"I always wanted a career in mechanical engineering. It's pure chance that I ended up in machine tools. In 1983 Peter Prior, the then Managing Director of Electro Terminal, was looking specifically for a female apprentice. And that was also when I was looking round for an apprenticeship. I was put in touch via the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) and I have never looked back.

I am now Head of Toolmaking and still love my work. Our department has two major functions. On the one hand, we maintain the existing machine tools in our production facilities, and on the other we design or manufacture new tools for our stamping and moulding departments. What I appreciate most is that we have an excellent team here."

Dorit Laich