FALCON FOCUS – STEVE FLOYD
by: Joseph Rodriguez
You might have already met Steve Floyd if you have kept up with our Vlogs and Blogs in the past. He has had many roles here at InterConnect, but his current role is Program Manager for some of our largest customers. I recently connected with Steve on his day-to-day and his aspirations for the future.
Could you tell me a bit about your tenure at InterConnect?
I have been here at InterConnect Wiring for almost five years. I have worn many different hats at this company. I started in 2017 in the quality department. I have since been a Quality Manager, Training Manager, Shop Foreman, and Contract Administrator. Now my role is Program Manager in charge of large customer accounts here at InterConnect.
How does your role connect you to customers?
My role as Program Manager comes with many important responsibilities, the most important of which are ensuring the customers needs are met. This could include handling material that’s supplied by our customer, answering any questions that come up on the manufacturing floor, or facilitating the need of planning and engineering. Essentially, I manage the through-put for our products to the customer. I enjoy speaking with our customers daily and directly. We are very personable and have an open line of communication. I highly value the relationships and connections that I’ve made with our customers.
How does your role connect you with co-workers?
The very first thing I do when I get here is walk the shop floor and greet everyone with “good morning.” I recently had my workspace changed so I could be closer to the assembly areas that build the parts for the programs I oversee. Being in the building where we’re manufacturing the product is extremely beneficial and has definitely changed my perspective, because it allows me to be reachable. It’s a quick walk over to my office now, whereas before people might have to walk in between buildings or try to catch me at my desk, on the phone, or via email. Making connections with team members who put forth a ton of effort to make sure that this program runs efficiently and effectively is a unique responsibility I have. I enjoy getting to be close to the team and helping lead the Program into the future.
What’s your favorite thing about working at InterConnect?
(Jokingly) My favorite thing about my job is getting to be able to tell my friends that I work on *insert classified information here*! No, I’m just kidding. I like being in a unique position, to be able to say at the end of the day that I put forth as much effort as I possibly could to support the Aviation & Aerospace industry, and I love doing it. I found my passion in aerospace and aviation. My grandfather was in the Navy and retired. He was a contract administrator for the United States government. And if he were alive today, I think he would be proud, or at least I would like to hope he’d be proud, that I followed in his footsteps by doing something in aerospace and aviation. Growing up we’d always go air shows and see the Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, and flight crews like that. That’s definitely one of the unique payoffs for us here at InterConnect Wiring. We get to look up into the sky and say, “hey, we had something to do with that.”
What is something you want to accomplish in the future at InterConnect?
My goal and what I aspire for the team going forward is to have our harnesses go into space. I want something that goes orbital and potentially takes payloads to the International Space Station and further. That’s the future. I’ve always been a huge fan that InterConnect is forward thinking. We’re always thinking forward. We embrace new technology. We don’t run from it. We’re not scared of it.
Steve was born in San Antonio, TX. He holds an Associates Degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Texas (UNT). He met his wife, Kathryn, while attending UNT and they now have two children ages 5 years and 6 weeks. He loves doing anything outdoors including biking, hiking, fishing, and snowboarding.