Cesare Bove, service engineer at Reiser, has been recognised for his contributions to the packaging and processing industry receiving the gold title at the PPMA Show’s Ones to Watch Award 2015.
Cesare was awarded the title by a panel of judges having demonstrated his talent, and dedication to the industry. He was also praised for the progress he’d made during his time working with Reiser, having started as an apprentice, before moving into the field as a service and installation engineer.
Discussing his award win Cesare said, “I feel incredibly privileged to have won gold in this year’s awards, it feels great to have my hard work recognised. I’m looking forward to using the prize (training from Festo) to help me develop my skill set as an engineer. I hope these awards encourage the younger generation to work in the processing and packaging industry. Yes, it can be really hard work and high pressure at times but it is also interesting and full of exciting innovation. A big thanks to everyone.”
Sponsored by Festo Training & Consulting, the Ones to Watch awards recognises the contributions of processing and packaging professionals under the age of 35 who have worked in the industry for at least two years. Finalists Kim Jordan from Jacob UK and Ashley Mackness from L.A.C. Conveyor Systems Limited, were also commended by the judges who praised the strength of this year’s nominees.
The top three finalists were given their awards in front of a packed audience in Birmingham. Ashley Mackness and Kim Jordan were announced as bronze and silver winners respectively, before Cesare received the gold award.
Richard Little, PPMA Show Director added, “On behalf of the PPMA Show we would like to congratulate Cesare for winning the Ones to Watch award and thank Kim and Ashley for their entries. The PPMA is dedicated to nurturing manufacturing talent in order to bridge the skills gap and the aim of the PPMA BEST charity (Business Education, Skills and Training), which was launched last year, is to encourage students to consider a career in engineering or design.”
All of the finalists have been invited to attend a Festo Training & Consulting workshop. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are also provided access to additional training courses, with the Gold Winner receiving a complimentary, ‘in-company’ training course worth over £5,000 from Festo’s Training & Consulting portfolio.