Finding opportunities in a position where my experience and skills can help develop both a successful and sustainable business and at the same time mentor and impart these skills to the next generation of technologists and entrepreneurs.
Successful hands on Managing Director/Manager with a broad range of technical and commercial experience and expertise in the metallurgical, heat treatment and foundry industries over 5 decades and 6 continents building relationships with business colleagues worldwide over many years.
Strong communication, analytical and problem solving skills.
An emphasis on ethics and integrity and on mentoring, communication and team building.
Importance of taking the time to mentor the next generation of technologists.
2020 present Unitherm Furnace LLC Business Development Manager
2018 present Unitherm Furnace LLC, USA Senior advisor, business & infrastructure
2017 present Patina Solutions LLC, USA Metallurgical subject expert
2016 2019 Future Metals Technologies GmbH, Germany Technical & Sales consultant
2015 present fontec-global LLC, USA Owner – Consultant
2003 2015 StrikoWestofen America, USA Technical / Managing Director
2001 2003 StrikoWestofen GmbH, Germany Sales Manager, Asia Pacific +
1988 2001 Mineral-Loy CC, South Africa Business Development Manager
1983 1988 Atlantis Diesel Engines (PTY) Ltd, S Africa Chief Metallurgist
1967 1983 Perkins Engines Co, UK Apprentice, Metallurgist, Project Eng.
Professional & industry activities
- Institute of Materials (UK) - Chairman SA branch – ‘90-‘91
- SA Inst. of Foundrymen - National President ‘93-’95
- Organised first government sponsored National Pavilion at GIFA in 1994