Radovan Bolko, the recipient of the award for global acumen in Slovene engineering

24.10.2014

The Association of Mechanical Engineers of Slovenia held the 4th International Conference of Mechanical Engineers "Akademija strojništva 2014" to award the most prominent engineers from the economic and academic sphere. The award for global acumen in Slovene engineering received the Chairman of Kolektor, Mr. Radovan Bolko, and the lifetime achievement award received Prof. Matija Fajdiga, PhD.

According to Prof. Iztok Golobič, PhD, Chairman of the Association of Mechanical Engineers, the academy of 110 mechanical engineers selected the award recipients.  "We were searching for people who represent the driving force of the Slovene economy." As presented at the award ceremony, Kolektor is acting globally with its good production processes, inventive ideas and the right approach, which, according to the committee, is the basis for global acumen.

"I would not have received this award without the Kolektor and the excellent team of technical experts supporting me.  I dare say that Kolektor stands for global engineering acumen," said the Chairman of Kolektor, Mr. Radovan Bolko in his thank you speech and supported his claim with the following data: "We have the companies worldwide. In terms of production and development, these are important companies with a great turnover. Therefore, we are global. Kolektor employs 3000 people, with 250 engineers with at least higher education. We have 18 companies, 12 of which are managed by mechanical engineers. This is a great challenge for all students and the entire teaching staff of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering should be proud of that. We have proved that engineering-based global acumen is possible and feasible.  With such a team that we have in Kolektor, there is nothing to worry about in the future. Thank you for this award, granted to me, Kolektor and our 250 mechanical engineers."

(from left to right) Radovan Bolko, Chairman of Kolektor and the recipient of the award for global acumen in Slovene engineering, Prof. Iztok Golobič, PhD, Chairman of the Association of Mechanical Engineers, and Prof. Matija Fajdiga, PhD, the recipient of the lifetime achievement award 

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