Copier business: Meet Matmond faces! Today, it’s Emmanuel!
Matmond’s Faces: We are specialized in copier business but first of all we are people! We continue the presentation of our great team! Remember, two weeks ago we introduced you to Fabrice. Today, the person we wanted to introduce to you is not the least because it is … Emmanuel, the managing director!
HELLO EMMANUEL AND THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE MATMOND’S FACES GAME. CAN YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF QUICKLY?
Hello! I’m Emmanuel and I have been working in Matmond and in copier business, for 3 years. Before that, I was a fighter pilot, I spent 30 years in the Air Force, and 10 in cooperation with the RAF (Royal Air Force). Otherwise, I was born in Lorraine and settled in Chalosse (but where is Chalosse?).
WHAT IS YOUR JOB? CAN YOU EXPLAIN IT TO US?
Running the business is being the conductor – it ranges from strategic positioning to closing doors at night when leaving the company. More seriously, it’s above all and foremost, putting together the best possible team and giving them the means to surpass themselves. This is essential because it’s the team and not the leader that runs the business. My job is to surround myself with the best (better than me), to motivate them, to value them, to help them, to put myself at their service so that they give the best and more. It is about creating a cohesive, intelligent whole (team) ready to move mountains to lead the company to success.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT THIS JOB?
It is precisely the interactions with the teams. I grew up in a professional environment where nothing could be done on an individual basis and everything (and much more ????) could be accomplished thanks to the team. This principle is anchored in me and I try as much as I can to implement it and pass it on to all of my colleagues. The similarity between copier business and being a pilot is the team! 😉
WHAT SKILLS OR QUALITIES ARE ESSENTIAL TO DO YOUR JOB?
A lot of humility, taking a step back, listening, analysis and resilience too. Every day brings its share of surprises, good or bad, and you have to be able to quickly analyze a situation and provide some answers. All eyes are on the leader when an unusual problem arises, when it comes to deciding and making a decision.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS MATMOND’S MAIN STRENGTH?
Matmond enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation and 25 years of experience. For our customers, buying from Matmond means being assured of quality service, benefiting from personalized support and of course having a wide choice of machines in perfect working order.