New year means new beginnings. Let’s start off by introducing one of our latest recruitments: Adam Backman. With Adam’s arrival we aim to strengthen the communication between sales and engineering.
In this Q&A, we ask Adam about his background in recycling and waste management and upcoming projects here at Heat Management.
Q: Inside Sales Engineer, that’s a new position here at Heat Management. Can you describe what kind of role it is and what your primary goals are?
Adam: I like to describe it as a bridge between sales and engineering, my role is to make sure that our customers always have access to the technical material they need. I work closely with both sales and engineering to establish clear communication, and in turn, bring our customers the best possible experience.
Q: You recently finished a master thesis on recycling and waste management. Can you tell us more about that project?
Adam: Yes, in collaboration with Stanford University and Volvo group, our global team developed a new recyclable single-use glove to combat plastic pollution. The project received global attention and won several awards, e.g. the James Dyson Award and Sparbanksstiftelsen Kronans Scholarship.
Q: Wow! That’s impressive! Do you think it’s possible to start working on a similar project here at Heat Management?
Adam: I believe in developing technology for a more sustainable future, and Heat Management’s vision is aligned with that. An identical project is unlikely, as we are more focused on energy efficiency and pulp and paper at Heat Management, which I also find very exciting.
Q: You’ve been here a couple of months now and you’ve been introduced to the core of the company. What do you think so far?
Adam: It has been a great experience so far, fouling prevention in boilers sounds simple but it turned out to be a lot more complicated and interesting than I could have guessed, I’m learning new things every day. The energy production industry has started to pick up on how efficient our solutions are, which results in rapid growth for Heat Management. The idea of working at a smaller company where everyone strives towards the same goals has always appealed to me, we are growing fast and it is great to be a part of that journey.
Q: There’s a lot of focus on the environmental impact of today’s companies, and you have a background in both engineering recycling. Can you describe how Heat Management handles these types of challenges and what the future brings for the technology you’re using?
Adam: Sustainability is one of the most important topics in today’s society and many companies have understood that caring about the environment can be beneficial for the economy as well. It can sometimes be difficult to create incentives for a change to more sustainable habits, but as we develop technology for increased energy efficiency, our ability to help companies spare the environment is directly correlated with helping them save money.
Q: What’s next? Any upcoming projects you’re excited about?
Despite the pandemic, Heat Management have had a successful year and we project that next year will be even better. We have initiated new product development projects outside of our comfort zone, which I always find exciting. Apart from that, I will try to gather a deeper understanding of the industry to be able to contribute even more with my knowledge about sustainable product development.