DBi Services Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Employee Spotlights
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, DBi Services is proud to feature a series of spotlights on our Hispanic and Latinx employees
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 – October 15 in the United States. Throughout the month of October, Canada also celebrates the Hispanic/Latin American cultures. We honor the histories, cultures, and contributions of American and Canadian citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
Meet TONY BRUNAL
Tony’s early entry into this field started during his time in the Navy. Tony enlisted right after graduating from high school and specialized in identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Radar technology. Following his tenure in the Navy, Tony held several positions at various compaies, working in semiconductor manufacturing, industrial medical systems, electro coating, research and development and communication technology. Tony also pursued and attained a variety of professional and technical certifications. These include CompTIA, Network Security and Fiber Optic Installation Certifications.
For Tony, a career at DBi Services/DTS was the perfect opportunity to utilize the skills and knowedge he learned in the Navy. It also provided him with the ability to work with and learn many different types of equipment and transportation and traffic monitoring systems in mnay different environments, which include Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASDT) Systems, Roadway Information Sytems and Afton Roadway Lighting Systems.
Tony is most proud of the completion of his degree in Information Systems Technology. In May of 2015, Tony returned to school at Piedmont Community College in Virginia to complete his degree. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2017.
“Tony’s advice to individuals just starting out in their career is to have patience and focus on learning. “Learn everything about your job, as well as things not necessarily directly related to your job,” Tony shares. He stresses the importance of learning beyond your immediate scope of responsibilities, as that will give you a broader exposure and skill set to apply later in your career.
For Tony, the one valued cultural tradition is spending time with his family. Tony enjoys spending time with his wife and three adult children – a son and two daughters – as well as his extended family.
Meet DALEYSIS NEGRIN
Daleysis’ initially worked full time inside her home, raising her three children. When she decided to work outside the home, it was important for her to find a position that would enable Daleysis to get her children off to school in the morning and to be home each evening in time to help with homework and prepare dinner. Having these goals in mind, Daleysis started working outside the home as a receptionist for a small local engineering company. She was then promoted to Administrative Assistant. After several years in her Administrative Assistant role, Daleysis knew she was ready for more responsibility and so she challenged herself to find a position that would enable her to manage an entire office. In October of 2019, Daleysis joined DBi Services as the Office Manager for the Pembroke Pines Project.
As a frequent traveler on Interstate 75, Daleysis would constantly see various members of the DBi Services team out and about maintaining the roadways. Daleysis’ brother, a DBi Lead Technician, would speak favorable about DBi, so she didn’t think twice when considering the Office Manager position. Daleysis knew DBi Services was a well-known company with many opportunities.
Without hesitation, Daleysis states that her biggest accomplishment is raising her three incredible children. Having started her family at a young age, ensuring her children’s success was a key goal for Daleysis. Her oldest has a strong professional career in accounting, one of her twins just bought his own apartment and the other twin is completing her senior year in nursing at University of Florida. “I am so proud of the young man and women they have become and everything they have accomplished; it is also an accomplishment for me.”
“Love what you do and don’t be afraid to ask for help” is the career advice that Daleysis offers to those just starting out in their careers. She stresses the importance of being thankful to wake up every morning and feel excited to go to work.
In reflecting on her Cuban heritage, Daleysis points to the Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) celebration as the tradition she values the most. It is a joyous celebration with family that includes a feast of lechon (roasted pork), frijoles negros (black beans) rice, yucca, and much more, along with music and dancing. In Daleysis’ household, it is also very important to celebrate her mother’s birthday.
Meet lucy asmar rebolledo
Meet Enrique Alonso
Meet Luis Gonzalez-Matos
Meet RENE CERAVANTES
Meet joel acevedo
Meet DAVID PADILLA
Meet Andres Limones Cruz