King of ballpoint pen tips

You’ve almost certainly held his creations in your hand – many times over, in fact.

Donato Marotta is the king of ballpoint pen tips. For over 40 years, he and his team have created small but perfectly formed components that make all the difference. Though only 6 to 14 mm long with balls from 0.3 to 1.6 mm in diameter, they guarantee optimal writing quality. In his career, Donato has produced countless billions of these ultra-precise masterpieces that are used around the world – including in Prodir writing instruments.

NAME: Donato Marotta
• POSITION: Production Manager, BU Premec Components
• PERIOD OF SERVICE: Worked at Premec for 43 years before retiring in July 2019