Where are they now? Alex Mora, 2004 ME ALUMNUS
Alumni Highlight: Alex Mora, BSME '04, CEO of Formula Plastics
For Alex Mora his introduction to MESA came when he attended a workshop put on by the MESA program during his second year at San Diego State University. He didn’t really know anything about MESA until then. The workshop was very helpful, and he soon learned that MESA students received first dibs on class registration. From that point on he was hooked. He’s a 2004 Mechanical Engineering graduate. Originally from Chino, CA, he’s a first generation college graduate. MESA also helped him land an internship with Kyocera Wireless that led to his first full-time job. Alex has fond memories of SDSU and specifically remembers Professor Eugene Olevsky’s dry sense of humor. He had high praise for his professors saying that they really didn’t sugar coat anything. They really prepared the students well and programs like MESA provided experiences for the real world. He was president of ASME while on campus. After graduating he worked for Goodrich and Boeing. Alex is CEO of Formula Plastics in Tecate, Baja, California. He’s been in that role for over 6 years. Formula Plastics is a precision tooling and injection molding company for cutting-edge technology and medical devices. They have contracts with Bosch, Toro, Oakley Sunglasses, Breg and many other companies. They have 80 injection molding machines, 600 employees and 150,000 square feet in their plant. They are the fifth largest employer in Tecate and provide a lot of philanthropic support for the community. Formula Plastics built a 300 seat auditorium for the community, which is shown behind Alex in the above photo. They also provide scholarships for students in the area and provide breakfast for students at two local schools.
Alex Mora is Aztec Proud and we are proud of him!