Arlene Campos

General Manager of Operations, Metallic, Garco, Mid-West, All American Systems
2007 – Present

From a summer internship to leading a team of 30, Arlene Campos has built a dramatic career for herself at NCI. As an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, Arlene began as an intern in design engineering and quickly proved an integral part of the team. By the end of the summer, she was proactively contributing to major building projects—and was hired as a full-time employee upon graduation.

Over her tenure at NCI, Arlene has continued to seize on opportunities for professional development and evolve her leadership skills across ever more demanding, senior positions. Her career has provided opportunities to travel to India and spearhead companywide initiatives. Today she serves as General Manager of Operations for the Metallic, Garco, Mid-West, and All American brands—and she’s just getting started. Read her story below:


Career Milestones:

  • Design Engineer

    I started interning as a design engineer. By the end of the summer, I was designing actual steel buildings. After I finished the internship, NCI offered me a full-time position. So right after I graduated, I came to work full time as a production engineer.
  • Production Supervisor

    I was in production for about three and a half years, then jumped to a position supervising a production team of 13 engineers and drafting personnel.
  • Manager

    I had good mentors as I was transitioning to my first management job. From there, I stepped into a bigger role where I actually managed the entire product line for that production group.
  • I helped launch the outsourcing of engineering and drafting with the group in India and got to travel there on three different occasions.
  • General Manager of Operations

    I’ve been involved in a lot of the leadership training that they have offered with all of the Jack Welch management tools. I had a great mentor. That helped me a lot as far as growing as a leader.
“NCI is a place of great opportunity, but you have to have patience, and you have to build knowledge in order to be successful. I think my success comes from being able to work with different departments to gain a good understanding of how we operate as an enterprise.”