I couldn't believe it. I used to think I was prepared for anything, but I wasn't prepared to win this! The reason I won, I believe, is because of the dedication and preparation I put into the competition. I hate to do a job part way. When I do something I want it done well. During the competitions, I discovered things I didn't know. I learned that there are things that I can do it better. And, now that I know this, I am going to improve my skills as much as possible.
The competition had some unexpected twists and turns. When I left Portugal, it was my goal to be one of the top SEs. But, it was still a surprise for me to actually win, and it means a lot to me. I have worked with Roland since the beginning, for 27 years. I think my deep experience with the company and its products are the reasons behind my success here. The most important thing in my daily job is to try to do all things well, and to keep the customer happy. In the future, I would like to have more time with my family because I am a workaholic. And I keep working hard for Roland.
I was very nervous before the competition. But, now I'm relaxed and really happy to have received this award. I thought the questions from the written test were very detailed — and not easy at all, as I had expected them to be. I am committed to learning more before the next event. My motto is "Work more accurately, with better control, and in a relaxed manner." I hope I work a long time for my company, Roland DG Benelux, and that I can come back to Japan in three years for the next competition. That is my goal!