Angel Nikolov, 43, has been our Production Manager in Litvínov, Czech Republic, for 2 years. Prior to his time at SIMONA he worked for an automotive supplier in the quality management department. While working on one project, he made the acquaintance of Jan Rothe, the CEO of SIMONA Plast-Technik in the Czech Republic. However, Angel Nikolov spent the majority of his working life – more than 20 years – as a professional ice hockey player in the top Czech and European leagues. Now he passes on his knowledge to the next generation by coaching children in his spare time.
At SIMONA there is no problem not worth solving. There is an equal focus on all employees and they all support each other in every respect – just like any family.
How would you describe SIMONA in a nutshell?
What makes working for SIMONA interesting and fulfilling?
No two days are the same. Every day brings new challenges. In my position as Production Manager, I am driven to rethink things every day and adapt our processes accordingly.
What does the SIMONA brand stand for?
History and experience, but also quality and certainty – that is what makes SIMONA so strong in the international marketplace.
What made you choose SIMONA as your employer?
Once I met Jan Rothe and got to know SIMONA better, it became clear to me that it is a very solid company with an impressive history. I was given the opportunity to do something new and interesting at SIMONA.
What do you hope for from SIMONA in the future?
Naturally I hope SIMONA Plast-Technik will grow and continue to be an important part of the SIMONA Group. In addition, I like cross-locational questions and projects where we have to work together as a company to find the right solutions.
Compared to competitors in the Czech plastics market, what could SIMONA do better?
Despite the fact that SIMONA is one of the biggest companies in the Czech market, we will have to keep improving the effectiveness and quality of our products in order to remain competitive.
What motivates you?
I don’t like losing.