Today’s blog post is the second in our series of ‘Meet the Team’ posts hoping to give you an insight into those working as part of the CeraCon Ltd team. This week is our Project Coordinator Leo Mather’s turn at answering some questions about CeraCon, his role and his life outside of work.
What does your day to day role look like at CeraCon?
My role at CeraCon is to manage and coordinate all the new projects within the business. Whether that be a new enquiry for contract gasketing or a potential system sale to a new customer. I work closely with Rob (our MD) in trying to win new business in a range of industries. It can often be a very diverse role, but this is one of the reasons I enjoy it so much.
How long have you worked for CeraCon?
I started work at CeraCon in November 2018 so I have been at the company almost a year. How time flies!
Can you tell us a bit about previous job roles that you have done and how that has led to you working for CeraCon?
This is a slightly tricky question to answer for me, as I came to work at CeraCon straight from studying a University. Prior to joining CeraCon, I completed a Masters in Marketing at Coventry University. The initial role I applied for at CeraCon was a part time marketing assistant. However, Rob must have seen some potential in me (hopefully!) as he offered me a full-time position as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator. My role has since developed into more project management rather than marketing; however, I do still use the skills I gained at university every day at CeraCon.
What do you enjoy most about working at CeraCon?
Working at CeraCon means that I manage a number of different projects that span across a range of industries. For example, I am currently working on projects within the automotive, lighting and the telecoms industry. This diversity means no two days are the same when working at CeraCon. I really enjoy meeting new customers and working out how our technology can benefit their product.
Another element of my job I really enjoy is seeing the development of a product from prototype phase right through to production. The sealing of a part is often one of the last elements of the product designers consider, so it’s always nice when we are able to be involved right from the start of a product’s life.
What has been the biggest challenge whilst working at CeraCon?
The biggest challenge I have faced so far whilst working for CeraCon is the lack of engineering knowledge I had when I first joined. As I have never previously studied engineering or worked within an industry that requires engineering, I had very limited engineering knowledge, and therefore coming to work at CeraCon was initially quite daunting. Within a matter of weeks after starting the role, I was sat in a design meeting with engineers from a range of industries. It was very steep learning curve, not only was I trying to learn our own technology inside out but also had to get to grips with a number of engineering processes very quickly. Although Rob knew I lacked an engineering background, he still given me the opportunity to learn during my time at CeraCon – for which I am very grateful for. He was very supportive, especially at the start, and I am pleased to say that my engineering knowledge has increased drastically over the past year. But I do still have a lot more to learn, which is always exciting!
What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
At university I played a lot of hockey. It was how I met most of my friends, as well as my girlfriend, often taking part twice a week. Since finishing University and moving to Ryton-on-Dunsmore, I have not had the chance to play again however, I fully intend to get back to playing hockey in the near future.
Having recently bought a house with my girlfriend, we now like to have friends over regularly for BBQ’s and drinks. It’s a great way of spending Saturday afternoons/evenings.
I am also a big advocate of Sunday brunch, so it’s lucky that Leamington Spa has loads of great places that serve it!
CeraCon Ltd’s Project Coordinator, Leo Mather
Thank you to Leo for answering these questions. Our next ‘Meet the Team’ post will be about our Technical Service Manager, Mark Taylor.