Our team is made of different knowledge, dreams and skills that enrich Tay’s world.
That’s why we have decided to create a new series of articles, dedicated to the people that work with us every day.
We want to give you the opportunity to get in touch with our company, ranging from production to logistics, including our internal laboratories. During the next months we’ll keep exploring the different departments of our company and introduce you to some talented team members.
For the second interview of this series, we’re chatting with Imam, to talk about his story, ambitions and work as a maintenance man.
“My name is Imam, I’m 36 years old and I’m from Nigeria.
My parents died when I was a small kid and I had no one left to take care of me, so I was taken to Italy and moved in with my uncle, who raised me as if I was his own son.
After graduating from high school, I started looking for a job. I got hired at Tay and I’ve been working here ever since. I’m a maintenance man, that means I don’t work on a machine in particular but I take care of all the machineries in the plant.
I love my job because there’s always something different to do, so I don’t have to repeat the same tasks every day. I learned how the machines work, how the spinning process is, and I got pretty good at finding creative solutions to face the challenges that arise.
My dream is to come back to Nigeria and start my own spinning company, mainly because I want to help in the development of the area I used to live in. If I could create some jobs and opportunities, maybe the economy of the area would slowly start growing and it would attract more entrepreneurs.
I know this is an ambitious project, but during these years at Tay I acquired a good amount of knowledge in the textile field and I want to exploit this know-how in a way that could help other people as well.”