«We are on first-name terms all the way up to the CEO, and yet we always maintain respect for each other.»
René, Head of Continuous Improvement
My responsibility at Safran Vectronix is our continuous improvement. When I think back, the optimization of processes has been going on throughout my career. The beginnings go back to my work as a car mechanic. I improved the transmission and engine overhauls for myself in such a way that I could always stay under the target time allocated for the job. Then I wanted to dive more into product and process development and started studying precision engineering at the Neutechnikum Buchs (Switzerland). Later, I also added an Executive Master of Information Management. After various jobs in other companies, I started at Safran Vectronix in 2009 as the Operations Process Manager. Thanks to integration into the Safran Group, I was able to complete further education at the Safran University in Paris in change management and as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. This also opened up the opportunity for me to take on the position of Head of Continuous Improvement in 2014. What is particularly exciting about my job is that I get a very deep insight into very different departments. In this context, I am also in close contact with my colleagues – for topics such as 5S and Six Sigma White and Green Belt training. I am also involved in various ways with shop floor management or with process projects within the Safran Group. I always find the cooperation with my colleagues very positive and friendly. We are on first-name terms all the way up to the CEO, and yet we always maintain respect for each other.