What’s His Story…..

What’s His Story…..

Fero Engineering ManagerAt Fero we really value our staff and believe it’s important to get to know the person behind the desk, so to speak!  On average our staff stay with us for 7 years so by the time they leave they are well and truly part of the Fero family.


With the recent shuffle of staff we thought it would be a good idea to introduce our new engineering manager, Cata to your properly and for you to hear his story…..


Cata was born and grew up in Fagaras, a small historic town situated in Central Transilvania (Romania). He studied hard and after he finished high school he moved to Brasov (probably one of the best cities in Eastern Europe he reckons) where he studied Engineering Technology for 5 years (Bachelors Degree) and Mechatronics & Robotics for another 2 (Master’s Degree).


He moved to New Zealand in 2014 and loves the beauty of our country and the people living within it. Cata and his wife say moving here is one of the best decisions they have ever made and they have created a home and a family here now.


Over the course of his career, Cata has worked at ALFA Group, Aerotec Romania and NZ Window Shades. He has provided leadership and oversight in the design and implementation of high quality manufacturing processes within automotive, aerospace and manufacturing environments. He has played a key role in new factory start-ups, quality improvement processes and workflow streamlining projects, employing his Lean Management skills and Kaizen training to deliver significant improvements to workplace quality and productivity. His efforts have saved his employers significant costs and boosted profitability by reducing overhead and increasing the quality of finished goods.


We are really looking forward to Cata putting all this experience into practise at Fero and look forward to him growing with the business and management team. When we asked Cata what his short and long term goals were at Fero they were very clear:

  1. to obtain ISO 9001 certifications and organise the engineering department in a LEAN way
  2. to implement TS 16949 and make Fero a world class manufacturer in automotive and other fields

When I asked Cata what the biggest lesson he had learnt throughout his life he said his parents had taught him “ the ability to value and appreciate people” and by doing this he believes that you will always get the best out of them.

If you would like to contact Cata regarding any engineering project then please do not hesitate to contact him at catalin.goran@fero.co.nz


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