Sales Engineer; Manufacturing Enginer building missiles, radar systems, caps for aerosol cans and pens; Equipment maintenance engineer at pharmaceutical manufacturer; Production shift manager making drug capsules & tablets; Facilities Manager looking after all site services for large R&D site.
Energy and Environmental Sustainability Leader
Eli Lilly and Company Limited
I help my company use natural resources (energy, water & waste) in an efficient way, to maximise the value for patients.
My Typical Day
Have coffee, review reports on energy & water consumption from previous day; conference call with colleague around the world following up on actions from energy assessment visit;prepare internal communication on progress made to date; think about how we develop people in my work group.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
passionate, curious, fun
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
helped others be successful
What did you want to be after you left school?
a pilot or aeronautical engineer
Were you ever in trouble at school?
yes – minor stuff
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
husky dog sled racing in Finland
Tell us a joke.
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.