Our experts share their thoughts on asphalt sustainability, innovation, safety and creating a culture of care.
Meet the Team – Ismael Dominguez
As an Operations Supervisor, Ismael Dominguez’s role is pivotal in the daily operations of the Ennis facility. His responsibilities extend to meticulously crafting plans and procedures that govern the plant’s operations. With a decade of unwavering commitment to Polyco, he’s seen the company evolve and grow, and his journey within it is nothing short of remarkable.
Tell us a little bit about your career with Polyco.
My journey with Polyco started on September 16, 2013. Polyco took a chance on a 24-year-old with little experience in the PMA industry. Since then, I’ve moved up through the company’s ranks to Operations Supervisor of the Ennis plant. I’ve really grown to love operations and have a great team that I can count on.
On a daily basis, I work closely with the Operations Manager, going through operations plans and procedures, as well as planning production schedules weeks to months in advance. We also work closely with the safety team, ensuring safety regulations are followed and everything follows OSHA protocols.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
My life outside of the office revolves around my family and sports. I have a competitive spirit, so you can find me playing softball, competing with my wife against ESPN-featured players in cornhole, or leisurely fishing. I guess you can say I’ve passed the competitive gene to my seven-year-old daughter, who’s beginning her journey in tournament ball. If I’m not playing sports, I’m coaching them. Sports have always been, and will always be, a huge part of my life. But family is everything to me. Having them in my corner day in and day out is truly special.
What’s your favorite part about working at Polyco?
What truly excites me about Polyco is the company’s growth. From its humble beginnings, I’ve witnessed Polyco’s remarkable growth on the paving and roofing fronts. Listening to Tom and the leadership team talk about what they wanted to do and now seeing it come to fruition is amazing. It makes you feel like anything is possible, and it is, including employees achieving their desired careers. Having ascended the ranks from assistant operator through safety and back into operations, I’m a testament to the opportunities that Polyco offers its employees. I hope I’m with the company for many, many, many more years.
What’s next at Polyco?
The sky’s the limit. I honestly feel that way, having worked with Polyco for so long. Innovation is something that we really push at Polyco. Coupled with sustainability at the core of Polyco, I see us continuing on that path. Being able to recycle and make a great quality product using trash as our treasure is really important — and cool. I’m just glad I can play a small part in everything Polyco has planned.