Carlos Guajardo

Carlos Guajardo

Director of Apps/Systems Engineering
Teledyne FLIR Surveillance
McPherson, Kansas USA

Length of Service

11 years

What I love most about my job at Teledyne?​

Over the past 11 years I would have to say that the two most consistent things that I love about my job would be the people and our technology! During this time, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most talented, knowledgeable, and dedicated people on my team and across the Surveillance line of business, many of whom I now also consider good friends. In my various Applications/Systems Engineering roles I have been able to learn about and support many market leading products spanning the airborne, land, and maritime domains around the world that truly make a difference in the hands of our customers.

Where do you get your motivation from and where did you grow up?

As I think about the question of where do I get my motivation from, the first thing that comes to mind for me, is FAMILY!
I grew up in a small town in south Texas near San Antonio with a population of about 2,500, and when I look back on my childhood, it is clear to me that much of what motivates me was instilled by my parents and grandparents. Through their examples they taught me the value of working hard to provide for family and being proud and thankful for what you had, no matter how modest it may be. As I entered college, then the workforce, and now with a family of my own, I clearly realize just how hard they worked and how much they sacrificed to give all that they could so that my siblings and I would have it better than they did. Because of this, I am motivated to constantly challenge myself to work hard and give my all in my job, in my relationships, and most of all, for my own family. I want to make my family proud of the person I have become and want to ensure that I pass along these same values to my children as well.