Faces of Lubricants: Caio Bossato

Nov 03, 2022

Caio Bossato is a lively, passionate sales representative for Ingevity’s South American lubricants customers. Based in Brazil, Caio spends much of his time on the road. He has more than ten years of sales experience with various chemical business units. After completing his chemistry degree, Caio soon realized he preferred building relationships with customers in the field rather than working in the lab.

Tell us about the experience you bring to your role.

Caio in the Douro Valley, Portugal

Before joining Ingevity, I spent seven years in a commercial role working with different industrial markets in South America. I mainly worked with several types of biocides and supported customers with technical topics. My chemistry degree and various technical experiences help me understand customer’s needs and allow me to support them while developing new projects.

What’s something you enjoy about the lubricants team?

The lubricants team has an innovative view of the business. At the same time that we have consolidated products, we are always looking for new approaches, developments and solutions that can contribute to our partners.

Name one thing about your work that gets you out of bed in the morning.  

I love discovering and starting new projects. As projects grow and obstacles are overcome, I feel more encouraged to accomplish the next steps. I am also thrive on getting to know people and bond with them – that definitely motivates me.

What does your typical day look like with Ingevity?

I start my day checking the news to be informed about things that could impact my daily activities and to know what is going on around the world. After that I try to follow my agenda for the day and stay organized by prioritizing the tasks I have pre-arranged. This can include checking for project updates, confirming forecast, discussing technical points, verifying new opportunities and researching trends in different markets.

What’s a hobby you enjoy doing outside of work?

Caio’s dog out for a walk in the park

I have a group of friends from high school that still meets once a week to play soccer. We are not great players, quite the opposite, but playing with them is really enjoyable, as there is no pressure for performance. The nostalgic mood, jokes and pranks are part of the fun. I can say that my hobby is trying to play soccer.

What is special about where you live?

During the pandemic I moved to an apartment, but it still close to my family neighborhood, in the São Paulo suburbs. I’m still able to walk my dog to the park.

What does success mean to you?

Success is knowing your goals and enjoying the steps to achieve them. Developing yourself while helping others and hopefully being recognized for your accomplishments.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Traveling is indeed one of my passions. I love learning about different places, cultures and gastronomy. Last year, my girlfriend and I went to Fernando de Noronha, an island located in the Northeast coast of Brazil. The island has an incredible landscape, including Sancho beach, which has been voted the most beautiful beach in the world several times. The wildlife is also remarkable, we were even able to swim with sharks (not intentionally). Hopefully, they were well fed.

Caio and his girlfriend enjoying the incredible beaches in Fernando de Noronha

Who inspires you to be better?

My entire family inspires me, each person in a different way.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Before retiring, both my parents worked with IT and there was a pressure for me to follow the same path. After high school, they advised me to enroll myself in an IT course and I did it. I finished a one-year course and have a technical degree in basic programming and infrastructure. However, luckily I was able to choose chemistry once I was at the University.

What is your life motto?

“It is better to regret things you have done than the ones you haven’t”. In a way, I prefer to be brave and challenge myself in something that is difficult rather than regret not doing it at all.