CONTENTS 1 2 3 4 5 6 Together We Are Growing We are Open for Business We Are Striving for A Greater Good We have a Passion for Solving Problems Lasting Words 6 13 23 33 43 60 ECOTECH : TOGETHER
THROUGH MY EYES NICHOLAS DAL SASSO Growing up a Dal Sasso, my life was intertwined with Ecotech. I now feel a great sense of responsibility to my parents, who have entrusted me with something that has been their lives for the past 40 years. I also feel a sense of responsibility to the fantastic Ecotech team that I have the privilege of working with, and the customers worldwide that have entrusted us with the vital job of environmental monitoring. I never expected I would be heading up the family business – in fact looking back, I did my best to avoid it, choosing to study mechanical rather than electrical engineering. Straight out of University, I headed to Venezuela and spent the next 10 years with a company that gave me incredible opportunities across the world. It was a rapid learning curve as I was responsible for dealing with customers and crew in a variety of remote locations. This experience shaped me, and gave me an insight on how to lead a successful business by allowing people the autonomy, and giving them the resources, to make informed decisions. This book is a reflection of the journey of Ecotech through the eyes of our staff. Like how my early experience shaped who I am today – and who I will be in the future – our shared past shapes the company’s future. As I reflect on my experiences with Ecotech, I see a company that is always on the lookout for the next client, contract, innovation, or product. Always looking to the future, rather than congratulating ourselves on a job well done. “Future forward” told through “stories past”; this book offers a chance for everyone to reconnect, share their stories, and understand that Ecotech is a collective of likeminded, enthusiastic, talented people, no matter where in the world each of us lives and works. Ecotech has grown from Mum and Dad in their basement, to a family with more than 200 staff, plus offices and customers working together across the globe. And that growth would not have been possible without you. As we work towards our “Vision 2025”, I see more growth and diversification, where everyone recognises – and is recognised for – their tangible contribution to Ecotech because: • We are Growing • We are Open for Business • We are Striving for a Greater Good • We have a Passion for Solving Problems. I welcome you to enjoy this book, share it with your family and friends, and keep it for future generations. And I thank you for allowing my family to be part of your family. Nicholas Dal Sasso Managing Director 5
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