Hilda Martínez has been an essential part of COBMEX® for 25 years. As General Manager, Hilda supervises all operations in Mexico to achieve consistent quality, timely deliveries, and ultimately, customer satisfaction. Hilda’s role is critical to COBMEX®’s mission of delivering high-quality uniform sweaters to global markets.
By collaborating with various teams throughout the business, Hilda ensures that our operation runs smoothly and that we continue to exceed expectations. She oversees all of COBMEX®’s Mexico production, including styles made with our proprietary Durapil™ and Durapil Ultra™ yarn and our OEKO-TEX-certified uniform sweaters. In addition to ensuring that our manufacturing process runs smoothly, Hilda innovates and helps implement sustainable practices throughout our factories.
Before joining COBMEX®, Hilda worked for a company that imported office equipment and furniture. Her experience in the manufacturing industry has been the foundation of her expertise.
When she first started at COBMEX® in 1997, Hilda was an administrative assistant responsible for answering calls, taking orders, and making labels. As the company grew, so did her scope of responsibility. In 2012, Hilda was promoted to General Manager of our first Mexico factory.
When asked about the most important part of her role, Hilda could not decide on one aspect and replied by saying, “Everything.” Hilda shows pride in what she does and tackles each task with care and attention to detail, whether big or small.
“Hilda’s determination and work ethic are remarkable, and it has been amazing to witness her career progression. We are incredibly fortunate to have her as a valued member of our team.” – Phil Newman, President & CEO
Hilda’s superpower is her leadership skills. She oversees multiple teams, including production, administration, accounting, HR, logistics, and purchasing, leading them with confidence and competence. Hilda’s love for her job inspires others to do their best work. She has been a mentor to her team and empowers them to grow in their careers alongside her. Her ability to motivate and encourage others has been instrumental in COBMEX®‘s success.
“Hilda, Muchas Felicidades por estos 25 años. Me alegra enormemente compartir contigo este reconocimiento por toda tu labor hecha en la empresa. Estamos seguros de que eres la persona indicada para estar en este sitio por mucho más tiempo. Hemos estado varios años juntas he aprendido muchas cosas contigo y estoy muy agradecida por ello. Espero que tu éxito siga en ascenso. ¡Mis más sinceras Felicitaciones por tus logros alcanzados!” – Rocío Carrillo, Technical Design and Quality Control Director
Fun Fact: Hilda is a fantastic baker. She makes cakes that are as tasty as they are beautiful!
We are grateful for Hilda’s unwavering dedication and invaluable knowledge and experience. Her ability to swiftly manage increasingly large teams has allowed us to continue to scale our operations and serve our customers – globally. Through her effective management of all our Mexican operations, COBMEX® continues to be able to supply uniform sweaters to multinational brands across diverse industries.