EAGLE PASS, Texas âU.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations Office, Laredo Field Office, Honors Deputy Port Manager Gilbert Sepulveda, Eagle Pass Port of Entry, on his retirement after more than 30 years of federal service, demonstrating that he was a good employee, facilitating a solid and fruitful working relationship with the international business community.
âOver time, we have seen a myriad of changes in the world of CBP. We’ve seen three agencies with their own settings and directors merged into one. We have seen strategies change in relation to what is going on in the world. The only constant in all of this is the staff, the vintage staff who have received nothing but have yet reached the peak of stature, âsaid Port Manager Paul Del Rincon, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. âThis is the case with APD Sepulveda, who began as an inspector of US customs and provided more than 30 years of service to the agency that would become CBP. His approach to his specialized profession can only be described as vintage.
Like the adage that always seems to relate to wine, it gets better with age. So, is the story with Gilbert and the trading community. Having established a strong relationship with Union Pacific, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), brokers and the general trading community have come to know him by name.
He was instrumental in expanding its business alliances at the Eagle Pass Texas port of entry, as well as implementing modern facilities such as the Clark’s Park marshalling yard.
âTo say he’s invested his time is an understatement,â said Pete Macias, deputy port manager, Eagle Pass Port of Entry. âGilbert my friend, may your retirement trips be those of happiness and gaiety, and may the road always climb to meet you. Good luck my friend and don’t forget your second home or your friends at the Eagle Pass Texas port of entry. â