Our employees uphold our company’s values, deliver on our customer promise, and differentiate us from our competitors.

At Altro Labels, we realize that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are delighted to honor their dedicated service and commitment to this organization. The success of our organization is a direct result of our employees' dedication and hard work.
Today, we would like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work of Andrew Borja, our Senior Press Technician, and learn more about his background and what motivates him the most. As our Senior press technician, he is one of those who helps your labels to stand out from the crowd. His attention to detail and personal and professional integrity are among the things that set us apart.

Now, we are excited to share a part of our Q&A session with Andrew:

Q: Andrew, let’s start from the beginning. When did you join Altro Labels, and how did you hear about this position for the first time?
A: They reached out to me first and, based on my experience and credentials, invited me to be a part of the company. I joined in 2019, which was not long ago. I was with the company almost right from its beginning, and I couldn’t be happier to keep working here and be a part of significant growth.

I think of myself as a happy person. I  saw all the steps of development that the company went through from the start till now. I witnessed all the progression and how they became one of the industry's leaders in this region and beyond. Of course, there were hard times and many learning curves, but I was always eager to do my best to help the company achieve its goals.

Q: What was your experience before joining this company?
A: Before working here, I was a part of another label printing company in Vancouver, working as an operator. It was nice to work there and to get more experience. Eventually, I got promoted to the supervisor position. After some time in this company, I moved to another print shop in BC. I worked there as the head operator for a couple of years. This industry is something I have always imagined myself growing in, and I am happy that I can keep doing what I love. I have about 16 years of experience in this industry, regardless of my age. And the only way to achieve that was to start young.

Q: What was your experience with the company's culture?
A: I first started with only a few people. I always liked working in a small team, so it was a great setup. As the company grew, it added more people. But because of our great culture, it always felt like one family to me, and I enjoy my time now even more than when I started.

Everyone here has high values and so much respect for others. That is how they started, and that's what we continue to have now. When you work in this excellent environment, it helps you to be friendly and respectful towards other people as well. All these and many more great values make the company’s culture perfect for people to be in.

Also, I would like to add that everyone is very approachable. I worked at other companies and print shops and saw different people and environments. I can say with 100% confidence that I never felt valued in other companies as I feel here.

Q: Is that the main reason you stay in the company?
A: Not just that. This company has enormous ambitions. I see my future in it because, with all the success, I want to help the company achieve even greater heights.

Q: What's your favorite part of working in the press?
A: It makes me happy when I see our customers being satisfied. It helps me to stay more productive and feel an even greater mission for what I do. I am trying my best to help other companies to succeed and stand out from competitors. And I want them to be happy with our services.

Q: What is your advice to someone who wants to work at Altro Labels?
A: Patience and hard work. It is always hard to jump into a new company and learn new things. But if you learn how to be patient and enjoy this learning journey, you will succeed and find much happiness in what you do.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: Hopefully, I will still be here and be part of a bigger role. I love this company and want to keep growing and helping achieve its goals. Altro Labels has big goals for growing and expanding, and I'm excited to be part of it for as long as possible.