What’s your name? What’s your position within the company?
My name is Olivier Chivet. I am 38 years old and I work as a project manager in the R&D team.
How long have you been working for TraceParts for?
I joined TraceParts in November 1999 after replying to a job advertisement at Calais University where I was finishing my master’s.
What is your job about?
When I started, I was assigned to work on some custom development projects for specific customers. When the TraceParts DVD application was marketed, I was put in charge of managing its setup program. That is why I am often contacted by the support department in case of a problem when installing and configuring TraceParts DVD on user workstations.
Over the last few years, I have been particularly working on ways of automatically integrating data from part manufacturers into our system in a bid to lighten the workload on the modeling department and also distribute manufacturers’ data over our TracePartsOnline.net website more quickly and more effectively.
What do you want to achieve for TraceParts in the next years?
I would like to continue developing tools for automatically integrating suppliers’ data into the TraceParts catalogs, such as improving process performance. I would also like TraceParts to sign more contracts in Japan or the US, so that we can reach out to as many users as possible.
What do you do after work, during your free time?
My main hobby is genealogy, because I am very attached to my roots. Researching a family tree is very time-consuming, because you can sometimes search for hours without actually getting a result. To relax, I play the bass a bit. I am also into photography.
How can the readers contact you and why is this important to you?
You can email me with any technical questions, such as adding extra functionality into the TraceParts software, or if you would like to automate integration of your data into our website, or why not if you are interested in becoming part of the TraceParts R&D team.