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Rosilaine Aparecida Faria (33) is Head of Production in the pressing facility at the Taubaté plant in Brazil.


»My executive role has brought me to the exact same division that my father used to work in, so my dreams really have come true.«

Rosilaine Aparecida Faria

Ms. Faria, what exactly do you do at your plant here in Taubaté?

I’ve been working for Volkswagen here in Brazil for ten years now and I’m the first woman to be appointed Head of Production in the pressing facility at the Taubaté plant. Even so, everyone still calls me “Rosi;” I don’t want a formal title. Before I started working in production at Volkswagen, I studied literature and also got a degree in engineering.

What do you like about working for Volkswagen?

I learned so much in my first year in the Logistics division. I was able to work closely with the production managers. I like working here at Volkswagen. It was something I always dreamt about as a child as we used to live near the plant. Even my father worked here for 20 years. When I got the offer to work for Volkswagen myself, I jumped at the chance. My executive role has brought me to the exact same division that my father used to work in, so my dreams really have come true.

What should colleagues visiting Taubaté be sure to see or do?

Taubaté is a nice little city that’s a great place to live in. There are some excellent local places to visit with the family, too, like the Picapau Amarelo Farm. This is the setting for a series of children’s stories about talking animals written by the famous Brazilian author Monteiro Lobato. Pretty much every child in Brazil has grown up with these stories. The countryside around our city is a beautiful sight to behold and there are plenty of playgrounds for children to enjoy.