Antonio Zanin is a project manager here at LA Services and he has made an immense impact on our family with his impressive education and willingness to learn. He has completed both a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from University of Udine and Macquarie University. He has held a number of industry roles, from a handyman to welder to engineer. Antonio first joined our little family as an intern in 2018 and his contributions were so fundamental that we started the visa process to make him a permanent member.
His day to day activities include collaborating with our research partner UTS as he finds innovative solutions in digital processes to improve our operations.
His work is not limited to the tangible manufacturing activities, he also identifies and tests process improvements such as applying statistical analysis and business intelligence techniques to challenge our traditional ways of working.
Always a student at heart, he hopes to apply for a PhD to supplement his knowledge and to learn new things about the amazing technologies around him. This need to learn extends even to his personal time where he likes to self-study and reads up on manufacturing books, management theory and find ways to apply the theoretical to the practical.
He predicts the manufacturing industry to become more digital and technology reliant and believes that both secondary school and training should adapt to this change. To all the aspiring engineers and manufacturers, he encourages them to never stop learning as there are always new lessons to be taught. He also emphasises the importance in a good company as he acknowledges LA Services as a key contributor to both his professional and personal growth.
David Fox is one of our most valuable mentors and teachers of LA Services as he goes above and beyond in creating a new history for our family. He is the bridge between a conservative industry and modern innovation as he connects with countless students to impart his years of experience in the manufacturing field. His work has extended to not only secondary students but also participates in Western Sydney University Launch Pad’s pilot I4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Network sharing lessons in transforming manufacturing across the technical and social spectrum.
Creating a close bond through mentoring is a great way to understand the perceptions and needs of our students in order to create a deeply engaging work environment . And in turn, we change these perceptions accordingly.