Executive Committee

The cumulative ferrous and non-ferrous experience of the executives is ±130yrs.  We have detailed knowledge of technology, high-end manufacture, quality control, R&D, industrial processes, operations and construction on smelters and related plants.  Our expertise cover civil, structural, metallurgical, mechanical, piping, electrical and automation engineering.

Andrew van Niekerk

Andrew van Niekerk

Managing Director

B.Eng (Chem: Mineral Processing), PrEng, BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)

One of the original founders of Metix (Pty) Ltd and director of various Metix subsidiaries, Andrew started his career with Samancor. He is experienced in the marketing , design and execution of metallurgical plants, technology equipment and turnkey projects in the ferrous and non ferrous industries. His focus on client relationships, project performance and employee development ensures that Metix remains a market leader.

Wynand Moolman

Wynand Moolman

Projects Director

B. Eng (Metallurgy), GDE (Pyrometallurgy), PPM (Practical project management)

Wynand, as a director of Metix (Pty) Ltd and various Metix subsidiaries, is experienced in the operation, management, design, construction and commissioning of ferrous and non-ferrous plants. His passion for project management and safety, from his early days at Samancor, has been the cornerstone of Metix’s evolution into executing bigger turnkey projects, promoting the continuous delivery of first class projects worldwide.

Francois Visser

Francois Visser

Financial Director

CA (SA)

Francois qualified as a chartered accountant in 2006 and performed and completed his articles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Johannesburg. He joined an international mining house where he gained extensive experience in accounting, costs control, treasury, administration, forecasting, HR and other financial management fields. Francois was appointed as financial director of Metix in 2017 and brings a wealth of multi-organisational reporting and financial management skills to Metix (Pty) Ltd.

Klaus Schmale

Klaus Schmale

Deputy Sales Director

Dipl. -Ing.

Klaus is a mechanical engineer with 30 years experience in the SMS group. He has been responsible for sales and implementation of several steel plants in the world, with key input to design, project management, execution and commissioning. These plants comprised of SAF’s, gas cleaning, dedusting as well as energy recovery systems. Klaus plays a key role in synchronising Metix’s sales, design and execution activities with the SMS group.

Brett Belford

Brett Belford

Technology Equipment Manager

B.Eng (Mechanical), PrEng

Brett is a professional mechanical engineer who started his career with SA breweries. Since joining Metix he has refined his skills in the fields of design, analysis, fabrication, quality control, installation and commissioning of ferrous and non-ferrous furnaces, including the associated technology equipment. His commitment to assist clients and keen interest to support Metix technology products makes him a proud member of our team.

Marco van Niekerk

Marco van Niekerk

SMP Manager

BSc (Eng, Mechanical)

Marco, our Structural, Mechanical and Piping manager, started his career at Bateman and specialises in multi-disciplinary engineering management and deliverables. He has been involved in the value chain of project engineering and heads up the company’s drive for Building Information Management (BIM) and Design for Construction (D4C) practices. He brings vast experience in the construction and commissioning of plants to Metix.

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