Alexander Heimbeck moved from Düsseldorf to Vorarlberg to work for Erne Fittings. We sat down with him to talk about how his first year with us has gone.
What kind of work did you do before joining Erne Fittings?
I worked for various project sales companies in Germany, and specifically in technical project sales for pipes, fittings and flanges. My responsibilities were in business development, national and international sales (Europe, United States, Canada, South America, etc.) and supplier diversification.
What are your responsibilities at Erne Fittings?
I’m in charge of the Russia, China, Korea and Japan markets and the worldwide nuclear market, and I’m responsible for project procurement. I also provide support for the acquisition of new customers in Europe for special applications, and for the identification and approval of new suppliers.
Why do you work for Erne Fittings? What do you think is special about this company?
Fittings have always been my favorite product, and my dream of someday working for a manufacturer has come true. Erne has big goals for the next few years, and I’m happy to be a part of that. I enjoy taking on the challenges that come with working for one of the biggest players in the industry. I also like the friendly way we interact with each other. Everyone’s there for everyone else.
What do you like about the Vorarlberg region? How is it different from your home back in Germany?
Vorarlberg is really great! Everybody made me feel welcome right away, both at Erne and in general, so I felt at home right from my first day here. The people in Vorarlberg are very friendly and helpful. The area itself is just amazing, so after work I can go out on my patio and enjoy the quiet and the beautiful mountain view. It’s almost like being on vacation. It’s definitely a big change from Düsseldorf, where I used to live, but I’ve got everything I need to live and be happy here.
What do you do in your free time?
I enjoy the calm of the mountains, and I like to go hiking as well.
Thank you for talking with us.
Erne News V02 / 2018