DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A Colombian engineer is laser-focused on embracing the innovation ecosystem in Central Florida and beyond.

Mauricio Toro was recently awarded a 2019 Innovation in Healthcare Award, presented by Volusia County leaders for his contributions in making life-changing, custom-made implants currently used by surgeons in 10 countries.

His Daytona Beach company, TechFit Digital Surgery, uses 3D printers to make custom-fitted surgical implants.

As he reflects on his passion for planes and fast cars, he adds that being Hispanic is not the only thing that defines him.

"I’ve never felt being Hispanic as a limitation or something that has been holding me back. Even being an immigrant, I’ve never felt a limitation," Toro said.

Toro tells us that his innovations wouldn't possible without his team of five in Volusia County and a team of 10 back in Colombia.

Watch the segment to see Toro talk with Spectrum News 13 anchor Ybeth Bruzual and describe some of the innovative implants his company makes.