Our colleague Franz Söder celebrated his 20th anniversary this summer. We asked the engineer, who has also been a member of the works council for 10 years, about his career, his work at PrehKeyTec and his aspirations for the future.
Hello Franz, what do you like most about your job?
Even after all these years I’m still working with the same drive and creative urge as then. There are always new exciting challenges at PrehKeyTec like the introduction of new ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics AX. Even today I can still use my practical technical experience, to support my colleagues when it comes to maintaining and optimizing the tools and equipment in the company.
What do you appreciate about working for PrehKeyTec?
First of all, we do have very good framework conditions. Besides that, my colleagues of whom I consider some not just colleagues, but friends, are very important as well. As in a football team, everything only works if you work together.
What does your typical workday look like?
My typical workday always starts with a coffee and some small talk. We talk about private, but of course also about business matters. That way, problems often can be solved before they even arise. After checking my emails, I'm up to date and can set my priorities for the day. Ultimately every design engineer is responsible for his or her tasks and deadlines.
If you are not working, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I have been playing church organ for over 30 years. My other hobbies are a little bit more adventures. I like motorcycling and skiing, hiking and metal music festivals.
What do you wish for the next years?
First and foremost, I wish good health for myself and my family, as well as for my colleagues and their families. Concerning work I want to have a successful, fulfilled time.
Thank you for the interview!