Today, we interview Stefano di Gaetano, the warehouse and shipment operator of Italcoat. His 20 years’ experience grew over time with the change of Italcoat. His experience shows that passion, modesty and a big thirst for knowledge can make a difference. We are happy to tell his story and learn from his experience. Here’s his interview!
How long have you been in Italcoat and what is your job?
I’ve been working for this company for 24 years. Basically, I saw it being born and we grew up together. I started with two other colleagues, hired just before me, when the first painted aluminium line was recently installed and we had a small printing line. I’m currently working in the Warehouse and Shipping Department, dealing principally with document registration. Formerly, I dealt with the preparation of lacquers and later I worked on the painting lines.
How has Italcoat changed since you first came until today?
Since I started working in this company, there’s always been significant changes.
Over the years, in addition to the first painting line, a first slitting line was installed, followed by a second painting line and eventually a second slitting line.
How did you face the different changes in these years?
I have always tried to face all the changes with commitment and a lot of willpower.
What is the secret to work in harmony with colleagues?
I do not think there are any secrets to work in harmony with colleagues. I personally try, as much as possible, to be always helpful and to share the solutions to the different problems that inevitably arise every day.
Do you want to tell us something about your hobbies?
In my spare time, beyond working and spending time with my family, I like relaxing through fishing, DIY and couple dance.
What advice would you give to the new young employees?
Even though I’m not very good at giving advice, this is what I would say to a young employee joining this company: Nowadays, having a permanent job is not easy; so put aside your vanity and be modest at work, aware of your own limits and committed to overcome them, avoiding any form of arrogance.