Meet the ARCTIC Team: Melanie from Accounting

Melanie Eichhorn

Behind every ARCTIC product you love is a fantastic team of people who work very hard to bring it to you. We also have a lot of fun in the process! In our new Meet the Team blog series, we’ll introduce you to the ARCTIC family.

First up is Melanie Eichhorn. Melanie joined ARCTIC’s Finance Department as an accountant last year. Her duties include the balancing accounts and Amazon bookkeeping. She deals daily with billing, crediting and editing Remittance Advice, among other things. In her spare time, Melanie is a passionate gamer.

What do you like most about working at ARCTIC?

The team is great, of course. You feel immediately welcome and can also talk about personal things. Plus, I love numbers and order, I deal with that on a daily basis and it’s a great feeling when the accounts in the accounting are tidy.

What’s your favorite ARCTIC product?

This is an easy one! It is the Arctic Freezer XTREME! I installed it myself in my computer at home 10 years ago and have never had a problem with the cooler. It is still running flawlessly and hasn’t let up on performance

What is your connection to gaming?

I’ve been a gamer since I can remember. I started with consoles and then I quickly switched to the computer. I usually play World of Warcraft, The Sims or Assasins Creed and almost every genre of games. Working at a company that makes components and accessories for computers is absolutely great. One always pays attention to new product releases and whether they could be relevant for your own computer. Plus, you can suggest products to your friends and viewers in the stream with a clear conscience if you know them well.

If you want to check out Melanie’s stream (it’s in German), jump in every Tuesday and Thursday at 19:30 (7:30 PM).
https://www.twitch.tv/illem_91

ARCTIC awards successful employees

ARCTIC is a company where 25 percent of the employees have worked for more than 10 years. „This is nothing short of remarkable for a young company with young staff in an aggressive and ultra-competitive business where the only constant is change“, tells ARCTICs CEO Magnus Huber. This is why ARCTIC wants to show appreciation and remunerates long-serving employees as well as other thriving colleagues.

Ten years of ARCTIC

In December four employees celebrated their 10th anniversary at ARCTIC: Nancy Liu, Karen Chan, Gilbert Lam and Steven Chow. ARCTIC presented them with an award as reward for their long devotion.

The Awards

One of the rewarded employees is Gilbert Lam who is responsible for packaging design and pricing as well as design layouts at ARCTIC Hong Kong. On a daily basis, he selects colors, images or fonts, reviews designs before printing or publishing those. Additionally, he comes up with design concepts that meet the corporate identity; a multifunctional job which makes him the interface from production to marketing and sales.

Magnus Huber (l.) and Gilbert Lam

According to Gilbert, ARCTIC offers a great work environment with different cultures and personalities. „I enjoy working in a team together with my colleagues. We get along very well. ARCTIC gave me the opportunity to gain work experience in the first place. For me, it is an honour to receive this award as a recognition for my work and effort here at the organization.“

We asked Huber: What helps us to work with each other, learn and strive in our business?

„I believe the most important factor is time. Time to understand our business, to gain experience, to feel comfortable in your role, and to get to know the colleagues. Let’s be real this is not done in two years. Luckily, we have a lot more than two years.“

Meanwhile in Germany…

Founded in 2012, ARCTIC Germany cannot keep up with Hong Kong office’s long-lasting careers. Instead, Brunswick office awards an employee of the year.

Peter Jankowski (l.) and Britta Bubolz (r.) with Employee of the Year Sabine Sellier (m.)

This year the company selected Sabine Sellier who works as a graphic designer in Brunswick. She is responsible for creating, for example, the corporate layout and the usage guidelines for print and external materials.

She is a person who truly represents ARCTICs values: positive energy, team spirit, innovation, transparency and entrepreneurial action. With her efforts and great performance, she provided the extra benefit for ARCTIC in the past year.

CEO Huber would like to thank all employees for supporting ARCTIC, some of them for more than 10 years already. „You are the main reason that all of this is possible “, he concludes.