The humorous colleague, with Argentine-Italian roots, is a true WISI child. He has been proving this since 1997. He began his training as a communications electronics technician specialising in radio technology. After that, his journey continued in sales. Today, he works as a full-blooded businessman and technician. He mainly supports engineers and architects in the realisation of projects with his technical advice.
"I describe myself as an all-rounder. Flexibility is what sets me apart. I love to improvise and fight on all fronts. Our customers appreciate my helpful and friendly nature."
Carla Valverde comes from Bolivia and has been doing her internship in our marketing department since September 2021.
"Having this amazing opportunity at WISI is very exciting for me. I am also interested in studying design at a German university. In this time I could see that moving to a foreign country and soaking in another culture can broaden our views and develop new ideas or opinions. Experiencing a new culture, meeting new people and learning the German language is very enriching."
After her studies, she plans to work in design and marketing in the field of social media in Bolivia. Carla enjoys goals and challenges, as well as stepping out of her comfort zone".
Marvin Kern describes himself as a WISI homegrown. He started his apprenticeship in September 2016 and is now working in Export Sales.
He enjoyed - in the three years of training - passing through all departments and getting to know many employees.
"Because of the good networking in the company, I have an open door everywhere. People are cool and fun to work with!"
And how did Marvin actually end up with us? It was through a normal application process, looking for an employer in the area. As Generation Z,
he still sees a long road ahead of him with WISI.
Gülseren Keser is a part time employee at our packing department. Originally she worked as a machine operator in the SMD production for 17 years. She still helps out there if support is needed due to illness or vacation. The trained retail saleswoman with Turkish roots is thankful for the opportunity to work with reduced hours in order to care for her small son.
Unbelievable! Sevinç Nurtekin has been employed with WISI for 33 years already. She started to work here on 12 September 1988. Born in Turkey, she has been living in Germany since 1979 and first worked in stamping operations, later in the AF-plugs department and finally in the packing department. She likes working at WISI and privately she is a proud mother and grandmother.
"The greatest satisfaction in my work comes from helping clients grow along with our company."
Manuel Mendoza Granados (Dipl. Ing (FH)) was born and raised in Germany and currently resides in Córdoba, Spain. He graduated as a Telecommunications Engineer from Georg-Simon-Ohm University (FH) in Nürnberg. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and English.
After joining WISI in 2006, he passed through all departments, including support, sales, and project. Currently, he is responsible for sales and projects in Spain and Latin America.
On 16 September, in the presence of Mayor Birgit Förster, our WISI jubilarians for the years 2020 and 2021 were honoured.
Angelo La Carruba, who joined WISI as an electrician on 21 September 1971 and will retire on 31 September 2021, can look back on 50 years of service. Andreas Mantsch, Bernd Vetter, Hartmut Wolff, Uschi Weissert-Lirsch,
Rainer Danke, Florian Schröck, Stephan Hieber, Sabine Hassmann and Sigrun Heibel were honoured for 40 years of service. Elvan Doganay, Manuela Bauerfeld, Konstantina Pontiki, Figen Ulupinar, Hermann Wallner, Senay Ugur, Ayfer Genckal and Sehzade Yildiz have been with WISI for 25 years.
Today we would like to introduce you to the queen of our payroll department, Ms. Roller. She still remembers vividly the day she started her training as an industrial clerk on September 1, 1993. For many years now, she has been working in the HR department, where she is responsible for the entire payroll accounting process, including all preparatory and follow-up work.
From a very early age, Nadine Winkler was interested in technology. So, naturally, she decided to attend a technical vocational college and then go on to metalworking school. The car enthusiast found her way to WISI via the Pforzheim Recruiting Days. In 2015, she began her apprenticeship as a technical product designer. Since February 2019, she has been adding her creative ideas as a valuable part of the design team at WISI Automotive.
If you ask her how things are working out with her predominantly male colleagues, she grins and gives a thumbs up.
Career at WISI: The company logo on his satellite receiver triggered the application to WISI. Years on, after a successfully completed apprenticeship, Robin Knothe currently works as a financial accountant. A few years ago, he earned his degree in business administration with part -time courses.
Evelyn-Magdalena Wottschel started her apprenticeship as an industrial clerk in 2017. Having successfully completed her training, she supported the HR department. The birth of her daughter this March sounded the bell for a new phase of her life, and she is currently on parental leave.
Aylin Neumann has been a valuable member of the WISI team for many years.
"I already did my training here. Today, I work part-time as a sales assistant and thanks to flexible working hours, I can reconcile family and career."
Ali Ghosein was born in Lebanon, brought up in Germany, and has now settled in Dubai. He graduated as Telecommunication Engineer from the prestigious KIT University in Karlsruhe, Germany. Growing up multilingually, he is at home with Arabic, German and English and an accomplished French speaker. As a dedicated General Manager for WISI Middle East FZE in Dubai since 2017, he is serving technical and sales support for the WISI customers in the Middle East and North African regions.
We say goodbye to our colleague Sabine Lindauer, who has been with the company for 43 years. At the age of 18, she started her apprenticeship as an office clerk at WISI. Afterwards Ms. Lindauer worked as a secretary to the senior technical manager until she took a break to raise her two children. Upon her return she took over a task within the materials management for a time to then move on to the domestic sales support team where she worked until her farewell last week. Now the time has come to fully devote herself to her many hobbies. Ms. Lindauer is a passionate dancer and gardener, and does voluntary work in various areas.
As one of the worldwide pioneers of radio and television technology, he has expanded his father’s company into a globally active high-tech enterprise. Today, WISI Communications’ smart, powerful and scalable transmission technology plays a key role in the development of high-speed networks for fast internet far beyond Germany. His signature qualities include a down-to-earth outlook on life and entrepreneurial foresight and has always remained true to his homeland. In his spare time, he is passionately devoted to hunting and fishing. Further cherished leisure activities of his include travelling, good cuisine and wine.