Meet Frank Sikora
"We work with experience exchange and visit other plants in the Group, which is a good way of exchanging knowledge and building networks."
FRANK SIKORA, Head of Cold Forging Department, Bulten Germany.
The corporate culture is the main reason I enjoy working at Bulten so much. It’s an open workplace with a great sense of community, and it spans across Bulten’s various production plants worldwide.
We work with experience exchange and visit other plants in the Group, which is a good way of exchanging knowledge and building networks. I personally have visited the plants in Sweden, Poland and Russia. We work very well together and help each other out, both with practical solutions and when additional capacity is needed.
I’ve been at the Bulten plant in Bergkamen, Germany, for almost 25 years. I started off as an operator in cold forging, and after a few years I took over as assistant head of department. In 2003 I was appointed Head of Department, which I still am today. I’m very pleased with the way I’ve been able to develop at Bulten and enjoy my job a lot.
My main challenge as Head of Department right now is recruiting new people with the right skills. We have several retirements coming up, and to really capitalize on our experienced colleagues’ expertise, we’re planning to bring in apprentices so the knowledge can be passed on to a new generation.