Career Spotlight: Get to Know Leon

a project executive working for General Sheet Metal

My favorite project to date? Working on the DropBox Headquarters in San Francisco.

Leon Matthews

Sheet Metal & HVAC Industry Testimonial: Leon, Project Executive

Hometown: Elk Grove, California

I Live with: My wife, Krystal, and two kids, Josh & Danny.

Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in HVAC&R from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Years in the industry: Twelve

My main responsibilities are: Project sales, project execution, project estimation, team building.

# of promotions since I started: Two

My job is: Very challenging, dynamic, and fulfilling. 

My first ever job was: As a bus boy at a Mexican/Italian Bistro.

My favorite subject in high school was: Business.

To be good at my job you need to: Have a positive attitude, never stop learning, and work well with others.

My favorite part of my job is: Coming up with creative solutions to new challenges.

My least favorite part is: Paperwork.

How I got my start in the industry: I got my start through a SMACNA summer internship with Western Allied Mechanical.

My advice to someone considering coming into this industry is: The industry has many facets and niches that might interest you, so ask lots of questions and keep a positive attitude.

My favorite project was: The DropBox Headquarters in San Francisco.

Proudest work accomplishment: Proving to my business partners that it was worth it to take a chance on me.

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