After matriculating at Kuschke High School in 1976, he went for military training. George joined DB Thermal as an apprentice in 1980. George qualified as a coded welder (TUV Approval T7) in 1981. He has 34 year’s experience in the Mining, Petrochemical, Power Generation and Construction Industry.
He was promoted in 1983 as a Mechanical Foreman and in 1984 to a Senior Foreman and in 1986 as a Site Manager. He was then leading the Company Occupational Risk department as part of his responsibilities reporting to the CEO. George was then promoted to Head Office as a Project Manager in 1989 responsible for Engineering Projects on Power Generation Plants, Refineries and Mining Engineering Projects.
George has extensive experience in Design, Fabrication and Erection of projects and he successfully completed a project for Stone and Webster an American based company on Sasol 1 as a Site Manger in a world record time of eight weeks which included the demolition of a complete Ethylene Heater of 270 t in 5 days including radiant and convection sections. Installed a new high tech design, high pressure super-efficient radiant and convection coils, 48 USX heat exchangers and reconfigured high temperature piping, incorporating 200 constant effort & variable load supports and modifications to steelwork. Civils, Control and Instrumentation, Electrical, Refractory’s was part of his responsibilities. This project was executed in time and in budget.
George then started his own company in 1995 and specialized in mobile crushing and screening plants, mobile beneficiation plants and successfully completed projects in the De Beers, BHP Billiton, Anglo Coal and Eskom.