Pablo Regis has been with Integralia for more than fifteen years, a journey that began full of nerves and excitement.
The protagonist of today’s journey is Pablo Regis Fonseca (Pamplona, 1975), who studied in the classrooms of the UPNA and made a stop at Integralia 16 years ago. Now in charge of production at Integralia, he imagines the mobility of the future with “vehicles without wheels, driven by robots”. In the meantime, he is responsible for planning, controlling and reviewing the manufacture of all the vehicles that leave the Navarrese bodywork company, but what this man from Pamplona values most is the human treatment of his colleagues.
How did you start working at Integralia?
I started working in the warehouse, but I am restless and curious, so I wanted to do more specialised work. I always offered to do welding or mechanical work, and I grew until I reached my current position.
Do you have a working day in your memory?
Without a doubt, any of the days prior to an event are always an accumulation of anecdotes, these moments have given us very unexpected situations.
How do you work on each project at Integralia?
From my point of view, the complicated thing is to reach one hundred percent of the definition of a project. Many people are involved in the process and each head interprets an idea in a different way, but at Integralia we always manage to land our projects to achieve quality products that are unrivalled in the market.
What has been the most complicated project?
The ONE model, I think it is a very different vehicle to what the team was used to producing. Of course, the effort to carry it out with all the complications it has entailed was worth it when we saw the final result. Personally, without hesitation, I think it is the project I am most proud of.
Do you learn anything from when things go wrong?
Of course, among my virtues I always like to reflect and take the positive side out of everything. You always learn from mistakes: trial and error is the way to progress. If you don’t get it right, you have to look for an alternative.
How do you deal with the risk of innovation projects failing?
We usually manage to bring them all to completion. We have a great team that manages to overcome the pitfalls that appear along the way and set up projects that, on paper and at first glance, seem scary.
What are your favourite responsibilities in your day-to-day work?
Planning and making decisions to achieve the objectives set by the company. I like to see the evolution of a project, as long as it’s for the better, because I hate making mistakes, even if they lead to learning.
What has been your strangest job?
When I was a student, I combined my studies with a job for several years at Esquiroz pyrotechnics, where I remember they had updated the machines, but not the work.
ONE ON ONE WITH PABLO REGIS
Favourite seat in the minibus?
Any seat in the back, there are usually fewer people and you can travel more relaxed.
Which film would you choose for the route?
What do you do during the trip?
Looking at the scenery.
Do you get carsick?
No, I’ve never felt sick in a road vehicle, but it has happened to me on a boat.
Do you have a destination you’d like to visit?
Mexico, I’m very interested in its culture, traditions and the differences between the various places in the same country.
What do you do in your free time?
Right now I love to make plans with friends, especially to go hiking in the mountains. I also enjoy cinema and sport, especially when Osasuna is playing.
What’s your favourite recipe?
Roast pork with lard.
What do you pair it with?
With a crianza red wine from Navarre.
A gin and tonic to digest the pork fat.
What would you like to invent?
A time machine. It infuriates me that sometimes memories fade away, even if it’s our own memory that doesn’t reflect reality. I’d love to go back in time to see what really happened.
What series have you watched lately?
Checkers Gambit, I was hooked from the beginning with those chess games that never seem to end.
Any book that has had an impact on you?
Sofia’s World’, it taught me to see things from different prisms.
What is comfort?
That my brain is comfortable.