with a global perspective
A global perspective on local development
Educated and trained in England as a craft apprentice, metallurgist and manufacturing engineer in the automotive industry
Moved to Cape Town as chief metallurgist for British/German diesel engine manufacturer
Moved to Johannesburg as business development manager for foundry products and equipment company.
Relocated to StrikoWestofen GmbH in Germany to develop aluminum and magnesium furnace sales in Asia Pacific, India, S Africa, USA and UK.
Relocated to Holland, Michigan to successfully start full local manufacture of melting furnaces
Left StrikoWestofen in December 2015 to create fontec-global LLC and make available this broad range of international experience in the metallurgical, ferrous and non-ferrous foundry and heat treatment industries developed over 5 decades and 6 continents.
From craft apprentice to Managing Director via, technical, manufacturing, sales/commercial, marketing and management activities has provided a broad and deep understanding of the needs of foundry and heat treatment industries, and now looking for opportunities to put these skills to work to help develop sustainable businesses in these sectors and to pass on this knowledge to the next generation of technologists for the future.
A focus on metallurgical processes and industries and on diagnostic and analytic skills (teaching curiosity) is an important part of this development process, and a high emphasis on ethics and integrity and on mentoring, communication and team building.