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Willem de Villiers

Willem de VilliersDirector
Willem began his career as a Design Technician in 1974 in electrical and electronic services. This instilled a love for the profession, leading him to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) at the University of Stellenbosch.

Willem is registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineer. He has a wide range of experience, from engineering for petrochemical plants both onshore and offshore to industrial installations, electrical reticulation services, electrical and mechanical building services, commercial installations, automation, controls and drives as well as hazardous location classification and systems engineering.

In addition, Willem undertakes forensic investigations for static flash fires at fuel offloading installations as well as fatal accidental electrocutions. He is also convenor of the working group to rewrite SABS 10089 Part 2.

In 2001 he began mentoring Ashley Verhulp, Cyntech’s Chairman, and their relationship grew from strength to strength, culminating in the creation of Cyntech. Willem’s many years of experience in the industry makes him invaluable to the team.