Employee Spotlights

New Hire Spotlight: Christian Widgren

Welcome to DENSO’s North American team, Christian! Christian relocated from one of DENSO’s European facilities just as countries implemented travel bans to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Originally from Bolivia, Christian was working for DENSO in Germany before he relocated to the U.S. It took him several months to make it over, but Christian’s positive, collaborative attitude throughout the process was immediately noticed by his supervisor. In his new role, Christian is a senior sales planning specialist, focusing on business operations and planning for DENSO in North America.

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions and remote work requirements, Christian says he received plenty of support and patience from his new team as he settled into his new role. Even after he accepted his new position, his management team in Germany worked in collaboration with U.S. management to ensure he had access to the appropriate resources and advice.

While DENSO’s COVID-19 safety precautions mean he hasn’t officially been to his office yet, he still feels as if he knows his team members well.

“I receive constant communications on next steps, including what they’re [DENSO] doing for people who can’t work 100% from home,” said Christian. 

Joining DENSO’s North American team felt like a step-up in Christian’s career. Not only does he have access to top-of-the-line tools and support, his role and the professional development available to him align well with his interests and career goals. 

“The automotive industry is already seeing a big shift, and being a part of this from a supplier point of view is interesting,” explained Christian. “It will be really exciting to see how we support a new era of autonomous and electric vehicles, and become more of a software industry supporter as well.”

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