According to my university diploma I’m an Industrial Engineer, and I definitely was one back in the 90’s, when I started working for what then was GE Power Controls, first in Madrid (Spain), then in Hameln (Germany). And even after I moved to HP and Barcelona (Spain) in 2000, it was still quality audits, part qualifications, product industrializations and supply chain management that filled most of my working hours.
But in 2005 opportunity came in the disguise of a shutdown of all manufacturing activities in Europe. And rather than landing in the ranks of the unemployed, or at an even more mind numbing job, I managed to get a position as R&D Engineer, developing printing and image processing algorithms for large format printers.
In 2008 I went back to school, with the long term plan of getting a PhD in mathematics. Plans don’t always work out as intended, and as of 2010 I am instead looking to eventually getting a PhD in physics. While the formal excuse is matching my education to my new job, it probably has more to do with making up for lost time, enjoying life to the fullest, and not having what-if’s poisoning my existence…
On a more personal note, since 2004 I am the happy husband of Eva, and since 2006 and 2009, the happy father of Lucas and Gabriela, respectively.
Contact me at: jaime (dot) frio (at) gmail (dot) com.