Before joining forces with M&S Engineering, to lead our San Antonio Office, Tony Saucedo was the Founder and CEO of San Antonio Design Group Inc. Tony’s management experience began in the army, and for 37 years he trained and managed personnel and organizations from the ground up. In 2001, he retired from the Army Reserve as a Command Sergeant Major, and now has over 30 years of engineering and management experience. This is Tony professionally, but we want to know what drives him personally, so we asked him to share a few things about himself.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a soldier.
What was your favorite show growing up?
Combat, with Vic Morrow.
What was your first job?
My first job was when I was 8 years old. I was a shoe shine boy downtown Houston street. I would walk back and forth from Main to Navarro on Houston Street. Hang out in front of the Texas Theater. My first real job was with the US Army.
How do you like working at M&S?
M&S is a new adventure for me, with many new situations to consider.
Before M&S, what was the most interesting job you ever had?
I would have to say the Military. I got to travel to many many strange places.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would travel to different places in the US. There is no place like here.
What is your favorite book or movie?
I like books that teach me a different way of looking at things. My favorite movie is “Valdez is Coming” it’s an old western. A movie where bad guys are bad and good guys are good. No grey area.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
The point when I realized that Everything is Temporary.
What would people say you are good at?
I am good with people.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would give myself the knowledge of playing an instrument.
When you think of the word success, who comes to mind?
Robert Howard (My commanding officer in HHC 2nd Ranger Battalion). We shared the same birthday.
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and why?
Geronimo, He was a great leader, even though he was never chief.