellence, quality, safety, HSE, innovation, engineering, and much more.
Describe your path to get to where you are today.
I attended Penn State University and majored in Energy Engineering, I am pursuing a masters degree in Engineering Management from Ohio State University. I saw the potential for extreme growth at Superior Energy Resources and wanted to be a part of that development. Thankfully, they offered a position and I have been learning and developing myself, and the company, every day.
What is your Superpower?
Complex thinking outside the box has provided positive output in the organization. Data driven decision making to the highest degree.
Why is your role important to others – like to customers or end users?
All personnel and processes in the organization are linked to every process and procedure I am constantly monitoring. Daily, I interact with everyone in the organization and get involved with a large variety of company directions. Interaction with customers is on a weekly basis, as well as traveling to the field.
What do you think the future holds for your career or others you inspire?
The future is always unknown, but I am hoping to be in a position where I can make an impact on the employees and to the organization. The biggest goal for myself is to create a culture in which everyone is treated fairly, and the employee is the center of the organization. Tough times in industry will bring to the surface those who are willing to be leaders and face adversity with the best mindset. Professional development, personal growth, organization growth, and continuous improvement.