General Manager Operations @ Pump and Abrasion Technologies
Principal Consulting Engineer @ OMD Industrial Systems - Engineering / Equipment / Service
Procurement and Inbound Supply Consultant @ Resolve Solution Partners
Personal MBA (self learning programme) @
An experienced and well-rounded engineering and management professional, presently spearheading the strategic growth and expansion of Pump and Abrasion Technologies - servicing the mining and metals processing industries with premium quality pumping solutions. Pump and Abrasion is the OEM of Battlemax Slurry Pumps, Battlesub Submersible Pumps, Battlechem chemical pumps and Battlestream Clearwater Pumps. These products carry the
An experienced and well-rounded engineering and management professional, presently spearheading the strategic growth and expansion of Pump and Abrasion Technologies - servicing the mining and metals processing industries with premium quality pumping solutions. Pump and Abrasion is the OEM of Battlemax Slurry Pumps, Battlesub Submersible Pumps, Battlechem chemical pumps and Battlestream Clearwater Pumps. These products carry the Easy, Cost Effective, Reliable promise.
Francois' career started in engineering and management consulting before changing direction into various manufacturing businesses and more recently general management. His experience and rare blend of conceptual and analytical skills have made him a proficient and rounded engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and management professional.
With a questioning nature and highly innovative approach, Francois has a knack for crafting break-through, game-changing strategies as well as the drive and determination to implement them. As a result he has successfully leveraged his dual qualification in mechanical and industrial engineering and keen business acumen in several different industries and capacities. In doing so Francois has displayed versatility, adaptability and rapid learning, and consistently delivered excellent results.
Specialties: Mining, minerals processing, slurry pumps, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, general management, process improvement, optimisation, cost reduction, strategic sourcing, capital projects, manufacturing strategy, production planning and control, logistics, supply chain, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, lean manufacturing, agile, world-class, low cost country sourcing, capital projects, MRO / MROP procurement, steel, tube and pipe, ERW, tube mills, six sigma, tankers, trailers, electric motors, automotive components
General Manager Operations @ Pump and Abrasion is the OEM of Battlemax, BattleStream and BattleSub pump solutions to the mining, industrial and agricultural markets. It also offers premium quality after-market slurry and clear water pump spares at competitive prices and at a high level of service excellence. The service offering includes the supply of complete pump sets (comprising pump, motor base, electric motor, drive and accessories).
www.pumpandabrasion.co.za From February 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) Sunderland RidgePrincipal Consulting Engineer @ From September 2013 to February 2014 (6 months) East Rand, South AfricaProcurement and Inbound Supply Consultant @ From November 2013 to January 2014 (3 months) CenturionGeneral Manager / Executive @ From October 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 1 month) Witfield, JohannesburgTechnical Manager - Steel Tube and Pipe @ From October 2009 to October 2012 (3 years 1 month) Elandsfontein, Gauteng, South AfricaActing Group Technical Head @ From July 2012 to September 2012 (3 months) IsandoSBU Manager - Tubemills @ From October 2007 to September 2009 (2 years) Elandsfontein, Gauteng, South AfricaGeneral Manager - Logistics @ From May 2007 to September 2008 (1 year 5 months) Isando, Gauteng, South AfricaPlanning Manager @ From January 2003 to May 2007 (4 years 5 months) Elandsfontein, Gauteng, South AfricaIndustrial and Process Engineering Manager @ From June 2000 to December 2002 (2 years 7 months) Brits, North West, South AfricaIndustrial Engineering Manager @ From January 1998 to April 2000 (2 years 4 months) Chamdor, Krugersdorp, South AfricaIndustrial Engineer @ From May 1997 to December 1997 (8 months) Silverton, Pretoria, South AfricaSystems and Logistics Engineer @ From January 1995 to April 1997 (2 years 4 months) Meyerspark, Pretoria, South AfricaManaging Member @ From January 1992 to December 1996 (5 years) Stellenbosch, South AfricaMechanical Engineering Student @ From November 1992 to December 1992 (2 months) PretoriaMechanical Engineering Student @ From November 1991 to December 1991 (2 months) Pretoria
Wharton MBA Foundation Series @ University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School From 2013 to 2013 Personal MBA (self learning programme) @ PMBA From 2008 to 2011 Black Belt @ Six Sigma Academy / Robor From 2004 to 2004 GDE @ Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch From 1994 to 1995 B.Eng. @ Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch From 1990 to 1993 GIBSGIBSPaarl Boys HighPaarl Boys High Francois De Villiers is skilled in: Lean Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Logistics, Strategic Sourcing, Steel, Cost Reduction, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Strategy, Optimisation, Agile, Capital Projects, Low Cost Country..., Manufacturing, Procurement, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Engineering, Operations Management, Product Development, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Contract Negotiation, Problem Solving, Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Team Building, Customer Relations, Process Engineering, Change Management, Supply Chain, Automotive, Planning, Contract Management, Business Process..., Production Planning, Operational Excellence, Business Planning, International Business, Strategy Development, Global Sourcing, Metallurgy, Materials Management, Management, Project Planning, Manufacturing..., Mechanical Engineering, Quality Management
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