What brought these dedicated pros to woom? It was meant to be for Alexandra, who had previously worked for a testing, inspection, and certification company and has a history in injury prevention and safety promotion.
"When I heard about the job," Alexandra remembers, "everything fell into place. Just like that!" All of Alexandra's past professional experiences prepared her for this role, including her mechanical engineer training and paramedic work.
For Brenda, who previously to woom had been working as a development and safety engineer for over 20 years, her background was ideal for her role at the children's bike manufacturer. But, woom's US headquarters in warm, sunny Austin was also appealing to the Wisconsin resident! "When my husband and I had the opportunity to choose where we wanted to live, I set out to find a job in a city with a warmer climate," she says. "Austin, Texas, was on our list." As a Certified Product Safety Professional, Brenda was thrilled to join a growing company and build up an industry-leading safety program.
At woom, product safety and compliance cross borders. With Alexandra in the woom HQ in Klosterneuburg, Austria, and Brenda in the US HQ in Austin, Texas, they make quite the international team. They found they share a like-minded and complementary mindset: "Alexandra and I hit it off the very first time we met," Brenda shares. "She and I are both very passionate about safety and compliance. Together we cover all aspects of a best practice safety program."