RKW respect stories. Meet...
Respect is one of the most important values at RKW, a globally successful privately-run business. Here you can get to know some of the employees of the market leader in film solutions and discover their fascinating stories.
“Challenges are an opportunity”
Jingyi Wang studied German at university in China and did her master’s in business and culture in Germany. She joined RKW in 2014 as a general trainee and is now also responsible for looking after customers in her native China in her role as marketing manager in Frankenthal. She regards challenges as an opportunity.
“Manager on a part-time basis? Why not!”
Sandra Grimm wants to build a successful career – and be there for her children. That is why she made it clear on her application: I want to work part-time and that is also possible as a manager! As HR manager at RKW in Michelstadt, Germany, Sandra Grimm proves that she is right in this assertion on a daily basis.
“Learn from one another, laugh with one another”
Mari Valtonen studied plastics engineering in Finland. As part of an Erasmus exchange program, she spent two semesters at RWTH Aachen. She wrote her master’s thesis at RKW’s Finnish location in Pori and has been head of production there since 2012. Here she explains why it was easy to join RKW and work her way up.
“Anyone with the desire and ability will go far here”
Ali Korkmaz joined RKW as a machine assistant in Petersaurach, Germany. He trained to become a machine operator and shift manager and later went over to Egypt to help set up the RKW plant there. He is now based in Petersaurauch where he works as a process technician in the H&I division and draws up training concepts together with colleagues in order to train production employees in the area of extrusion at other RKW locations.
“My biggest challenge”
Klaus Hering is an engineer, having studied plastics engineering in Würzburg. His career at RKW has included time spent in quality assurance and product management and roles as plant manager and his current position as vice president of sales in the hygiene and industrial division.
“Typical RKW: Respect and understanding”
June Kroll comes from Thailand. Following spells in Bangkok and the USA, she has been working as a controller at the RKW headquarters in Frankenthal since the end of 2012. She has also come to appreciate her second home of Germany because her colleagues show her a great deal of understanding.
“The recipe for success: Trust!”
Eddie Chong comes from Malaysia. His career has taken him to Taiwan and Shanghai. He now lives in Singapore and the Chinese city of Guangzhou. At RKW, Eddie Chong is currently general manager of the plant in Guangzhou. He considers respect and trust to be particularly important qualities when managing employees.
“Respect. Dynamism. Happiness.”
Reham Hassan oversees the human resources and
administration department at RKW Egypt
“Make a difference and achieve something”
From trainee in the USA to general manager in China, Anette Hans is responsible for RKW’s 3,000 employees. As director of human resources, she is also charged with the task of taking care of future RKW generations. We joined Anette Hans on a tour around RKW’s HR department, gaining fascinating insights into the talent pool, career ladder, and various cultural circles.
“I approach the job with respect.”
Process mechanic!? The job can be found in virtually every line of industry, but it has not yet made it into the top ten apprentice careers. This may be due to the fact that the name alone doesn’t really reveal what process mechanics do. Marc Riedl came across the career online. Having piqued his curiosity, he looked into it in greater detail. He is now doing an apprenticeship at RKW Echte (Germany) to become a process mechanic – and is looking forward to taking on the wide-ranging tasks that await him.