What do your friends call you?
Ciccio or Pete
When did you start in Galdi?
Just three months ago. I’m brand new!
What is your job?
I’m an Automation Engineer
What does that entail?
I collect automation requirements from the machines and find the best solution in functional as well as visual terms. I then pass the information along to the software engineers and work with them on implementation.
In layman’s terms?
Basically I’m a kind of architect who works by studying requirements and who then passes the resulting design to the builders, the people who create the software. Then I also work with them in making sure the software works.
What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I’m working on the implementation of IoT solutions in the latest generation filling machines.
What is the aim of this project?
We’re working to supply clients with new services based on constant monitoring of machine performance and adaptive control strategies. These will be applied both to advanced diagnostics as well as to providing a customised experience to the client which adapts based on what the machine is doing at any one time.
YOU AND GALDI
How did you find out about the company?
I saw a job advertisement. I hadn’t heard of the company previously so I looked for info on the website.
What do you like best about Galdi?
First of all that it’s such a dynamic place to work. I was concerned about working in such a specialised company and perhaps being forced to the same things eight hours a day, day in, day out. However, right from orientation I realised I had nothing to worry about. The company focuses on its staff and their growth and provides constant stimulus, in part with job rotation. I think everyone is happy here.
What are the main differences between Galdi and other places you have worked?
The biggest is that the work isn’t purely focused on the product, on simply making it work. Here we strive to go a step further. Processes are under constant analysis. An example is the User Experience process - the behaviour and needs of the end users who interact with the machines - which I’m working on with Roberto and Edoardo
What do you like best about your job?
When I manage to make my colleagues’, suppliers’ or customers’ work easier.
How do you approach your work?
First I try to solve the problem on my own and if can’t I know I have a team to support me. I like working with my colleagues and even more with external staff and consultants. They have a broader view and often have great insight for solving problems and I can learn something new. Sharing experiences!
How do you see the future in your field?
The future as all about data. Analysis will become key. The enormous quantity of data that we get from the machines will need to be made legible and functional for every user type, from the operator to the maintenance engineer, to the production manager and so forth, based on KPIs that that they will need to be able to read easily so as to work to the best of their abilities. From my point of view it will be more and more necessary to understand the software and so even service technicians will have to work to understand the logic which lies behind the development of the structure of the software programs which run the machines. The future is automation and seamless interaction between company departments will be essential.
What do you see in the future for Galdi?
I can certainly see more progress being made in technical support, which the company has made a priority. There is a dedicated team in Galdi that is investing in new resources and so it’s easy to predict that there will be development even in the near future. Then, as I have already said, data analysis will become increasingly important. Both in terms of future production developments and in the field of predictive diagnostics so the quantity and quality of data that can be read from the machines will be fundamental in order to help Galdi move in the right direction.
SOME PERSONAL INFO
Tell us three strengths and one weakness
I’m determined, precise and methodical. And these are, perhaps, also my weaknesses. I’m obsessed with documentation and summary emails. I like to build standard workflows to help my colleagues perform consolidated processes so they don’t need to start from scratch every time and if someone is away the work can be done in any case without wasting time.
What do you do in your free time?
I read a lot and I enjoy most sports except football. I love the Olympics but they are only once every four years and so in the meantime I follow the World Championships or other competitions.
What is the thing that makes you the happiest?
Knowing that my friends and family are happy
How do you see yourself in five years?
Do you like your colleagues?
Yes. The atmosphere here is calm and informal, there are a lot of young people and it’s been easy to make friends.
One last question: If Galdi were an athlete, what would you motivate them with?
Yes, we fill!