What drove your decision to
I already worked in the facility when it was acquired by
Glatfelter. It was evident to me that the relationships and social
aspects were very important to Glatfelter; just as they are to me.
What was your first position
with Glatfelter? Describe the additional opportunities you’ve
experienced during your tenure.
I started as a Forklift truck operator/receiver. After
Glatfelter acquired the company I worked for, there were
possibilities of additional responsibilities. Glatfelter provided me
with an opportunity to choose shift work or to move to day work and
take on additional responsibilities. I chose to move to day work and
now am able to substitute for the Dispatching Operator and the Raw
What has been your most
rewarding career moment at Glatfelter?
Participation in the Work Council. I also enjoyed organizing the
teams for the famous “6 heures de Scaër” race. We had good results
and a lot of fun!
What is your primary
responsibility within Glatfelter’s operations?
To work toward our core value of Customer Focus; being dedicated
to understanding and anticipating the needs of our customers and
helping them to achieve their business objectives. To keep the
Tell us about an exciting or
challenging project you have worked on at Glatfelter.
I was tasked with starting a team to participate in the 6 hours’
Race in Scaër. I was hired in 2000 and we created a new team in
2001; this team race had not had participants from Glatfelter since
1995. We gathered different PEOPLE from different levels and
locations in our Composite Fibers Business Unit to participate in
this sporting event. This helped to build our relationships
throughout the organization.
What are the key skills and
competencies required in your current role?
In my position I must have logistic skills, varied
organizational abilities on within the Slitting and Beating
Departments, autonomy and self-discipline.
What advice would you give to
someone considering employment with Glatfelter?
Have an open mind and be rigorous in everything you do.
What differentiates Glatfelter
from other companies that you could work for? What makes Glatfelter
The thing which differentiates Glatfelter from other companies
is good communication within the mill and well defined overall
strategy. In the Scaër mill we have the opportunity to participate
in many different company sponsored training skills to continue to
enhance our skills.
How do you strike a good
work/life balance? Does the company help you do this?
I have 5 children and my wife is a nurse. Glatfelter offered me
an option of working shift work or day work, I had the opportunity
to choose to support my family and chose the day work with flexible
hours; and I am happy with my choice!