Faces of Lubricants: Caio Bossato

Jan 29, 2020
Caio exploring Machu Picchu.

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 seven 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. A recent addition to the lubricants team, Caio has already made quite the impact with his outgoing personality and curiosity to learn.

Tell us about the experience you bring to your role.

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 now help me understand customers’ needs and allow me to support them while developing new projects.

What’s something you enjoy about the lubricants team?

I am really enjoying learning new things about our products and business, building relationships with the customers and exchanging information with my colleagues, who are sympathetic and great sources of knowledge.

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 also enjoy developing partnerships with our customers.

What does your typical day look like with Ingevity?

As a sales representative, I’m in constant communication with customers and distributors. I usually stay organized by prioritizing tasks, because it can be challenging to stay focused when new demands arise. Also, it is important to check on the projects developments, plan my next steps and business trips, verify new opportunities and research trends in the different markets.

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

A few years ago, I began making my own beer with friends. We shared the equipment costs and started our own home brewing adventure. After several trials, a lot of different recipes and equipment changes, we are finally producing a quality IPA.

What is special about where you live?

Caio with his dog, Toothless.

I live with family close to São Paulo, Brazil. We have a huge yard that is great for our dog, Toothless—a big, black, furry Belgian shepherd.

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 be recognized for your accomplishments.

Where is your favorite place to travel?

Travelling is indeed one of my passions. I love learning about different places, cultures and gastronomy. Last year, I went to Rivera Maya, in Mexico. I enjoyed the beaches, visited the pyramid ruins and even tasted the chapolines colorados (grilled cricket)! This year, I plan to explore Southeast Asia—specifically  Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore. During this trip, I hope to see the contrast of modern architecture with the ancient temples in the region.

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?

Caio and his girlfriend visiting Riviera Maya.

My parents got divorced when I was a baby. After 10 years my father got remarried to someone who had two sons and one daughter from her previous marriage. That made me an only child with three siblings! In November 2018, I became an uncle to my precious baby niece.

What is your life motto?

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