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Celebrating 40 years of people & performance at Ecotech

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WE ARE STRIVING FOR A GREATER GOOD Image of: Oaks Day ladies Jenny Osthmuller FINANCE MELBOURNE I was a young mother, with a sixmonth old son, when I first started at Ecotech. It’s now 20 years later. Can’t believe how time flies. I’ll never forget when Judy Dal Sasso had once said to the Financial Controller about me: “She is young, she won’t last long at Ecotech.” 20 years later I am still here. I was working closely with Judy, she was a fantastic person to work for. At the start I was thinking, “Well a small family business, should I work for them or a bigger company?” But believe me it’s the best decision I have ever made. I had a rough patch with my personal life, it’s amazing the support and love I received not only from the Directors at the time (which was Robert and Judy Dal Sasso), but also the shareholders Nicholas and Paul Dal Sasso. I will never forget, and will always appreciate what they have done. As I see it, they are part of my family. Ecotech has become a family where I am surrounded by colleagues who genuinely care for each other. It is the satisfaction from working in such an environment that makes the time at work so enjoyable. Judy was fantastic, down-to-earth, always trusted in me and we worked so well together. Never forget the good old days when she use to take all the ladies to Oaks Day (Ladies Day) in a limousine – no matter if you were a production worker or an admin person, we all went for the day and had heaps of fun. Because it was a small company everyone was so friendly and it became my second family. Robert and Judy worked together, as all normal couples it was funny to see them argue one minute, and the next minute have lunch together. They were both such an honest and hardworking couple that it motivated all of us to work even harder and achieve what we have achieved so far. While working at Ecotech, I have also met the love of my life Jamie Kilpatrick. That was an added bonus. FRIENDSHIPS FORGED Caroline Knight ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING SERVICES (ERS) MELBOURNE I work in the best department in Ecotech - ERS. My workmates are not only people that I work with, but people I am friends with, and it makes coming to work an enjoyable experience despite the busy work schedules and report deadlines. We all genuinely care about each other, and it always impresses me how my workmates are always ready to pitch in and help out when the need arises. ECOTECH : TOGETHER

Kathleen Corbett MARKETING MELBOURNE A fun memory for me is Ride to Work Day 2014. This was a struggle for Jess Pekin and I (it was actually one of the most terrifying experiences of my life). However, the other riders (Rhys Evans, “Dougie” David Douglas and Anthony Knoepfle) were so lovely to us and ensured we didn’t kill ourselves on the way. Ecotech has been woven into many significant milestones in a relatively short period of time in my life. Two months from starting at Ecotech, I got engaged. In the year and half that followed, I proceeded to buy a house, travel and get married. Intermixed was huge passion projects at work – the launch of the website rebuild, relaunching the internal newsletter, writing content and communication pieces. I attribute Ecotech – and the people – to some of the happiest years of my life. Image by: Kathleen Corbett Jamie Kilpatrick PRODUCTION MELBOURNE I first started at Ecotech back in May of 2000, I started working in Production on a part-time basis as I was still at TAFE doing an electronics diploma. I soon thought to myself that working for Ecotech could be a great opportunity so I accepted a full-time position in Production shortly after. Over the years, Ecotech has provided me with many opportunities to grow within the company; by after only a few years I was given the position of Production Supervisor. Then a few more years later I was given the opportunity of taking on the role of Production Manager. Since then I have taken on one more role, the role of Domestic Purchasing, something I had never done before. I am very appreciative of the trust that Ecotech has shown in me to take on this role as well. Ecotech started as a small family business and family was always at the very core of what Ecotech stood for and along the way gave me the opportunity to meet my partner at Ecotech and start my own family. This is something that I am very thankful for that Ecotech has been able to provide me with. PRIDE IN OUR ACHIEVEMENTS Bernard van Zyl EASTERN SALES BRISBANE Nothing makes me prouder than to see our staff grow and succeed. These proud moments come unexpectedly and could be as simple as to see or hear that someone is doing a great job, or landing that tender that one of our sales teams had fought very hard for, or seeing an already busy staff member step up to help out another team in a time of need. In summary, I guess for me, being an active part of the Ecotech community sits at the core of every proud moment I experience at work. Image of: M5 Site Sydney 37

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