John Wind
CEO at Partners in Sustainability Integration

"Rafa served as translator for an industrial water project involving an oil company, two environmental consulting firms (one in the United States and one in Mexico), and a university. The project team dynamics and language barriers were significant challenges, and Rafa played an integral and constructive role to facilitate communication and translation. He is a dedicated worker and team player. His availability on short notice and quick turnaround time on translations were very helpful."

Daniel Matthews - Continue 2 Improve / SpeakingU
Business Growth & Transformation Consultant, Coach, Speaker and Author

"I had the pleasure of having Rafael Pliego as my simultaneous translator during my A3 Thinking seminar at this year’s Shingo Prize Mexico Conference. His ability to translate not only my words but also my emotions made the presentation come alive for all of the participants. As a participant, I also had the opportunity to hear Rafael translate several of the other seminars and Keynotes. It was amazing how he could shift from Spanish to English and back again during the question and answer periods without stepping on the words of the presenter or the participant. It was so fluid I had to keep one headphone on so I wouldn’t miss anything. I would recommend Rafael to anyone looking for a translator."

Aaron Mertens
Technical Service Specialist, STERIS Corp.

​Thanks Rafael! It was a pleasure working with you. Your skills go beyond the translation. Your preparation and technical knowledge were outstanding!

Jason Snaggs
Supply Chain Manager at De Beers Canada Inc (DBCI)/ Anglo American

Rafael Pliego Samaniego demonstrated great enthusiasm and exceptional quality of work as a translator during the The 7th Shingo Awards & Conference in Queretaro, Mexico 2012. During the conference Rafael was able to accurately convey my presentation and message to the participants from English to Spanish. He demonstrated his particular adeptness and skill at working with colloquial expressions, slang and “out of the ordinary” expressions in English. 

His inner work ethic is exemplary and it was a indeed a pleasure working with him.