Marco Rivola appointed new product development manager at Burlodge
Even though he arrived as Head of NPD only a few months ago, Marco Rivola is not new to Burlodge. After his studies to become a mechanical engineer, his first position was with N&W Global Vending, a world leader in the production of automatic snack and beverage vending machines. Shortly afterwards, he began his first extremely positive experience with Burlodge and then went on to work for Imetec, a world-renowned Italian company delivering innovative solutions for cooking and personal comfort, where he gained experience in designing and producing in Asia.
“Since Imetec was a consumer-based business, there was a particular emphasis on design and the user experience that I would like to further develop in Burlodge.”
Marco believes that teamwork is fundamental for the success of a company, but also for the satisfaction of the individuals that work there. “If each person is free to share their own experience and knowledge, the outcome is bound to be better. The result of the group is more than the sum of its individuals. I would like to encourage the people in my team to go beyond their comfort zones.”
Even though Burlodge has always encouraged this free exchange of ideas and collaboration, Rivola hopes to bring this concept even more into play, by involving all the company’s stakeholders: the sales force, after-sales service, suppliers and key end-users. “The emphasis is less on being independent and more on being interdependent.”
When asked why he returned to Burlodge, Marco answered: “I do my best work when I feel at ease. Here I feel I have found the place where I can be myself, be concrete, yet creative.”