Tell us about your career at Rutronik/Rutronik24.
I have been working at Rutronik since May 2004, so I will soon be celebrating my 15th "work anniversary." I joined the company from our partner Vishay and started working in the sales back office. After two years I moved into product marketing in the passive and electromechanics area. That was an interesting time, during which I got to know many of our manufacturers and was in daily contact with our colleagues at the headquarters in Ispringen. I have been part of the Rutronik24 family since 2016, working as a field sales engineer and looking after customers in various regions across northern Italy.
What do you most enjoy about your job?
Every day throws up a new challenge and the interpersonal relationships play an important role! Whenever I get to know a new customer, I change my approach - sometimes more professional, other times more friendly, depending on who is sitting opposite me. That is interesting. It is easier with people who I already know. I always try to constantly improve both the customer relationship and the business results. That is ultimately what my job is all about.
"If I won a million euros on the lotto, I would ..."
... embark on a long trip around the world, because I just love traveling. While I am waiting for the million, I will try to see as much of the world as possible in my motor home.
When you approach a difficult task - what helps you to think?
I tell myself that tomorrow will be a better day! I always try to think positively and I firmly believe that people can grow with every challenge.
Where do you prefer to go on vacation and why?
In the summer, I prefer to drive to the sea, because I love the scent and the heat that emanates from the beach. In Italy there are plenty of coastal resorts and opportunities to swim in the sea, particularly in the south and especially on Sardinia, my favorite island! Everybody should go there at least once to experience this wonderful region.
If you could take three things with you to a desert island, what would you take?
I would definitely take music, then a good book, and a camera to take pictures.
Which famous person, living or dead, would you most like to meet and why?
My favorite singer Lorenzo Jovanotti. He is very famous in Italy, but also in Europe and the USA. I have been following his career since I was a child and I know virtually everything about him. I have never missed a tour and I once even met him in the street in Milan. I would love to meet him again, because I was so overwhelmed that I was rendered speechless and was only able to take a photo with him.
What was your dream job as a child?
I was fascinated by planes as a child and was convinced that I would one day travel the world, so my dream job was a stewardess for a major airline. I then dreamed of being a simultaneous interpreter - I love foreign languages. I still dream of that job to this day.
What food/confectionery are you unable to resist?
Pasta! I just can't get enough of it. Since I love cooking, I try all kinds of styles and recipes. It is not difficult, it is enjoyable, and pasta can be eaten with simply anything - vegetables, meat, fish, cheese. It just always tastes fantastic!