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New Google leader feels community connection

October 19, 2018

Jorge Gutierrez grew up spending much of his time in a carpenter’s workshop in Miami, Florida. A lot of his family, all Cuban immigrants who left after Fidel Castro came to power, were carpenters, so Gutierrez found a love of wood. Now, as the new site operations manager at Google’s Lenoir data center, a technology-focused job, Gutierrez uses woodworking as a way to decompress, and a way to connect to Lenoir, the place he now calls home. “The fact that woodworking and furniture-making is such a big part of this area’s history,… it really helps me connect,” he said.

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