UNTHA staff spotlight - Taner Topcu
Taner Topcu, product manager for UNTHA’s waste division, gives an insight into his relatively new role within the company.
Name: Taner Topcu
Job title: Product manager
What does your role entail?
As product manager within the waste department, I am tasked with providing technical and commercial support to UNTHA’s international customer base, as well as conducting and analysing markets. My core area of expertise is in the XR series of machines.
I am also involved in producing quotations – and acquiring new customers – alongside the development of sustainable business relationships, supporting our distributors in northern and southwest Europe, whilst also being responsible for Turkey and the Arab countries.
How long have you been with the company?
Since October 2017, so not that long really.
What’s the best thing about your job?
I love to travel, so enjoy experiencing different countries – and their cultures – as part of my role. I also enjoy working as part of a team that is contributing to improving our environment – it’s very rewarding.
Of all the places you’ve visited during your time with UNTHA, which has been your favourite?
That would have to be Istanbul. It’s a beautiful city with an incredibly rich history – plus it has the perfect mix of Eastern and Western food!
For you, which is UNTHA’s stand-out shredder?
Without a doubt the XR, the future for clean waste to energy production.
What’s been your biggest work achievement, since joining UNTHA?
After only two months with UNTHA, I successfully sold my first XR3000C!
Describe UNTHA in three words:
Must be experienced!
And finally some more light-hearted questions:
What’s your favourite food?
Sirloin steak salad!
How do you relax on a weekend?
On a weekend, I try to spend time with my family – usually participating in various activities in the mountains!
If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
A means to signal a passing airplane or ship, so that I would eventually be rescued.