30 October, 2019
Lonza - Tried, Tested and Trusted
management team represents a combined 75 years of industry
left to right) Martin Reddy (Environmental Health &
Safety Manager); Kesun Govender (Operations Manager); Denise
Conradie (Quality Assurance and Technical Manager); JJ du
Plessis (Senior Business Manager) and Ross Skorpen
For over 80 years, Lonza Wood Protection has
been pioneering and developing customer and market focused preservative and fire-retardant
protection technologies for timber.
"When you have global credibility of this
scale, the bar is set high for local success. And Lonza Wood Protection South
Africa has earned its stripes, not just by leveraging a recognized brand, but through
the long list of successful quality projects it has under its belt," says JJ du
Plessis, Senior Business Manager of Lonza Wood Protection South Africa.
"Like all organisations that have been around for decades, the passage of
time is accompanied by personnel changes, but our core philosophy and commitment
to our customers and to elevating the Lonza brand remains the same. This
commitment is reflected through tried, tested and trusted products and
exceptional customer service.
"Lonza's products speak for themselves and our
service and continuous to be backed by a devoted management team. This team has
outstanding technical and engineering capabilities, and we remain a repository
of knowledge and expertise. We also maintain a robust technical data base of
research and development. In addition, we often network with our Technical
Centres around the globe to ensure that we remain abreast of changing global
trends and developments. But most importantly, our passion for the industry stands
out in the day-to-day business operations," explains du Plessis.
The management team is made up of familiar
faces who represent a combined 75 years of expertise. Operations Manager, Kesun
Govender; Financial Manager, Ross Skorpen; Quality Assurance and Technical
Manager, Denise Conradie, Senior Business Manager, JJ du Plessis and Environmental
Health & Safety Manager, Martin Reddy, have all played a pivotal role in
Lonza South Africa's journey to date.
"Our team has always, and will always, authentically
promote Lonza products and services through a depth of expertise that heightens
Lonza's eminence in the marketplace," concludes du Plessis.