Nathan Theiss Senior Product Engineer
A passion for motorsports unlocked a world of opportunity with Garrett for Senior Product Engineer Nathan Theiss, based in Torrance, California – USA
“I join Garrett after I met a Garrett turbo engineer at the Formula SAE design, build, test and race project. I got the job as a product engineer and, from day one, I was impressed with the support I received, not just for technical training but in softer business skills. I also really enjoy being part of a global business – it opens up new horizons. For me, this included a five year international assignment at our manufacturing plant in Japan. It was a great opportunity to learn a new language and experience a completely different culture. That’s what you get with Garrett. Today, I’m based in Torrance as a product engineering team leader, working on a high profile commercial vehicle project for a global manufacturer. My team includes colleagues from India, Mexico, France and Greece – we all bring different perspectives, which creates an inclusive, productive and dynamic culture.”
Sandra Wang Global Commodity Director for casting and machining
Garrett’s multinational footprint presents a world of opportunity for people like procurement specialist Sandra Wang, who moved from China to Switzerland to further her career and who now travels extensively as Global Commodity Director for casting and machining.
“I already knew about Garrett’s leadership position and its great reputation when I joined the company from a Honeywell corporate role. I wanted to work in a business that was at the forefront of technology in a fast-moving industry where there was huge growth potential.
“From my first day I was struck by everyone’s pride in the brand – Garrett people are so passionate about the technology. There’s also real energy inside the organisation, thanks in part to our cultural diversity but also because of our commitment to innovation in everything we do. This mindset creates a strong sense of teamwork, wherever in the world people are based.
“In my current role, I’m responsible for the global sourcing of turbo housings, and I spend a lot of my time travelling the world meeting suppliers and monitoring supply chain performance to support our growth plans. Companies are eager to work with us because they see incredible value in an association with the Garrett brand.
“Throughout my career, I have received excellent support from my peers and leadership teams. It’s just great to feel part of such a successful global business with so much potential.”