Meet Dan Macavei - Press Operator, Novis

Name: Dan Macavei

Location: NOVIS Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Current Position: Press Operator ALPRINTA 74

How long have you been with the company?
I have been working at NOVIS since 01.07.1994 when I switched from a 6 hour program as a second job, to a full 8 hour job in NOVIS.

What does your typical day involve?
Daily work at NOVIS, and recreational / hobby activities: gardening and horticulture.

What do you like best about your job?
Everyday I’m doing new things (labels), facing new challenges, often solved successfully.

How did you get started in this industry?
I started as a press operator after a professional school degree, in 1983. I had the same job as in the present at the former State Printing Company until 1994 when I came to NOVIS. Even having this occupation for over 30 years, it’s not boring but an everyday challenge.

What are your favorite sports or pastimes?
Since teenager years I loved football, but now I’m more interested in basketball as my two boys are basketball players as well.

Do you have a favorite sports team that you root for?
CFR Cluj, obviously as a football team and “U” MOBITELCO as basketball team. Both are from my city Cluj-Napoca

What would people be surprised to know about you?
I think they will be surprised to find that I’m working in a garden full of trees, vegetables and flowers.

What is your favorite band, movie, or book?
I prefer oldies Romanian rock bands as “Iris” and “Compact”, action movies and novels.

What was your favorite holiday/vacation?
In Greece in 2008

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
If you’re able to learn from your mistakes, and pull out the right conclusion, for the company this isn’t a loss but a gain, because those mistakes won’t be repeated by you, nor your colleagues.