Only a Draftsman…Jan 16
My successful working career started in 1974 as a mechanical draftsman designing piping, pressure vessels, heat exchangers and almost anything else for local fabricators, engineering companies and refineries. Those days you used a pencil and paper and no computers. I remember using a napkin on a few occasions when new ideas came to mind during lunch. Just think, we are now on a site called digital napkin!
Back in the mid 80’s I worked for a very large local petrochemical company and I will never forget when my boss said to me during my yearly evaluation…you can’t do that because “you are only a draftsman!” (I have always pushed boundaries with a can-do attitude).
Well that wasn’t good enough for me and I started a business in
1991 soon designing and fabricating processing equipment for clients around the world. Over the next 10 years Tuberate Ltd. fabricated some of the largest, most complex and heaviest reactors and heat exchangers ever built. Regular business travel to Thailand, Japan, S.
Korea and USA was the norm. All areas of business needs were quickly learned along the way from accounting, safety, sales, HR and even window washing!
It’s been a great ride with countless success (and a few failure) stories. I am now semi-retired and still pushing forward. Perhaps you cannot fully retire a “can-do” attitude.
More business stories later (if you want) from Mike P.
Banovsky…”only a draftsman”. Cheers!