In today’s ever changing workforce, long tenured employees are a thing of the past. According to the United States Department of Labor, the median number of years that workers have been with their current employer is 4.6 years. But this is not the case for Delia Gonzalez of ACR Electronics Inc., who celebrated her 43rd anniversary with the company this year.
Delia first started at ACR on February 12, 1969 assembling magnesium batteries. Over the past 43 years, Delia has witnessed the company mature into a world leader in Safety and Survival technologies where she plays a major roll as the Production Supervisor for all Land and Sea distress beacons and strobe lights. If you own an ACR EPIRB, Personal Locator Beacon or strobe light…it was made by Delia and her teams.
“You don’t work someplace for 43 years if you don’t love the company, and I certainly love working here,” Delia said. “You also have to have some fight in you to get through the tough times, but fortunately the tough times are far and few between here, which is reassuring that we’re doing a good job and people like the products we make for them.”
And FIGHT is definitely something Delia has plenty of…
In November 2009, Delia was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Her news sent shock waves throughout ACR. “Along with my 2 sons and 2 granddaughters, ACR is also a big part of my family, and my family is the most important thing to me. I fight for my family, and I still fight because of them. “
And fight she did, Delia was pronounced Cancer Free 2 Years 9 Months and 1 Day ago. Remarkably during her fight, she only missed 3 months of work. Delia is a catalyst in production and her work ethic and fight inspires all of us.
Having beaten her own battle with Cancer, Delia has now gone on the offensive by joining up with various local groups to help raise awareness for a cure. Delia will be joining thousands of other supporters tomorrow at the Race for a Cure 5K walk and run. If you live in the Miami/Broward area and want to join the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure tomorrow with Delia please sign up today (Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Bayfront Park in Miami). Register Here.