People who work with us: Carlo La Fata
As Technical Manager at MAPAL Italia, Carlo La Fata talks about his drive for optimisation and his identification with the company.
Carlo La Fata’s goal is to eliminate mistakes and improve a little bit every day. In the case of production backlogs, he calls the troops together to get deliveries to satisfied customers on time. He is also involved in a variety of site-related processes.
“My responsibilities include a lot of control tasks within work preparation, production and day-to-day operations. I have to make sure that things are done at the right time and that they are done well”, says Carlo La Fata, describing his interface function.
The trained engineer has already celebrated 20 years of service at MAPAL Italia. Carlo La Fata was born in Germany in 1971. Here, he spent a decisive part of his childhood. At that time his father worked in a traditional company in the “City of Blades”, Solingen. Carlo was 11 years old when his family moved back to Sicily. He studied engineering in Palermo and then worked for a while as a computer science teacher in a school.
In 2001, he joined the company at the Gessate site near Milan as an employee in the work preparation department, initially writing work plans and parts lists. He quickly became head of work preparation, then purchasing manager. He also took over the controlling area later on. In recent years, he has increasingly focused on optimising production processes as Technical Manager. “Normally, I am involved in almost all the projects that MAPAL Italia runs”, Carlo tells us proudly.