Welcome, Donato Aponte!

Smith would like to welcome Donato Aponte to our Service Team. Donato’s hometown is Dorado located on the north side of Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria’s devastation last year caused Puerto Rico’s economy to suffer immensely. Donato came to the difficult decision to leave Puerto Rico in search of new opportunities. Donato’s search brought him to Minnesota where he met and interviewed with Smith’s VP of Operations, Bob Lucas. According to Bob, “Donato is a great addition to our service team. He will be invaluable in helping us support our Caribbean customers as he will totally remove the language barrier. He has a strong technical and project management background.”

Donato left his family behind and began working at Smith in July. After settling in Shakopee, Minnesota, Donato was able to move his wife, Belkis, son, Daniel, and daughter, Alejandra here last week. They are happy to be together again. Family is Donato’s favorite past-time along with soccer!