This month, the ACR Journal interviewed Mirell Reissner, Market Sector Expert Reefer Container and Railway for Bitzer for the Women in ACR column.
Education: Where did you study and what diploma/ degree did you gain?
I started my education as a refrigeration service technician at a company called Combitherm in Germany. After one year of working experience in this job, I went back to college to get my HVACR technician degree.
Tell us about your current employer and where you work
What attracted you to the industry?
What do you specialise in now? Or what type of projects do you work on?
What excites or interests you about the industry and your part in it now?
What would you say to other women who are considering coming into the ACR industry?
Where do you see your career developing?
What are the challenges of this industry?
From the technical point of view, it’s crucial to give the customers the best possible guidance. Compressors are technically complex products which require special knowledge in their handling. The customer has to understand the compressor he’s using in order to avoid mistakes which may affect the service life of the compressor. This is where I come in and also one of the strengths of my department: It’s important to train the customers well and to accompany their project from start to finish.
What are the benefits of being in your role?
I enjoy helping customers make a success of projects, so that they can in turn deliver for their own customers. It is satisfying and another big plus to take the protection of our environment into account by finding solutions for efficient refrigeration systems – especially in the transport sector, where you have to take specific challenges and issues into consideration.