I have worked in the semiconductor equipment industry for more than 20 years now. Before moving to Villach I was working for Lam Research in California. My wife Jitske – a native of New Zealand – and I were looking for an opportunity to live outside the U.S. as long as our two daughters were still younger. Lam Research purchased a company named SEZ in Villach and after my first business trip here I was asking management every month for an opportunity to move to this town. In 2010 this became a reality. Plan A was to be here for two years, then it became three years and now we have been here for seven and hope to stay at least another seven years.
Villach is a spectacular place to live if you enjoy the outdoors.