16.05.2024 - Career

Behind the Tissue: Willi Bracht, Clerk Technical Projects

Behind the tissue: Willi Bracht, Clerk Technical Projects
WEPA and I – we’ve spent half a century together. I’ve been working at WEPA since I was 22. Before that, I was with the police, but that wasn’t the place for me. This is my world – the machines and technology, and the intricate details behind them that set such exciting processes in motion. 

As a technician for machine tools, I go wherever a mill has a problem in converting, and I work with the team on-site to solve it. I’ve travelled great distances in my career with WEPA. I’m sure I’ve been to Poland over 100 times, and I’ve even travelled to Brazil and the USA on behalf of the company. 

I feel like I’m really a part of WEPA’s history. And no wonder – in my 50 years here, I’ve not only got to know Martin Krengel and his father, Paul, but also seen the mills grow. 
What’s always impressed me is how Martin manages to remember the names of all the employees. Paul Krengel could do that too. I also remember how Paul always carried a little calculator with him that he pulled out whenever we were telling him about one of the machines. He worked out all the key numbers and made a decision on the spot. 

I’m 72 years old now, so I could have retired a long time ago. I’m still doing this job not because I have to, but because I enjoy it. And 50 years with WEPA – I think that’s an anniversary I can take a bit of pride in. 

#WeareWEPA #together #career

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