As we celebrate the 15-year Anniversary of the Global Wind Service (GWS) this year, we also celebrate the individuals who have been instrumental in shaping our company. We spoke with some of our employees who’s been with us since the first year. Learn about the journeys of Michael, Przemek, and Marco, who, along with many others, are celebrating 15 years of working with us.
Global Wind Service (GWS) was founded in January 2008 with a mission to do things better and prioritize people above all. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, GWS has earned a reputation as a leading company and an exceptional workplace.
In this article, we reconnect with GWS's employees, who have dedicated 15 years of their lives to our company. Michael, Przemek, and Marco graciously share their remarkable journeys within GWS, highlighting the nurturing and supportive culture that has flourished over the years.
Marco, Site Manager in Europe
From Mechanical Jobs to Site Manager
Marco's career path has taken him from mechanical jobs to his current role as a site manager. With experience gained from assisting his father's construction company and working in a hotel, Marco joined GWS through a Portuguese network company in 2008.
Throughout his time at GWS, Marco has held various positions, including working as part of the “top team” (team working on the top of the turbine), leading teams, and contributing to electrical projects all around the world.
Since 2021, he has been serving as a site manager. Marco is impressed by the rapid growth of GWS. Not only has the workforce expanded, but the creation of the Global Wind Service Academy really stands out to him. This academy ensures that skills are up-to-date and provides a valuable entry point for newcomers in the industry.
He believes in the value of a company that supports newcomers in the industry, like the GWS and the Academy does. Marco remarks, "I've noticed that technicians who come through the Academy are better prepared and more aware of the job at hand."
Why would I ever want to leave my home? That's how I see GWS in my life. It's my home.
Reflecting on his 15 years with GWS, Marco appreciates the unwavering support he has received throughout his journey, saying, "They have always had my back, no questions asked. I am truly grateful for that. I will always go above and beyond for the company."
Przemek, Area Manager in Poland
From Administrative Assistant to Area Manager
Przemek's career at Global Wind Service began after completing his master’s degree in international relations. Starting in an administrative position, he has since then ascended to the positions as Area Manager of the Polish Business Unit.
Throughout his 15-year tenure at GWS, Przemek has witnessed remarkable transformations. "Throughout my time here, we have relocated our office five times due to our rapid growth. It's truly amazing," he reflects.
Despite his back-office position, Przemek was eager to gain firsthand experience as a wind turbine technician. He dedicated four weeks to a project, describing it as a challenging yet incredible experience. "It greatly benefited my role and enhanced communication with the technicians. We found a common language," he explains.
"Throughout my time here, we have relocated our office five times due to our rapid growth. It's truly amazing"
Having reached the remarkable milestone of 15 years at GWS, Przemek acknowledges that time flies when you're passionate about your work. The dynamic nature of the business ensures he never experiences boredom, as each day presents new and exciting challenges. Moreover, there is a strong alignment between Przemek's core values and those of Global Wind Service. "It's crucial to me that my values align with the company's, making it easy to implement them in my daily work," he emphasizes. When it comes to offering advice to fellow colleagues or individuals aspiring to join GWS, Przemek firmly believes that cultivating strong relationships and placing a high value on people are crucial for achieving success within the company.
Michael, Project Manager in US
From Supervisor to Project Manager
In March 2008, Michael became a part of GWS for a project based in The Netherlands, drawn to the company's dynamic culture and ambitious vision. The tightly-knit on-site teams resembled close-knit families, fostering an extraordinary sense of camaraderie.
Michael's career has evolved consistently from his initial role as a supervisor. As a project manager now stationed in the USA, he has traversed every continent, except Antarctica, as part of his global work for GWS.
With 15 years of experience at Global Wind Service, Michael recalls some remarkable projects he has been a part of. One standout memory was a project in South Africa in 2014, where the team created a truly special family-like environment to overcome the challenging project together. "At GWS, colleagues become like family!"
At GWS, colleagues become like family!
As Michael reflects on the growth of GWS, he acknowledges the notable transformations that have taken place. The company has experienced substantial expansion, transitioning from a close-knit group of fewer than 15 employees who were familiar with one another, to a current workforce of over 1700 individuals. However, amidst this exponential growth, he firmly believes that the fundamental principles and values of the company have remained unwavering.
When it comes to achieving success at GWS, Michael's advice is both straightforward and impactful: make safety your top priority in all your endeavours. Furthermore, he underscores the significance of effective communication and speaking up.
“At GWS, your voice is valued, and the company is dedicated to investing in its people” he says.
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