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Employee Stories at nVent

Marie S. - Supply Analyst, USA

Marie S.

Supply Analyst, USA

“nVent builds leaders to help the company grow from within.”
Every workday, Marie S. joins the Gemba walk at nVent’s production facility in Silicon Valley. It’s part of her training as a future leader in the organization.

Gemba means “the source” in Japanese. The goal: continuous improvement. 

“If there are any issues, we work on them after the Gemba,” explained Marie S., who’s title is lean coordinator at the Redwood City, California plant, where many of the company’s thermal protection products are developed and produced.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2016, Marie S. worked at corporate headquarters in the Twin Cities, gaining an understanding of the overall organization.

She’s not sure what her next assignment will take her. “nVent is global company, so it’s really exciting. I could end up anywhere!”

“nVent builds leaders to help the company grow from within.”
Every workday, Marie S. joins the Gemba walk at nVent’s production facility in Silicon Valley. It’s part of her training as a future leader in the organization.

Gemba means “the source” in Japanese. The goal: continuous improvement. 

“If there are any issues, we work on them after the Gemba,” explained Marie S., who’s title is lean coordinator at the Redwood City, California plant, where many of the company’s thermal protection products are developed and produced.

After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2016, Marie S. worked at corporate headquarters in the Twin Cities, gaining an understanding of the overall organization.

She’s not sure what her next assignment will take her. “nVent is global company, so it’s really exciting. I could end up anywhere!”

Efrem P. - Contracts Specialist, Netherlands

Efrem P.

Contracts Specialist, Netherlands

“Positive energy might cost nothing, but produces a lot.”

nVent promotes the positive. For Efrem P., sailing with his co-workers through the canals of Amsterdam was an unforgettable experience. He met many colleagues that day from offices across Europe.

“The company invests in interesting events and training for employees,” said Efrem P., who’s based in Amstelveen, working for the nVent Thermal segment. “This creates positive energy among people in the organization.”

Efrem P's background is international law. For the last two years, he applied his education and experience by negotiating contracts with customers.

“It can be a tough challenge,” he said. “But I like it. I can fully use my skills, language and empathy to obtain the best results.” 

“Positive energy might cost nothing, but produces a lot.”

nVent promotes the positive. For Efrem P., sailing with his co-workers through the canals of Amsterdam was an unforgettable experience. He met many colleagues that day from offices across Europe.

“The company invests in interesting events and training for employees,” said Efrem P., who’s based in Amstelveen, working for the nVent Thermal segment. “This creates positive energy among people in the organization.”

Efrem P's background is international law. For the last two years, he applied his education and experience by negotiating contracts with customers.

“It can be a tough challenge,” he said. “But I like it. I can fully use my skills, language and empathy to obtain the best results.” 

Robert K. - Product Manager, EMEA

Robert K.

Product Manager, EMEA

“The backbone of this company is the quality products we deliver to customers.” 

Robert likens his job to an industrious spider weaving a web. 

“As a product manager, you’re at the center of a project, pulling it together,” Robert explained. “I have to listen to customers, to the sales teams, to the engineering teams. Then we have to create the right solution for the right application.”

Recently, Robert and his colleagues developed a new electrical heat-tracing device. The project was complex, the time frame was short and the demand for quality was high, as always. “It’s hugely rewarding when you find that solution and you’re able to put that into the market,” said Robert. 

He gives great credit to his colleagues: “Everybody is really pushing to get the right results.”

Robert also appreciates the fact that working for nVent allows him to enjoy two personal passions: traveling and karate.

“The backbone of this company is the quality products we deliver to customers.” 

Robert likens his job to an industrious spider weaving a web. 

“As a product manager, you’re at the center of a project, pulling it together,” Robert explained. “I have to listen to customers, to the sales teams, to the engineering teams. Then we have to create the right solution for the right application.”

Recently, Robert and his colleagues developed a new electrical heat-tracing device. The project was complex, the time frame was short and the demand for quality was high, as always. “It’s hugely rewarding when you find that solution and you’re able to put that into the market,” said Robert. 

He gives great credit to his colleagues: “Everybody is really pushing to get the right results.”

Robert also appreciates the fact that working for nVent allows him to enjoy two personal passions: traveling and karate.

