Questionnaire - Wacker Chemie AG


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Karsen King

Karsen King

Site
Portland, Oregon, USA

Division/department
Fab 2 Production Management

Function, tasks
Senior Manager, Operations

Year of joining WACKER
1990

What is special about my time at WACKER is...
My time at WACKER is special because of relationships developed in this people-centered culture. I appreciate the educational opportunities, and experiences like participating in the International Circle leadership development program.

What is special about WACKER is...
WACKER is special in providing a work culture that enables us to maintain a stable workforce. Many employees have been with the company for more than 25 years.

Where I want to be in ten years’ time:
In ten years, I would like to be the site President in Portland.

What was better than today 100 years ago?
100 years ago, the business was probably easier because the company was more centralized. There were fewer products and divisions to be impacted by global economics.

What will be better than today in 100 years’ time?
In 100 years, technological automation will provide immense productivity and facilitate increases in the speed of innovation.

And the best thing about today is:
Today is the best because we are living today, and overcoming the challenges and obstacles today.

What I would like to bring about at WACKER:
Synergies through improved communication and cooperation between the business units.

What I would still like to try out in life:
I would like to try out taking an extended vacation, including a trip to Norway and a cruise to Antarctica.

My favorite meal at the employee cafeteria:
Although we don’t have a cafeteria in Fab 2, my favorite meal is Sushi.

My favorite celebration:
My favorite celebrations are the 30-year-cake celebrations we have when an employee reaches that milestone in employment with the company.