EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Alex Ferreira – Mixer Driver (Bridgeport), Mixer Driver of the Year 2023

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Alex Ferreira – Mixer Driver (Bridgeport), Mixer Driver of the Year 2023

How long have you been with O&G?
I have been with O&G for 27 years. It was St. Patrick’s Day 1997.

What do you do in your position at O&G?
I am a Ready-Mix Concrete Truck Driver.

How did you get started in the industry?
I came to this beautiful country from Portugal when I was 16 years old in 1988. In order to help out my aging parents, I opted to go straight to work in construction instead of going to school. I started off as a laborer and years later, I got my CDL license. I started driving with Mohegan and 4 years later, I was given a better opportunity with O&G Industries.

What do you enjoy most about O&G?
I enjoy the work that I do and interacting with customers every day. I also have a lot of friends working alongside me. I enjoy the camaraderie and friendships I’ve made along the way.

What makes our company culture unique?
I’ve always admired the company’s structured approach. Everyone is respectful of one another.

What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to discover?
My wife Susy says if I weren’t a driver, I could have been a chef. I love to cook and be creative. I’m also a very good handyman. 

What’s one thing on your life bucket list?
I’ve always wanted to visit the Egyptian pyramids.  We are big travelers and always looking to go on the next adventure.  Look forward to playing a lot more golf over the years with my 2 sons, Jake -22 and Lucas-19 years old. 

Thank you so much for this recognition. Twenty-seven years have flown by. Proud to work for a company that shares my values of hard work and customer service.