Syamand Ismail

We invite you all backstage and introduce the people behind our microplate readers. Today: If you ever wondered who built your Omega reader, then get to know Syamand from our production team. He could be your tour guide in our HQ facility. 

My name is Syamand S. Ismail, I was born and grew up in Aleppo, Syria. There, I studied electronic engineering, before working in the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) department of a construction company. I joined the Production Department of BMG LABTECH´s headquarters in 2016. Here, I am involved in the production of the Omega series. 

What is a typical day like? 

I start my day with a cup of coffee, then enjoy the view of the Ortenberg Castle and my work

What do you like most about your job?  

The fact that quality is more important than quantity 

What do you like most about BMG LABTECH? 

I like the friendly atmosphere among all employees 

What do you like to do when you aren’t working? 

I like to lie down and watch a movie (Thanks Kurnosch)

What’s a fun fact about you many people may not know? 

I am lazy ……. of course only at home.

What are the values that drive you?  

Love, trust and commitment 

Where’s your favourite place in the world?  

The old city of Aleppo

If I weren't so damn good at my job, I'd probably be….  

A tourist guide 

When I was a kid, I was pretty sure I'd be a [JOB/PROFESSION] when I grew up

A policeman, riding big motorcycles. Do you remember the California Highway Patrol – ChiPs TV series of the late 70s/early 80s??

What’s the best advice you have ever been given? 

My baby daughter should not get used to sleeping in my bed (Thanks Axel) 

If you could choose, how would you decide… either/or questions 

-    Beer or wine? Beer
-    Going out or staying at home? Going out
-    Summer or winter?  Winter
-    Early bird or night owl? Night owl 
-    Dancing or singing?  Dancing

Syamand Ismail in front of some tools
Syamand Ismail sitting on his desk
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