Marco Lombard - Account Manager
On 1 August 2011 I started at Magotteaux South Africa where I joined the Downstream Processing team.
I worked as a zone metallurgist in the Johannesburg office where I was very fortunate to have been led by an amazing strong sales and technical team both locally and internationally. During these formative years I not only had the support but guidance of the management team as well as my colleagues.
I was under the impression that my role would only include some travelling and conducting laboratory work but management had a different outcome in mind. During this time I was challenged to support the sales team and our business technical team. I had to think of new projects and alternative ways to bring more value to clients and improve our marketing strategies from a technical point of view. This has brought considerable intellectual and emotional stimulation that has led to so much personal growth.
Currently I find myself in another great sales team in Australia. When the opportunity was brought forward, I raised my hand and took on this new challenge. The success of Magotteaux is in the trust it has for its employees. Not only does the company provide a working environment for professional and personal growth, but allows your strengths to mature and give opportunity to develop your weaknesses. It has not always been easy, but with Magotteaux competing in an ever changing and demanding industry it never will be. That’s what makes it exciting!
I thank everyone, directly and indirectly, who has contributed to my success in the Magotteaux family. I look forward to many more years. A special thanks to my wife Chanel and my two daughters, Kiara and Hailey, for their loving support.