Maria Luquin-Cooper

Director of Human Resources

Maria is Human Resources Director at AquaHydrex, taking care of our most important assets, our employees. She’s determined in her mission to create a culture of inclusion and empowerment, where diversity is celebrated, and employees feel valued and recognized.  She is responsible for all things HR related, including Talent Acquisition, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, as well as Employee Recognition.

Maria has over 25 years of Human Resources experience, most recently at Coca-Cola, where she led the HR Customer Care and Field Operations function at the US Region level for her teams.  She has worked in a variety of industries, ranging from Food & Beverage to Hospitality to Mining Engineering to Residential Mortgages and Loan Servicing.

She earned her BA from UC San Diego in Economics, with an emphasis on International Relations and Third World Studies. She minored in Spanish Literature and is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Italian.  We find one of Maria’s favorite quotes and life philosophy in President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”  She lives by this philosophy and truly believes that if we all do our part, and work as one team, we can create a great workplace!