September 30, 2020
GGB ANNECY VIRTUALLY OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS PRODUCTION PLANT
For the first time in its history, GGB Annecy will open the doors of the manufacturing plant...
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GGB is a good company with a lot of possibility and a good product. We are able to support customers in their demands because we have a lot of people with great experience.
With a career spanning more than two decades, Marc came to GGB in 1992 as an application engineer for sub-assemblies before joining the quality department. Later, he was responsible for method development, maintenance, continuous improvement and the tooling department. He is now engineering manager for the Annecy site in France.
How did you begin your career at GGB?
I’ve been working at GGB for 20 years now. Before, I specialized in new product development; I designed several products from the first idea right up to production: all the drawings, contact with the customers and the suppliers. I joined GGB in 1992 as an application engineer for sub-assemblies because of my previous background and I developed the first sub-assemblies at GGB. After working in sub-assemblies, I joined the Quality department as responsible for customer contacts, before returning to a technical job as responsible for the method department. For the last two years I am also responsible for maintenance, continuous improvement and the tooling department as engineering manager for the Annecy site.
What do your day-to-day responsibilities involve?
My role now is to be sure that production has good working conditions; that they have quality tools and machines that perform. For continuous improvement, the role in this department is to improve the processes in terms of ergonomics. One of my key roles is also to draw up investment plans in accordance with GGB’s strategy.
You’ve had many different roles within GGB. What are the best aspects about the job you do today?
I enjoy my job now because it’s a mixture of management and technical problems that need to be solved and it’s very interesting and challenging.
What do you enjoy about working at GGB?
The atmosphere and the possibility to change: I am a good example of this. At GGB the possibility is there to bring improvements to the processes or the products. Yes, it’s a mix of all these advantages. We’re given independence, but we also have targets we must achieve.
I think that GGB is a good company with a lot of possibility and a good product. We are able to support customers in their demands because we have a lot of people with great experience. When I joined in 1992, many employees were much older and they have now since retired, but we now have a lot of young people with very interesting backgrounds and experience working here. The people at GGB tend to stay in their job a long time and turnover is very low. That’s to our advantage because we can offer customers our experience and knowledge.