Melvin Lee Sales Manager, Stolt Tankers, SingaporeStolt Tankers is a widely recognised, prestigious brand. Despite holding such an enviable position, the Company culture is never arrogant.
I joined the Stolt Tankers sales team, responsible for marketing our global deep-sea fleet, in 2015. Joining Stolt is one of the key milestones in my 17-year career in the maritime industry. As the world’s leading chemical parcel tanker operator, Stolt Tankers is a prestigious brand name that is widely recognised, and despite holding such an enviable position, the Company culture is never arrogant. From my first discussions with the recruitment team I have always admired the down-to-earth professionalism and knowledge of the people that I work with.
As part of my initial ‘on-the-job’ training, I was given the opportunity to spend two weeks onboard the Stolt Island, where I worked as a regular crew member; helping with cargo operations; bunkering operations and even ship-to-ship transfers. This experience was unique and something that can’t be taught at school. Understanding the life of a seafarer definitely helps me in my role today.
Henry Ford once said: “Coming Together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” I feel that this quote captivates the culture of our organisation. From the managers that we have to guide us, encouraging us to collaborate to achieve our common vision and goals for the Company.