Having recently arrived from South Africa, our new COO, Johan, has already made a positive impact on our operations. Read on to learn more about what makes him tick.
What do you do at Chemical Solutions?
I am the Chief Operations Officer. This entails a wide variety of business functions and projects.
What led you to this career step?
As a family we have been looking at relocating to New Zealand for some time. Terry, Jason, and I have been discussing the possibility of joining the CSL team for the past few years. I am truly grateful for the opportunity.
What is a typical day like?
I currently do a lot of data mining on the ERP system.
What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?
SQL database integration! Probably not the coolest thing for most, but I do find it interesting as well as challenging.
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Chemical Solutions?
How the accountants are never surprised.
What do you like to do when you aren’t working?
I do enjoy mountain biking as well as reading. My wife and I have also enjoyed exploring Auckland.
Do you have a hidden talent?
Yes, a really cool one – I can remove my thumb.