Meet the Microban Team: Olga Hoy

An ambidextrous, inquisitive, chocolate-lover – meet Olga Hoy, Product Development Engineer at Microban International.

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1. How long have you worked at Microban?

I am a newbie. I started on July 26th, 2021.

2. What 3 traits define you?

  • Curiosity – I'm always interested to know how and why stuff works.
  • Adventure – I've never shied out of trying new things or taking on tasks I've never done before.
  • Resilience – I find joy and learnings even in tough moments.

3. What is one interesting fact about you that people would be surprised to learn?

I am ambidextrous and can easily switch between my left and right hand, even when I write. My friends were fascinated with me being able to write or draw simultaneously with both hands – mirror images or text.

4. Where is the best place you've traveled to and why?

I might not have visited it yet. But I surely LOVED the Big Island of Hawaii – from the summer on the beach to the winter weather up on the top; and the lux greenery on the ocean level to barren forest land that had been burnt down by the volcano – some of the most fascinating scenes packed on that small patch of land in the middle of a huge ocean.

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5. How do you define success?

    No one was hurt and we acquired knowledge – to me it means the activity was worth pursuing.

    6. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

      Fly a plane – it’s on the bucket list. There is something about defying the gravity.

      7. What three words would you use to describe Microban International?

      • Inclusive – I felt a sense of belonging from the first minute I walked in through the entrance door.
      • Adaptive – There are so many changes in the industry and they come very fast. Being able to quickly adapt to changing needs and rules in the market is a mounting strength of this company.
      • Inquisitive – The team is in constant flux of new learnings and strives in such an environment.

      8. What is your favorite thing about working in the antimicrobial industry?

      Being able to change people’s lives for the better. By prolonging the lifetime of products through preventing its disintegration by microbes, we make the world more sustainable, and it matters.

      9. If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be?

        Nicola Tesla – his mysterious personality and the depth of his insights are fascinating to me.

        10. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

          Chocolate. I am convinced I am addicted – even though its a socially approved addiction.