Nan Xin, Haas Marketing China
In the future, we want to introduce you to people here on Schleifblog that, thanks to their hard work, ensure that our users around the globe enjoy working with our Multigrind® grinding machines.
Today: Nan Xin, Marketing China
Schleifblog: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Nan Xin: When I was a kid, my dream was to be a teacher.
What did you then actually study?
After I got my bachelor degree of Finance Management in China. I directly applied for my masters course in the Netherlands. And then studied consultancy and entrepreneurship for two years. After graduating, I came to Haas on a 1 year’s internship. So, maybe I should say that my education and training background is multiple.
What brought you to Haas?
Haas is a world famous machinery manufacturer. I was very lucky to get the chance. And I hope to use my knowledge in practical applications. Also to prove myself and create my value here.
What do you feel are the greatest challenges of your work?
To be honest, the biggest challenge is the language. German language is difficult and totally new for me. And it is quite obvious that without good German language skills, a lot of problems may occur during my work here. That’s why I’m also trying my best to learn the language since I’ve been here.
What do you think Haas customers’ love about Haas machines?
Haas is a very focused company. The grinding machines Haas make also have this DNA. The solid structure, powerful functions of Haas grinding machines are the shining points which attract Haas customers.
And what you do like most about Haas?
Haas is a vibrant company. It is not only modern and well organized, but also operating like a big family, which is really amazing!
What would you invent if a genie granted you one wish?
I would like to have a machine with which to travel across the world in a short time. As I always need to travel not only for business but also for vacations. And of course, sometimes when the homesickness appears, I really want to be back in China in one second. haha!
Nan Xin: „Never give up! “
What do you do in your free time when you aren’t working with grinding machines?
I love watching films at the cinema even when they are in German. However, when I have longer holidays, I would like to go out travelling to see the world. And next month I will have a small trip in Spain.
What’s your work slogan?
Never give up!
How do you get along with the Swabians, who are not known to be very talkative?
Oh! really? Actually I don’t get that feeling. Maybe I’m also used to keeping a comfortable distance with other people. Or maybe nowadays, people here are more open than before? My colleagues care about me, they always talk to me and share their experiences. I feel quite happy and relaxed with them.
What do you find appealing about working for a German company?
First of all, this helps me to know the culture and people better. And at the same time, I get cross-culture experiences as well as the chance to have a new life here.
Are there things that you particularly like here in Southern Germany? The food? The people? The scenery?
I think all of these attract me. I love trying different food and the black forest cake is my favorite. People here are friendly and kind. And the most amazing thing for me is to see the balance here between humans and nature. Blue sky, white clouds, green forests and small lovely towns. The different seasons also have their own beauty as well.
Thank you very much.