On July 16, 1984, my father, Mykhailo Volodymyrovych Strilianyi, was appointed as a young Director of the newly created ATP 16363 enterprise. As usual, all the bureaucratic procedures took time, and the date of foundation of the company is considered to be August 01, 1984.
Father was a wise man, with backbone and strong character. Life principles, values by which he was guided, permeated all the activities of the company, and even now, after his exit, these values live and are respected. These values are the following:
Fast and reliable trucking
Clanship/domesticity, family company
I jokingly say that father had three children: two daughters and a son. The eldest Inna was born in 1976, the middle Svetlana was born in 1980, and the youngest, the most beloved child was ATP 16363, born in 1984. Any family feast certainly ended with thoughts and conversations about the enterprise. So, the principles of the family company are the following:
Attitude to yourself, to work, to people as to a family. Fidelity, devotion, loyalty, mutual assistance, respect for the business and for colleagues.
This is a place of meeting and self-realization. Over the long history of the company, many families have been formed, many children have been born. Entire dynasties work in the company: the grandfather began as a Driver, the son continued as the Commander of the motor transport convoy, the grandson earned the position of the Specialist of the Technical Service.
It is always a “long game”. Many key employees have worked at the company for more than thirty years hand in hand with the father. They supported, gathered and worked, as in a family: for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health. In Japan, this phenomenon is called as lifelong hiring. Decisions on land improvement and the purchase of vehicles are always made taking into account the long-term prospects, and not short-term goals.
Consistency of knowledge, experience, contacts, traditions, connections. Experienced employees convey knowledge to new employees. Mentoring.
Focus on producing young employees.
Reputation is the greatest value in the company, its monetary capital. Father always said: you develop a reputation for years, and you can lose it in one day. Each employee is the image of the company, whether it is (Driver, Locksmith, or Manager), a reputation guide.
At any interview, my father warned: “Just do not lie, the only thing I cannot stand is lies!”