Friday, June 17, 2016
The People of Wavin
A company is only as good as the talent it employs. Wavin is proud to say that we have talent in abundance. As an international company, our Wavin team is comprised of diverse, forward-thinking men and women who possess a wide spectrum of skills. With so many Operating Companies, it’s not always possible to put a face to a name. To show the faces behind our company we’ll start sharing the stories of dedicated Wavin employees. Today, we present you: Massimiliano Carani of Wavin Italy.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT TASKS?
I plan all the production of Injection Moulding and Finishing departments in Wavin Italy. I also deal with the scheduling siphons department and I make purchases of all semi-finished goods needed for this production. Finally, I manage important subcontractors that need items produced in the Injection Moulding or Extrusion departments of Wavin Italy.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO WAVIN?
I did an internship after university and since then I have never left.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WAVIN?
Wavin is an important company that offers many opportunities for growth. The Italian economy has not been doing well in recent years. Many companies around here have closed. The management of Wavin Italy was able to steer the company in the right direction. Also Wavin’s attention to safety is very important to me.
DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO?
Yes, very much! This is the main reason why I never left Wavin. I like to schedule: I relate production planning to maintaining a lawn. The more often you cut the grass, the more it appears cured. Of course, after 10 years of experience in the role, I think I am now ready to approach and take up new challenges.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SUCCESS (AT WORK)?
Production planning does not involve visible projects. It's a daily recurring task. If everything turns out for the best and the goods arrive at customers in time, you know you're doing a good job. Perhaps the implementation of SAP in 2008 for Italy was the biggest challenge I've had success with, but it is the victory of a team, not a personal success.
WHICH TASKS WOULD YOU PREFER NOT TO DO?
Filling the transport documents of my suppliers.
HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR DIRECT COLLEAGUES?
They are very important. Without comparison and daily help with the chief of the departments that I plan, 90% of my work would be useless.
WHICH REMARKABLE COLLEAGUE WOULD YOU LIKE US TO INTERVIEW NEXT?
I think all my colleagues in the planning team. Our work and the results of our commitment are not very visible inside the company.
APART FROM YOUR PARTNER, WHAT MAKES YOUR HEART BEAT FASTER?
Motorcycles and everything that is related to the world of motorcycling races. Have you never heard about Valentino Rossi?!
WE HEARD YOU ARE ALSO A HOBBY PHOTOGRAPHER?
I am passionate about photography. I like to capture the moments. It's nice to remember moments by looking through an album…. to see how we were, or to find people who you haven’t seen for a long time. Nowadays, with social networking, it has become much easier to share images. For the last couple of years now, I’ve also been photographing events and personal profile pictures of all my colleagues at Wavin Italy.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHY SUBJECT?
Landscape photography in general, and, of course, motorcycles.
CAN WE SEE YOUR WORK ONLINE?
I do not have a website or a blog. But many photos are on my Facebook page. Some other pictures are published in the magazine I collaborate with.
WHEN DID YOU START RIDING MOTORBIKES?
I‘ve been fond of motorcycles since I was a child. When I was 8 years old, I put in the wheels of my bike a postcard with pegs, to make the sound of a motorcycle. In my country, it is usual to ride a moped at 14 years old, and at 16 years old, to ride a motorbike of 125 cc. Since then I have never stopped.
WHAT KIND OF MOTORBIKE DO YOU OWN?
I own a BMW R 1200 GS. In the past I also had sportbikes like a Benelli TNT.
WHAT STYLE OF RIDER ARE YOU? BE HONEST!
It depends on the day ... and which kind of bikes I’m using, but I try to be careful. The good motorcyclist is the one who comes home healthy after a lovely day on the road.
DO YOU RIDE YOUR BIKE YEAR ROUND?
More or less…here in the Po Valley winter is cold and we usually have several days of fog where it becomes impossible to use my bike. But if the weather allows it, I go out even in winter.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ROUTE?
Living near Bologna, I would say "Futa road", a twisty road where it is possible to ride fast, a must for all European bikers. In Tuscany, the road through "Crete Senesi" is one of the most scenic I have ever seen. You must ride slowly because the view is incredible!
YOU'RE ALSO A MOTORBIKE WRITER?
Where can we read your stories? Not exactly a writer, but a freelance journalist - specifically a motorbike tester. I collaborate with two of the most important magazines of Italy: MOTOSPRINT (specialising in racing), and IN MOTO. I also try new bikes on the road or on a track and I describe their performance. The same for clothing, helmets and everything a biker needs..
ANY FUN STORIES YOU CAN TELL US WHILE PARTAKING IN ONE OF YOUR HOBBIES?
Nothing relevant, indeed, only the pleasure of doing it.
A big thanks to Massimiliano for partaking in this first ever employee interview. We're looking forward to seeing more pictures taken by you and wish you safe travels!