Me & My Job - Ian Sinclair, operations manager, ATT

Ian Sinclair, operations manager, ATT - image: ATT
Ian Sinclair, operations manager, ATT - image: ATT

What advice would you give to others starting out? Get as much experience as you can from different courses and learning from different managers - whether travelling or volunteering as help at tournaments. The most you will learn in your career is from being at different courses, seeing how other people work and being as hands-on as possible.

What does your typical day involve? Primarily ordering manufacturing parts to keep the production line moving. I also deal with suppliers' issues and feedback from end users of our products. I can find myself involved in assembly sometimes, especially if it's a new build. When not in the factory I'll be out on demos or exhibiting at trade shows.

What is the best aspect of your job? Seeing our products in use and performing well. It is also good hearing people's opinions and getting the positive feedback on how well they perform.

And the worst? The hectic and noisy environment of being in a factory.

What has been your greatest achievement at work? Having a career that has seen me working in many different countries.

How do you wind down after a hard day? I play squash and, if I get the time, a round of golf.

What does the future hold? It's an exciting time at ATT right now. The company is all about breaking boundaries with new products for the market. Our INFiNiSystem pedestrian unit is attracting huge interest and it's hard to keep up with the enquiries.

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