After five years, I was really proud to pass the job over to my successor and take up the position as plant manager in Schlins. The launch of a new product, such as the recent R=3D 42", is also always a highlight.
What advice would you give to younger staff just starting their careers at Erne Fittings?
Erne is very supportive of employees who are ambitious and work hard. You need to be willing to take on responsibility.
What is the most exciting part of your job?
I really enjoy working with people and machinery, so it’s exciting and challenging to have the opportunity to develop my skills in both areas. There are always places where you can make improvements. We also have a great team who are really good fun to work with.
In 2019 we expanded the production programme at EFME. How involved were you in this project?
I was a member of the project team and had the opportunity to share my experience and support the team onsite. The relocation of the equipment was an absolute triumph thanks to the outstanding team effort.
You worked in Saudi Arabia for five years. What was your role out there?
Initially I was responsible for production and maintenance, and had a key role in liaising between Schlins and Saudi Arabia. After three years, I took on additional responsibilities when I was promoted to Vice-President for Operations.
Would you like to take on another longterm role abroad?
My time in Saudi Arabia was a great experience thanks to the fantastic support from my wife. However, I’m now also a father of two boys and a newborn baby. I still spend a week each month in Saudi Arabia overseeing the plant in Jubail. Right now, that’s enough for me.
Many thanks for your time!
Erne News V04 - 2020