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Interview for Manager Magazine – May 2017

„It’s not that important what you do, it’s important you’re the best in it.

(Manager Magazine, May 2017) 

The technology of a successful business and the challenges an entrepreneur faces in Bulgaria, were the topics discussed by Dr. Eng. Plamen Tashkov, owner of MARS Armor Ltd. and Kamen Kolchev, CEO of ELANA Financial Holding AD in an interview for Manager Magazine.

Mr. Tashkov mentioned the challenges which MARS Armor’s new product line of ballistic helmets is now facing. Especially, when parallelly with the new type of products  we work hard on implementing new technologies for helmets and ballistic systems. After all, innovation is basic in MARS Armor, where we’ve specialized in manufacturing sturdy and durable ballistic systems for protection against bullets, fragments and stab threats.

Learning is lifelong for the entrepreneur

The gentlemen both shared the view that for a business owner or CEO the most useful trait is their desire to keep learning. And amongst the key factors for a successful manager they included hard work, faith in your work and devotion to your business.

When asked which are the most important qualities for an entrepreneur, Mr. Tashkov said: „It may be a cliché, but if you want to be the best, you must constantly study.” Mr. Kolchev also noted “Entrepreneurs keep studying all the time. If they stop, they’re no longer entrepreneurs, and that means they’re waiting to sell their business.”

The challenge to lead

Mr. Tashkov noted that being in charge means making the tough decisions, “when you are the owner you are always the horse pulling ahead, and each morning you wake up and it’s you again pulling the carriage”. And even when working with your team and consulting them, the final decision is the manager’s responsibility.

IDEX 2017 – Upcoming Exhibition

MARS Armor will be exhibiting at IDEX Abu Dhabi 2017

In less than a week opens IDEX – known as the only international defence exhibition and conference in the MENA region demonstrating the latest technology across land, sea and air sectors of defence. The exhibition will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

MARS Armor will take part as an exhibitor at this unique platform, which offers a place to establish and strengthen relationships with government departments, businesses and armed forces throughout the MENA region. We will present our latest developments in the field of individual ballistic protection – our innovative lightweight bulletproof vests, law enforcement ballistic shields, hard armor plates designed for various levels of protection such as III, III+, III++, IV, AK-API NIJ 0101.04.

IDEX opens on February 19th 2017 and will continue until the 23rd, and it will take place again at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). You are most welcome to visit out exhibiting booth 05-C05 where you will have the chance to familiarize yourself with MARS Armor’s top quality ballistic protection vests, ballistic shields, helmets and hard armor plates.