International Women’s Day
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, in GONDAN we would like to take the opportunity to give visibility to all those women who are behind our vessels.
Performing varied tasks, with multiple talents, and contributing with different points of view, all of them are part of our success in a product of the highest quality, benchmark in naval sector.
Currently, the positions occupied by women in the company are diverse, managing more and more tasks of responsibility in areas as relevant as Quality and Environment, Health and Safety, and the Vessels Trials Program and coordinating and giving support in areas such as Administration, Human Resources, Purchasing and Logistics and Commercial and Sales.
Today we will know a little more about some of them.
María José Platero
María José has dedicated her life to the family business founded by her grandfather and directed by her brother. It is who best knows the history of the company that is already part of the lives of several generations of workers, friends, neighbors. Active participant in various tasks, she is the perfect hostess, always taking care of every detail, especially for our customers. Wherever she goes, she transmits the values acquired since childhood, in tasks and events within and outside the company. In this regard, it is worth mentioning her commendable work as President of UNICEF Asturias.
With almost 20 years in the company, Mili is one of the fundamental pillars of the Human Resources Department. From her daily work, she points out that what she likes the most is “the contact with people, the day-to-day work with the workers”, helping them not only in the management of their working lives, but also trying to contribute to a comfortable environment that enhances talent and efficiency, “so that we can all feel comfortable and happy in our work”.
Patricia has been involved in the company since 2015. She is part of the team of the Purchasing Department of the company. Motivated with each new challenge, she enjoy the continuous learning provided by the novelties of each project, the teamwork and the “infinite” collaboration of her colleagues, which help her boost her professional growth. One of her biggest challenges, day to day, is the “feedback with our suppliers”, getting technical documentation, certificates or that a particular equipment or supply arrives on time to our facilities can sometimes be a big “dispute” with the supplier.
Miriam is in charge of supervising Administration work in the GRP Division of the shipyard. She has been coordinating the different tasks “sometimes with jobs being very different from each other” dayly in the youngest division of the company. She continues contributing and learning as the first day she started and does not stop being surprised every time she sees a new vessel in the water: “What I like the most about my work is to see how something that may seem just as ‘paperwork’ translates into something as real as a ship.”