Our Team

Andre' Jooste - Managing Director

 

Andre has more than 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry. Including 12 years in the Petroleum Industry of which 5 as General manager responsible for a lubricant blending plant (grease and lubricants).  

 

The last 15 years he used the experience he gained inside the oil industry to help companies improve production reliability by providing strategies and equipment to ensuring lubricants are free of particle and water contamination and that the correct amount of grease is dispensed into bearings. ​

 

Andre also spent 4 years as a part time lecturer for MBA and other post-graduate students and has given guest lectures and presentations on marketing and negotiations skills in 10 different countries. 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts. Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Johannesburg University (formerly  RAU);

  • Bachelor of Arts. (Hons), University of Pretoria (cum laude);

  • Bachelor of Arts. University of Pretoria. 

Additional senior management courses:

 

  • Petroleum and energy studies: Institut Francais du Petrole, Paris, France;

  • Energy studies: College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Oxford University, England;

  • Marketing: Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, presented at the Post Graduate School, University of Cape Town, Cape Town;

  • Marketing + MDP: Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Witwatersrand

 

Karin Grobler

 

Karin has more than 20 years experience as a systems and business analyst with strong process management skills. She has a focus on continuous improvement and achieving operational efficiency and increasing client satisfaction while lowering cost

 

EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration (Melbourne Business School , 2012)

Bachelor of Commerce (University of South Africa, RSA)

Bachelor of Arts (University of Pretoria, RSA)

Graduate diploma in Web Development (Media Design School, Auckland NZ)

 

CERTIFICATION

Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) (Project Management Institute, USA)

 

Bryn Pearson - Director
 

Bryn has 25 years of business experience including asociation with:

  • BOC Group  - 10 years from trainee sales to Product Manager

  • Fedgas (Messer Griesheim) – Commercial/Divisional Manager incorporating manufacture plant, marketing and sales

  • FedExpress – Regional Sales Manager, accredited Sales Trainer

  • Kymco Australia GM Ops and Area Manager

  • Management Consultant

 

EDUCATION

BComm

Postgraduate studies in Advanced Management.

 

 

Avril Nel Pearson

 

Avril has a background in Science and Biology teaching, Corporate Computer training, Sales & Distribution, Graphic Design, Website Development & Maintenance, Sport Development. Director of Netdesk Pty Ltd (Website design and maintenance, graphic design)

 

Avril also has skills and experience in data mangement, HR systems, event planning and advertising as well as creating a workable, organised business environment in the workplace.

 

Avril also has experience and qualifications in mediation and negotiating.

 

EDUCATION :

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Johannesburg (formerly RAU)

  • Postgraduate Teaching Diploma, University of Johannesburg

  • Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design

  • Mediation Consulting training - Department of Justice, Melbourne

 

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