The most important part of my job is that I feel passion for what I do. I have fun with my team – you can’t wish for anything more than that.”
Valeria Corral has been with Atlas Copco Chile for over 20 years. As regional rental manager of Atlas Copco Chile, she has seen the team grow from three to fifty persons. What does she think is the key to success? Having fun of course.
Valeria has a technical degree in maintenance of industrial equipment from the University of Santiago de Chile. Straight after getting her degree in 1994 she started as a sales engineer in Atlas Copco Industrial Technique.
She then held several different positions and now she is regional rental manager in the Specialty Rental division. She carries the full management responsibility, from both commercial, financial and operational point of view and has direct access to their main customers.
“When I started in Speciality Rental we were only three persons working there”, Valeria says. “Today we are around 50 persons. Seeing how each and every one of them has developed a professional career is really motivating.”
What Valeria likes the most about her job is the freedom she has to be creative and the space to grow.
“I can develop my capabilities with no limits. I can create and innovate, and that is really important to me. But the most important part of my job is that I feel passion for what I do. I have a good time, I laugh and have fun with my team – you can’t wish for anything more than that.”
What is your advice to someone building a career?
“No matter what line of career a person takes, whatever path they choose, it has to be done with passion. It must be a job that you enjoy and that makes you happy. Be persistant, motivated and do your best. You will have both good and bad days, and when you are down you will have to get up again until you have reached your dreams.”
What are your hopes for the future?
“I want to take on new challenges in Atlas Copco. To continue growing and contributing in areas where I can create and develop things is what I hope for.”