General Manager


Last Updated: 11th August 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

Category

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

Business had lost most of its key engineering design staff as part of a breakaway group who started up in opposition. My function was to stabilise the business and then systematically rebuild the Viking brand to its former place as market leader. In March 2017 the business was purchased by Systemair from Sweden. Re-establishing the business has had its challenges from an investment perspective as well as brand opposition. Overseeing the engineering support for the factory functions as well as the resource management.

Education

North West University
Business Management.

   Jan 2004
— Dec 2004

I attended a 12 month business management course.

Cape Technicon
National Higher Diploma in HVAC&R

   Jan 1987
— Dec 1991

Maitland Technical College
National N Diploma

   Jan 1981
— Dec 1986

I completed a National N diploma in Light Current at the time.

Experience

Systemair PTY Ltd
OEM & After Sales Services Manager

   Nov 2018
— Current

Responsible for growing the OEM Business with companies who are looking to provide a comprehensive range of products under their brand name. Unfortunately, unlike Europe, there is limited scope for this growing this aspect of the business in South Africa especially under current and historic economic conditions. The After-Sales Service market remains very seasonal, with limited opportunities during winter and therefore making it difficult to meet budget.

Viking Air Conditioning
General Manager

   Aug 2015
— Dec 2018

Appointed as General Manager. Business had lost most of its key engineering design staff as part of a breakaway group who started up in opposition. My function was to stabilise the business and then systematically rebuild the Viking brand to its former place as market leader. In March 2017 the business was purchased by Systemair from Sweden. Re-establishing the business has had its challenges from an investment perspective as well as brand opposition. Overseeing the engineering support for the factory functions as well as the resource management.

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