Deon v.


Many years of mechanical experience, problem solving and managerial experience, makes me the perfect candidate for this position. Although I do not have much experience with horticulture, my mechanical expertise in a vast spectrum of machinery, pumps and in the manufacturing environment, coupled with co-ordination, technical and managerial experience, will be beneficial to a position of this nature. During my tenure at Zululand Steam from 2011-2013 I was in control of a 5-hectare Green House project at Dube Trade Port with a Dutch supplier. We were responsible for the CO2, Hot water for space heating, and Irrigation installations in all the Green Houses.


National (Country) Technical Manager (including business development, tenders & costing)
South Africa
September-2017 - Present

Promoted from Regional Manager to National Manager.
Technical site analysis and solutions
Direct and manage all aspects of tenders, costing and new business nationally

Regional Manager Gauteng branch
South Africa
November-2013 - August-2017

Establish and grow a new branch for the KZN based Company in Gauteng.
Secure a market share for the Company in the mechanical engineering industry in Gauteng.
Manage day to day activities of the branch inclusive of costing, HR and all other business-related activities.
Grew the Branch from a 3-employee operation to 120 plus employee operation from a R20 million p/a turnover to a turnover in excess of R180 million per annum.

Consultant - technical
RHDHV Consulting Engineers
South Africa
September-2013 - October-2013

Carry out survey on mechanical installations at two hospitals, compile status quo report, compile service and maintenance schedules and combine information into a Tender Document.

Regional Manager KZN branch
Advanced Industrial Technologies (AI-TEC)
South Africa
June-2011 - September-2013

Conducted Weekly Co-ordination meetings with the various Project managers.
Compile monthly reports and budgetary forecasts to assist the Operational Director.
Revitalise Customer Relationships and secure R 90 million in new contracts.
Retrenced, as the company went into liquidation.

H & D Solar
South Africa
January-2008 - June-2011

Operated a small plumbing business, specializing in solar installations.

50% shareholder (member/director)
Zululand Steam Group of Companies
South Africa
May-1998 - November-2007

Zululand Steam consisted of 9 branches nationally as well as in Africa. We mainly specialized in mechanical maintenance projects.

Management of all the Closed Co-operations in the group as well as the duties whilst being an Estimator.
Project manager for various 3-year mechanical & electrical Repair and Maintenance contracts at prisons and hospitals for the Department of Public Works, South Africa.
Managed all aspects of Human Recourses as well as CCMA disputes.
November 2007 - Sold 50% shareholding in Zululand Steam Group due to personal reasons

Zululand Steam Group of Companies
South Africa
January-1995 - April-1998

Preparation of tenders and quotations for services and new installations.
Manage projects, from ordering material to site supervision, attending site meetings, liaising with consultants and invoicing.
Assist with all aspects of labour relations.
Act as assistant to the General Manager.

Zululand Steam Group of Companies
South Africa
November-1990 - December-1994

Carry out duties in the following disciplines:
Steam Boiler installations, pipework, electrical and rigging, Hot and Coldwater reticulations, Steam and Condensate reticulations, install kitchen, laundry, sterilizing and central heating and cooling equipment and Chilled water reticulations. Services and repairs on hospital equipment.

Milwright apprentice
Zululand Steam Group of Companies
South Africa
July-1988 - November-1990
National Service
South African Airforce
South Africa
July-1986 - July-1988


Witbank Technical College
South Africa
January-1989 - April-1989

Subjects :
Engineering Science
Engineering Drawings

Bsc (BEng) - did not complete
University of Johannesburg
South Africa
January-1985 - July-1986

I could not complete my studies, due to other financial obligations.
Left university and started my first job.

Matric / National Senior Certificate
Witbank Technical High School
South Africa
January-1980 - December-1984

Matriculated with Exemption.
Afrikaans (HG),
English (HG),
Mathematics (HG),
Science (HG),
Technical Drawings (HG),
Electronics (HG)