Pasdec Appoints Willem Olivier as General Manager Manufacturing


Pasdec Automotive Technologies Botswana is pleased to announce the appointment of Willem Olivier to the position of General Manager Manufacturing at the company’s plant in Lobatse, Botswana.

Willem is eminently qualified for this key role by virtue of both his academic qualifications and in-depth experience in the automotive electrical wiring harness industry. He has also worked extensively with major automotive manufacturers (OEMs), as well as global component suppliers.

In 2005 Willem graduated with a BSc (Honours) degree in Industrial Technology and Management. His dissertation centred on Work in Progress (WIP), exploring the principles of Lean Manufacturing, JIT Supply, CONWIP and KANBAN. He received an award as Best Learner for this dissertation.

Willem has worked for Pasdec Automotive Technologies for more than 21 years. During his tenure as Technician and later as Sales and Engineering Manager, Procurement Manager and Senior General Manager, Willem has implemented new products and processes, ISO, preventative maintenance, commercial and legal compliance and business development. Willem is a certified ISO TS16949 Internal Auditor and is well versed in all aspects of the production environment, in terms of ERP, MS, MRP and most forms of production planning.

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