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Vasiliki Kostoula (Greek) holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She acquired international experience working in various industries as a Project Manager before joining Mr. Marine Elevator.
We asked her a bit about herself:
What I like most about working at Mr. Marine is the inclusive environment we have meticulously built over the years. It is a place where I can genuinely be my true self, and where every individual’s voice and perspective are valued. The company’s commitment to inclusivity creates a sense of belonging and encourages a diverse range of ideas and opinions to flourish. In this environment, I feel empowered to express my thoughts, contribute to discussions, and offer unique insights without hesitation. The knowledge that all opinions matter promotes a culture of open communication, collaboration, and mutual respect. It is truly inspiring to witness the collective power that arises when diverse minds come together to tackle challenges and pursue shared goals. Moreover, I appreciate how our leadership actively fosters an environment where diversity is celebrated and differences are seen as strengths. This mindset not only enhances our individual experiences but also drives innovation and promotes a richer understanding of our customers’ needs.
When reflecting on my greatest achievement at work, I am immensely proud of our ability to adapt and thrive in the face of unprecedented challenges. The past years have been marked by the global pandemic, which has disrupted industries and tested the resilience of businesses worldwide. Despite these trying circumstances, our team has risen to the occasion, demonstrating commitment and resourcefulness. One of the standout achievements during this time has been our dedication to serving our clients, even in the most remote corners of the world. The pandemic brought about numerous logistical hurdles and limitations, but we persevered and found innovative solutions to ensure that our services reached those who needed them most. We navigated through travel restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and evolving safety protocols, all while maintaining the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction. Our ability to adapt swiftly and efficiently enabled us to extend our reach and continue to make a positive impact on the lives of people in even the most challenging environments.
What drives me is the genuine satisfaction I get from being of service to our valued customers. Their needs and priorities are at the forefront of my mind, and I am driven by a deep sense of responsibility to respond to their urgency with efficiency and expertise. In our line of work, we often encounter highly complex and challenging projects that demand innovative solutions and meticulous attention to detail. It is precisely these demanding situations that fuel my motivation, as I thrive on the opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills to overcome obstacles and deliver exceptional results. The interest I have in our customers’ success motivates me to go above and beyond expectations. I understand the significance of their projects and the impact they have on their organizations and stakeholders. Therefore, I approach each task with dedication and a devotion to excellence.
What I love most about what I do is the incredible opportunity to interact with remarkable individuals from all corners of the globe on a daily basis. The diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that these individuals bring to the table is truly inspiring. Each interaction becomes a valuable learning experience for me. Engaging with people from different cultures and industries allows me to broaden my horizons, gain new insights, and continuously expand my knowledge base. The exchange of ideas and the sharing of expertise not only enrich my own understanding but also contribute to the collective growth and development of our global community. Moreover, the possibility to learn and develop myself is something I hold dear. In this fast-paced and ever-evolving world, the importance of continuous growth and personal development cannot be overstated. I embrace the opportunity to constantly challenge myself, acquire new skills, and enhance my capabilities. This not only enables me to stay at the forefront of my field but also equips me with the tools to better serve those around me.
The best work advice I have ever received is simple yet powerful: “Lead by example.” This timeless wisdom has become the cornerstone of my professional approach and has shaped my journey as a team leader. Leading by example means embodying the qualities and behaviors that you expect from others. It is about setting a high standard of excellence and integrity and demonstrating those values through your actions, decisions, and interactions with others. When you lead by example, you become a role model and a source of inspiration for your team, colleagues, and even those in higher positions. By consistently demonstrating a strong work ethic, a commitment to quality, and a passion for what I do, I strive to inspire those around me to do the same. I understand that my actions have a ripple effect on the entire organization, and I take this responsibility seriously. Whether it is meeting deadlines, going the extra mile to deliver exceptional results, or treating others with respect and empathy, I believe in leading through my own actions rather than relying solely on words.
Looking ahead, my future career plans align perfectly with the exciting trajectory of Mr. Marine. As we embark on a remarkable journey of growth and development, my goal is to be an integral part of this extraordinary opportunity. Being part of a company that is poised for greatness fills me with immense enthusiasm and motivation. I am eager to contribute my skills, expertise, and commitment to propel the company forward and achieve new milestones. My ambition is not simply to witness this transformative period, but to actively contribute to its success. With a deep sense of purpose, I aspire to take on new challenges and responsibilities that align with Mr. Marine’s strategic direction. This includes embracing opportunities for professional development, acquiring new knowledge and skills, and continuously pushing myself to excel in my role.
Mr. Marine trades under Mr. Marine Elevator, Mr. Marine Ballast and Mr. Marine Instruments & Controls. Our dynamic company aims at keeping vessels safe and compliant, anywhere in the world. With technical know-how, unparalleled spare part sourcing and 24/7 responsiveness, we are your global beacon.