Behind the Scenes at Valley® is a series showcasing the people behind the pivots.
Meet Osvaldo Gerlach Sobrinho – the production supervisor for Valmont® Irrigation in Uberaba, Brazil. Osvaldo in charge of the production line, responsible for the pivot fabricator, connections and accessories, stamping line, machine shops, and sub-assembly. He also is responsible for coordinating 74 employees in the industrial area, from welders to machine operators.
With 39 years of employment at Valmont, Osvaldo appreciates the seriousness with which the company operates and how it is organized.
“What makes me proud is to see the impact of what we produce; we can see agriculture in the outcome of our work,” he says. "I’m also proud to be able to develop my team, watching them grow professionally and in their personal lives.
“I’m very proud to work at Valmont and see this company growing increasingly. I can say I created my family in here. Today my son is also an employee of the company, and acts as scheduler in Planning and Production Control.”
In his free time, Osvaldo enjoys gardening - he grows lemons, onions, chives and flowers – and playing tennis.