Apr 24, 2019
Employee spotlight: 14 questions with Ben Robinson
This month, meet Ben Robinson, Business Development Manager at Zemax Europe, who cites closing his first sale as his proudest moment at the company and whose girlfriend recently ran into Rod Stewart—literally!
Briefly describe what you do all day.
I am responsible for identifying and driving new business sales for Zemax in Europe. Daily activities can include speaking with potential prospects, helping educate new customers on our products, and generally selling our optical solutions to a range of customers.
What’s the best thing about Zemax?
Having the chance to work for and learn from an experienced tech company that employs great people.
What does your workspace look like?
It’s pretty basic. I have a keyboard, mouse, two screens on stilts, small desk fan, notepad, and a cup of coffee.
What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Zemax?
Probably closing my first sale at Zemax
What do you like to do when you’re not at the office?
Hang out with friends/family, travel, play PlayStation, eat out, and watch different sports
What inspires you?
My personal goals. I’m slowly ticking them off one by one.
Fill in the blank: I once met…
Absolutely nobody worth mentioning, but my girlfriend recently wheeled a shopping trolley into Rod Stewart!
Fill in the blank: I’d most like to have dinner with…
After reading his biography, I would most like to share a meal with Elon Musk.
If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?
Best Star Wars villain?
Darth Maul from The Phantom Menace
Greatest game in history?
Call of Duty 4
A small charity and education center in my local town for children with special needs called Grove Cottage
What are five words of advice for others in your profession?
Talk less and listen more.