John has over 25 years of management experience including serving as Managing Director (Current position) for Preformed Line Products South Africa, Operations – Production – Business Development Manager and National Services Manager at previous assignments. He has extensive experience in the running of a business as well as having been involved in three current international acquisitions for Preformed Line Products Corporation.
He has gained experience in directing a wide range of administrative and operational situations, in many management roles and initiatives, organisational strategy and structure, sales and marketing of capital equipment and consumable products, compilation of budgets, financial controls, procurement, staff relations, training and development, quality management, project management and the running of a manufacturing facility.
He has tutored Business Management for UNISA and the Open University in the United Kingdom, has lectured Business Strategy on the MBA Program, Financial and General Management. He has also lectured Business Strategy at the local University of Technology and Project Management at Varsity College.
He passed his MBA Cum Laude in October 2000, and his dissertation topic was “An Exploratory Study into the Effects of Sales Forecasting on the ‘Value Chain’ of the Brittan Healthcare Group”.