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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, top executives of AT&T’s Hispanic supplies share their inspiring success stories.

Karel Gomez was inspired by a former manager who told him, “As long as you have faith and believe in what you are doing, no one can stop you and you will always be successful. Never fear the unknown, as long as you give it your all,” He is the CEO of draftPros, a Hispanic-owned, nationally certified minority-owned business. It is one of the largest telecommunications engineering firms in Florida.

Army veteran Ricardo S. Sanchez founded Optech Enterprise Solutions (OES) in 2012 to provide cost-effective enterprise inventory management, forward and reverse logistics and device refurbishment. Since its inception, OES celebrated diversity in all facets of the business. It also actively engages with various organizations that support diversity on a larger scale.

Sanchez credits his English professor, Dr. Emil Muchetti, for his success. Muchetti convinced him to attend Harvard graduate school in 1973 after graduating from Texas A&I University. He said Muchetti’s efforts were critical in setting a foundation of self-confidence that would stay with him to this day.

Jose Mas founded MasTec, a national infrastructure construction company. It is a certified minority-controlled, publicly traded and Fortune 500 company. The company provides wireline and wireless communication services, including engineering, design, construction and maintenance services. It employs 30,000 with a footprint that extends through North America and parts of Latin America.

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