Lawrence L. - Territory Sales Rep, China

Lawrence L.

Territory Sales Rep, China

“The company treats me like family.”

Lawrence has won awards for his outstanding sales performance. But much of the credit, he says, belongs to the people who work alongside him every day. 

Pleasing customers can be a complicated business. It’s a big part of Lawrence’s job as key account sales manager in China for nVent. 

“Often during a project, customers want to push up the delivery schedule,” Lawrence explained.

That means Lawrence has to jump into action, coordinating the whole team – people in operations, sourcing and manufacturing – to quickly respond to the customer’s request.

“Everyone is busy. But we all share the responsibility for putting the customer first,” said Lawrence, who considers his colleagues his work family. 

“The company treats me like family.”

Lawrence has won awards for his outstanding sales performance. But much of the credit, he says, belongs to the people who work alongside him every day. 

Pleasing customers can be a complicated business. It’s a big part of Lawrence’s job as key account sales manager in China for nVent. 

“Often during a project, customers want to push up the delivery schedule,” Lawrence explained.

That means Lawrence has to jump into action, coordinating the whole team – people in operations, sourcing and manufacturing – to quickly respond to the customer’s request.

“Everyone is busy. But we all share the responsibility for putting the customer first,” said Lawrence, who considers his colleagues his work family. 

Joann G. - Assembly Operator, USA

Joann G.

Assembly Operator, USA

“If we have teamwork and respect, we can do anything and everything.” 
Joann worked various jobs before she joined nVent at age 42. That was 20 years ago.

“Out of everywhere I’ve ever worked, this is the place that I feel really cares about me,” said Joann, who learned her machine-operating skills on the job. “People here are helpful, they’re thoughtful, they teach you a lot. Once you see what you can learn, you will stay.”

Joann manufactures parts for the nVent Electrical & Fastening Solutions segment.

“I love my job because we do a lot to build the world. Our parts go into buildings to help keep electrical fixtures and other things in place. Nothing’s going to hold up on super glue.” 

Her two grown daughters – both serving in the military – are her major interest outside of work.

“If we have teamwork and respect, we can do anything and everything.” 
Joann worked various jobs before she joined nVent at age 42. That was 20 years ago.

“Out of everywhere I’ve ever worked, this is the place that I feel really cares about me,” said Joann, who learned her machine-operating skills on the job. “People here are helpful, they’re thoughtful, they teach you a lot. Once you see what you can learn, you will stay.”

Joann manufactures parts for the nVent Electrical & Fastening Solutions segment.

“I love my job because we do a lot to build the world. Our parts go into buildings to help keep electrical fixtures and other things in place. Nothing’s going to hold up on super glue.” 

Her two grown daughters – both serving in the military – are her major interest outside of work.

Angela S. - Assembly Team Leader, USA

Angela S.

Assembly Team Leader, USA

“It’s beautiful to see people from everywhere working together as a team.”   

Angela S. calls nVent “a cool place to work.”

“We have people here from so many different countries, so many different backgrounds and cultures. Like me. I live and work in Minnesota, but I’m from Africa.” 

She’s worked as a production leader for seven years in the company’s Enclosures segment. Before that, she served a brief stint as an assembly operator in the company’s Anoka, Minnesota, plant.

“I came in the door with no experience in electrical products, but there were plenty of people to guide and support me as I learned,” Angela S. said. “Today, the most rewarding part of my job is seeing new products being built from the ground up, from raw materials to advanced, finished products.”

Angela S. sees herself as a mentor for and champion of her team.

“It’s beautiful to see people from everywhere working together as a team.”   

Angela S. calls nVent “a cool place to work.”

“We have people here from so many different countries, so many different backgrounds and cultures. Like me. I live and work in Minnesota, but I’m from Africa.” 

She’s worked as a production leader for seven years in the company’s Enclosures segment. Before that, she served a brief stint as an assembly operator in the company’s Anoka, Minnesota, plant.

“I came in the door with no experience in electrical products, but there were plenty of people to guide and support me as I learned,” Angela S. said. “Today, the most rewarding part of my job is seeing new products being built from the ground up, from raw materials to advanced, finished products.”

Angela S. sees herself as a mentor for and champion of her team.