How did you come to know about Mechinno? What attracted you to this company?
I had already worked with Mechinno in the past. The first time was after 18 years in the field of automatic machines in the electrical sector. I felt the need for a change to seek new challenges, so I registered on various recruiting portals and was contacted by Mechinno. After this first period, I left and then returned later. In both cases, the opportunity to work in different industrial sectors encouraged me to change, first in automotive and then in agriculture.
What is your background, and what key skills do you think allowed you to be part of the team?
Right after high school, I started working immediately for economic reasons. Although I had a diploma, I began my professional journey as an apprentice at a company that still designs, installs, and develops software for the electrical part of automatic machines. My initial role was as a wiring operator, often working at client sites and undertaking numerous trips both in Italy and abroad, in Europe (e.g., France, Germany) as well as around the world (e.g., Japan, Korea, Mexico, etc.). After about 10 years as an operator, I was offered the opportunity to move into design, a role I still perform today.
After 18 years in this activity, as I mentioned earlier, I joined Mechinno, where I started to get to know the world of vehicles, particularly focusing on the CNH customer. Later, I was hired at ARBOS as a designer of agricultural vehicles under the direction of Gianni Del Gobbo. When he became the technical director of Mechinno, he offered me a position within the company, which I accepted. Here, I worked in the electrical field mainly on CNH (not only in the Emilian headquarters but also in the one in Lecce) and Dulevo.
Tell us about your role, what do you do at Mechinno today?
I am involved in the 2D and 3D design of electrical systems for vehicles and automatic machines, with frequent interactions with the client. I constantly discuss wiring development and engage in problem-solving activities.
What do you like about your role, and what has been your greatest satisfaction?
I have always worked in a profession that, for most of my life, has been considered ‘second-rate’ compared to mechanics. However, my great satisfaction now is that roles like mine – electrical designer and wiring operator – have become indispensable in any field. We live in a world where even smoking requires a battery charger!
You’ve been with Mechinno for a while now. What is your story? Do you have any advice for those who want to pursue a similar path to yours?
As I mentioned earlier, after graduating – nearly 30 years ago now – I had to start working immediately because I came from a family where my mother’s pension was the only income. I felt the need to contribute economically to my family, which was not among the most fortunate. Due to my life experiences, I have always faced obstacles and difficulties with determination and grit, aware that in work, and life in general, nothing is given to you, and whether you achieve or miss an objective depends solely on you!”