Interview File.1

Interview File.1

Santec Corporation,PLM Group,Senior Engineer

Makie Katou



I joined Santec in February 1999. I started to work as an engineer in the R&D Lab. I was immediately given the opportunity to lead projects. As a result I felt that I made an impact on the success of Santec and its products. In my first year I was recognized for my hard work. I received an award for creativity and precision in design. In my experience at Santec I have also had a chance to work in the manufacturing and engineering departments.

Santec has given me the opportunity to further my growth as an engineer. I have attended many international conferences and trade shows. While having the opportunity to explore the world I have strengthened my technical knowledge and abilities. As a result my leadership role has increased. Currently, I am in R&D Lab as a manager of a research section. I feel that this is very rare and exciting opportunity for a female engineer.