Head of Mechanical Engineering, Pharmaceuticals
“Faster, higher, stronger” is the Olympic motto, but it also applies to R&D Technology.
Freshly graduated with a BTS (HNC) in Industrial Maintenance, I knocked on R&D’s doors in 2013 and joined the company as an electromechanical fitter. In 2016, I moved to team leader due to an increase in workload in the pharmaceuticals production area. As the business continued to grow, I became Production Manager for the pharmaceutical series production in 2018.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT POSITION AT R&D?
I oversee all series production projects related to the pharmaceutical industry, from order entry to shipping. In close collaboration with the production, the supply department, the quality department and the customers, I try to do everything possible to deliver the equipment on time and to the quality required by our customers.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EVOLUTION OF R&D OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS?
The evolution of R&D is just phenomenal. The company has grown from about 30 employees (end of 2018) to 80 today, from an old building of 1,200 m2 to a super high-tech building of 4,500 m2.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOTIVATIONS FOR WORKING AT R&D?
Taking on new challenges… There is no time to be bored at R&D! We are involved in various projects related to Covid 19. It’s very rewarding to say that we contribute to the structure that will get us out of this crisis.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE WORK ATMOSPHERE AT R&D?
The atmosphere at R&D is very good. If I had to summarise it in two words, I’d say “serious” and “cheerful”.
HOW DO YOU SEE THE FUTURE OF R&D?
“Faster, higher, stronger” is the Olympic motto, but it also applies to R&D Technology. This is just the beginning and I’m confident we’ll continue achieving great things.
WHAT IS FOR YOU THE MAIN ARGUMENT TO JOIN R&D TECHNOLOGY?
I’ve made friends at R&D, rather than just colleagues. I particularly enjoy the human side of the company.
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