WE ARE GROWING NEW BEGINNINGS David Ding Image by: ERS Team ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING SERVICES (ERS) MELBOURNE When I started in Ecotech, there were only 5 people working in ERS and now we have 15 people in ERS. I experienced ERS growing up. That is amazing. Ankit Paranjpe SOFTWARE (RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT) INDIA If I look back, and try to find out the most memorable day of my journey in Ecotech for the past 1.5 years, then it would be my first day in office - My Joining Day. I still remember, it was awesome weather (with lots of fog) with awesome feelings and excitement to join my new company, where I was also going to meet some awesome people in my life. As it was my first day, I had to commute on my own. My home is almost 30kms away, and I decided to go on my bike as I wanted to enjoy the weather and also I had to rush to the office. Bernard van Zyl EASTERN SALES BRISBANE Easter 2001: The van Zyl family is on a LCD (look, see, decide) trip in Australia. As part of the investigation, I sent an email to Ecotech to enquire about general salary ranges in our industry. No response for a week or three but then out of the blue, there is an email from Paul Dal Sasso offering me a job. This is the power of trusted connections. Robert had checked me out with a trusted supplier (and I think with one of my competitors too) and without formal interview initiated the employment discussion through Paul. I guess if anyone is willing to uproot their life in their homeland and transplant it into another country to take up a job, it does show some level of commitment and drive. We took some big risks on each other, but I am always grateful to Robert and Ecotech for taking a chance on me. Frank Kirn PURCHASING MELBOURNE Image by: Rhys Evans My proudest moment was when Paul Dal Sasso and I finally completed and moved everyone into the new Ecotech head office building here in Knoxfield as we all know it today... It was a massive challenge and great achievement, which took Paul and I about eight months to project manage and put together with all the renovations, extensions and complete design fit out, not to mention the staged relocation and migration of every single department. Kelly Hatton HUMAN RESOURCES MELBOURNE The last company I was employed at, I was there for just over 20 years. It was a very large company with over 40,000 employees, and the floor I worked on had nearly 140 employees. At the time I joined Ecotech in July 2014, there were approximately 112 permanent employees, now nearly two years later this number has more than doubled and I am always working on some type of recruitment, so the employee base continues to grow. My move to Ecotech was a vast contrast to my old day-to-day working life and a refreshing change. Image of: Diwali Party, Ecotech Industries However, by the time I reached office I was completely wet, and in fact water drops were dribbling out of my helmet. Well, till now I hadn’t realised that in my excitement to join Ecotech, and the weather, I had become bit unfit to look like a new joinee in the company. But Ecotech culture and people here completely overlooked all hustle and bustle at my end. I was introduced to everyone and after an induction process, I felt I had been there more than a day. Many things and thoughts and memories of that day are still fresh in my mind. A SENSE OF PRIDE Bindhu Thomas PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION INDIA When we entered the new plant of Ecotech at Pithampur, India, from our temporary facility, I experienced some wonderful moments with the entire team in bringing up the new setup and getting things organised for the new establishment and its smooth functioning. It was a moment of pride for me to start from Day One of an establishment as huge as Ecotech, and be a part of its journey from the beginning. In my career before, I had never experienced such pride of being a part in the foundation of such a big company with a supportive and united team like this. I was really excited to take up new challenges at the workplace and learn more each day. This pride inspired me to be more committed towards my job responsibilities and work enthusiastically with high team spirit. ECOTECH : TOGETHER
1978 Ecotech starts distributing air quality monitoring analysers Liz Edwards INTERNATIONAL SALES MELBOURNE One of my most treasured moments at Ecotech was having the honour to attend Government House to celebrate Roberto Dal Sasso winning an Australian Export Hero Award in 2013. I had the privilege of being able to write something to be compiled with other stories from Ecotech staff about Robert for the submission. I have known Robert Dal Sasso all my life and have worked for his company for seven [now 10!] years. In the time of my employment under him, I have found him to be innovative, inspiring, mentoring, caring, passionate, driven, motivating, sensitive, investigative and a lifelong learner. Robert has never been complacent with just the now, he is always looking forward. One quality I strongly admire about Robert is that if you ever ask him to help you with something, he not only does but is onto the issue or task right away and also is continually challenging you to think about how to solve a problem as well as considering future ramifications. He is a very handson person and doesn’t just talk about something, he always follows through. Robert is a past, present and future person and he has never-ending drive and innovation to move forward for the ” betterment of mankind. Another quality I admire about Robert is that you can always put an idea forward to him and he will always tell you exactly what he thinks whether it be right or wrong. He is contemplative, instructional and a great source of immense knowledge and information. He integrates all of this and has an uncanny sense of current issues, common needs and future directions. The main quality I adore about Robert is that no matter how busy he may be, he is not only willing to help whoever needs it, but he always takes the time to find out what is happening in his employees’ lives whether it be work, personal, etcetera. He always seems genuinely caring and interested in his employees whilst at the same time forging new ideas in the workplace. He is constantly travelling as an Australian ambassador, sourcing market needs and trying to fulfil these as well as looking towards future directions. Regardless of the economic market’s ups and downs, he has always pursued the export market for environmental monitoring equipment. He has also helped sustain many Australian jobs and careers. Robert is a true gentleman, motivator and inspirational leader. He is the founder of a brilliant company and he deserves recognition for his 35 [now 40!] years of technical contribution to the environmental monitoring market. Felicity Sharp INTERNATIONAL SALES MELBOURNE My proudest moment at Ecotech is watching our distributors succeed. It sounds corny but it’s true! Being able to be a small part of their journey in growing their environmental monitoring business is very satisfying. I have formed strong friendships around the world just from doing my job, so I feel that I am very lucky. Stefanus Irwanto SOUTHERN SALES MELBOURNE I was very proud of my first sales order as a salesperson with Ecotech in 2012. Dilip Billore PRODUCTION INDIA My proudest moment was when we got the ISO 9001 certification in India. Viral Chitroda OPERATIONS INDIA Image by: Felicity Sharp When we shipped the first analyser from India to a customer, it was a very big achievement for me and my team. There was a lot of hard work from a lot of people, including my team members in India, and the support I received from James Agius, Mark Staples and Phil Schneider, that went into achieving this target. 15
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