|CNC MachiningProduct DevelopmentPrototypingWarehousing/LogisticsCNC Milling of a Ductile Iron Brake Adapter AssemblyPrecision CNC Milling
of a Ductile Iron Steering StabilizerCNC Turning of a Ductile Iron FlangeCNC Milling of a Ductile Iron MountCNC Milling of a Ductile Iron Steering KnuckleCNC Milling of a Front Engine Accessory Drive (FEAD) Mounting BracketCNC Machining of a Ductile Iron Cover
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: FRANK LOPEZ, SEMCA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD/AZTEC MANUFACTURING CORPORATION
NOMINATED BY: SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ALLIANCE (SEMCA) MICHIGAN WORKS!
Lopez is the founder and Chairman of Aztec Manufacturing Corporation, a
tier-one supplier to the automotive industry. Frank believes success in
business “requires a visionary entrepreneurial spirit, and
the sound practice of business planning principles coupled with
qualified personnel who have the practical, technical, and academic
skills to get the job done.”
has been a strong supporter of the Michigan Works! system for over 30
years. On September 14, 2004, Frank was presented with the Award of
Excellence (now the Ralph Loeschner Award) by Michigan Works! for his
outstanding commitment to the success of Michigan’s workforce
development system. Fourteen years later Frank continues to volunteer
his time serving on the Workforce Development Board as Chair Emeritus
and in particular supporting SEMCA’s youth programs.
serves as a volunteer on the planning committee for Manufacturing Day
and his company was one of the first manufacturing companies to provide
Talent Tours for SEMCA’s youth. He continues to open his
company to Talent Tours and Manufacturing Day, determined to change
public opinion as to the working conditions in plants and show parents
and students the opportunities for the high paying careers available in
Lopez is a true advocate and supporter of the SEMCA youth programs. He
serves as a member of the Wayne County College Access Network Leadership
Team and the Sustainability Action Team. He loves to participate in the
main events organized by the Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates
Program by attending the Initiation and Installation Ceremonies and
cheering on the competitors at the Annual Career Development Conference.
is a great motivational speaker for our youth, communicating time and
time again his conviction that anyone can be successful if they are
given the chance to prove themselves and if they take that chance
91 years of age, Frank is someone who has discovered the fountain of
youth and his presence fills every space with optimism and serenity.
Having him around is rejuvenating and engaging. Students love him and
listen to him. He is firm, kind and genuine. A quality mentor!