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Long Service Awards Highlight Lonza's Depth of Expertise
Denise Conradie and Kesun Govender

In an era where job hopping is common and competition for skills amongst companies in the same sector is high, Lonza’s recent Long Service Awards ceremony highlighted the company’s depth of expertise in the wood preservation market. This year, six employees were acknowledged for the role they played in the business and its evolution over a combined period of more than 8 decades. 

“While we are proud of our products, services, and technology – nothing matches the pride we have in our accomplished staff. They are one of our greatest strengths as they make it possible for our customers to draw on decades of experience – be it for Tanalith® C preservative, engineering or technical support. Our depth of expertise and long-standing relationships are the foundation for reaching our goals to consistently deliver quality products and quality service,” said JJ du Plessis, Senior Business Manager of Lonza South Africa.

Customer account manager, Absolom Mngomezulu, was recognized for a milestone contribution of 34 years’ that dates as far back as 1984 when Lonza was still known as Hickson Timber Preservation.  

An impressive 20-year service award went to maintenance technician, William Ngcamu and Denise Conradie was acknowledged for her 15-year contribution in compliance and quality assurance. General assistant, Luyanda Qumbisa; financial accountant, Saloshinee Judnarain and production supervisor, Patrick Nkwanyana each received 5 years’ service awards.

Du Plessis added that Lonza is known for being focused on the development of its staff to ensure that they are empowered and motivated to reach their fullest potential. He said that the company believes that each employee adds value to the business through their vast amount of experience, thereby ensuring the sustainability and future of Lonza in the wood preservation market.

Denise Conradie – who holds a master’s degree in wood science, a bachelor’s degree of science, an MDP with Stellenbosch and a higher educational degree – thanked Lonza for recognizing the service and commitment of its staff and for giving them the opportunity to grow in their careers. “I am extremely proud to work for this globally recognised company and every time I meet another person working for Lonza, I am reminded of the honour associated with this respected brand,” she said.

“To work within this industry over the past 34 years has been a privilege and every day I continue to grow within our business. I see myself working for Lonza until I retire,” added Absolom Mngomezulu.

Patrick Nkwanyana, concluded, “As I look to the future, I see myself embracing my trade more and more as a chemical engineer with Lonza”.

Source: Lonza Wood

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