Meet the Microban Team: Rodrigo Santos

From spending a year in the US as an exchange student, to working for one of the most unique antimicrobial companies in the world - discover more about Rodrigo Santos, Microban's Administration Manager for the LATAM territories.

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1. How long have you worked at Microban?

I have been at Microban for nearly 14 years and joined following my completion of a Bachelor of Business Administration.

2. What 3 traits define you?

Determination, honesty, focused.

3. What’s 1 interesting fact about you that people would be surprised to learn?

When I was 17 years old, I was an exchange student in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I arrived not being able to speak a word of English; it was by far the most challenging year of my life due the communication difficulties!

4. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?

During my year as an exchange student, I travelled to many places in the US. I was lucky enough to visit Arizona and see the Grand Canyon, which was truly unforgettable.

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5. How do you define success?

Putting into practice all of your learnings from many years of dedication in college and day-to-day experiences "behind the desk". It's important to follow the results of the growth of the company you work for, the growth of your personnel assets, and to always make the right decisions for your career and life.

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

Become a Doctor. In my opinion, it is one of the most beautiful careers you can have.

7. What 3 words would you use to describe Microban International?

Unique, career-enhancing, caring.

8. What is your favourite thing about working in the world of antimicrobial technology?

The look on peoples faces when I explain how antimicrobial treatments are applied to products and surfaces. They are always so surprised to learn that Microban technology can be manufactured into pretty much any material and then work for its expected lifetime!

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

My Grandfather. He passed away when I was 2 years old and I do not have any memories of him. My family says that I look a lot like him.

10. If you had to eat 1 meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Rice, beans and meat – the most popular meal of the Brazilian people!