We are a highly skilled team with years of engineering and design experience.
Our experienced management makes sure that all your needs are met. Our mission is to surpass your expectations!
Nelson Govender (Executive Chairman)
Nelson Govender’s background includes a range of executive leadership roles focused on business management, supply chain and production/operations in the fields of resins, coatings, adhesives, renewable energy and engineering.
He currently serves as a director within various enterprises, driving growth, participating in the set up of operations and the expansion into new markets together with the development of innovative products.
These executive roles include:
· Chief Operations Officer/Director, Afriq Energy (innovative Renewable Energy solutions), current.
· Chief Operations Officer/Director, Smartfurn (flat-pack furniture manufacture)
· Director, Pavati Trading (Commercial Property Management)
· Managing Member, GOVCOM Investments cc (Property Management)
· Past - Operations Director at NCS Resins, 1982 - 2013
Nelson Govender has worked for over 30 years in the resin industry, working his way from the laboratory through to becoming the operations director and shareholder in a large concern employing over 250 staff, leading the integrated supply chain which included: Procurement, warehousing/logistics/distribution, manufacturing, QHSE, engineering (plant design, maintenance and projects).
Nelson ended his corporate career in 2013 in order to pursue individual smaller businesses as an entrepreneur
Nelson Govender has studied at various institutions.
He has obtained qualifications in:-
Production management, work study, business management, engineering
And various certificates in:-
Quality management, industrial relations, logistics, warehousing, and project management.
Business Leadership / Operations Management / Supply Chain Management / Engineering/Procurement / Logistics / Warehousing / Distribution / Manufacturing / Production / Business Development/Property Development and Management Renewable Energy
Philip Taylor (Managing Director)
Philip Taylor matriculated in 1972 and then joined JB&H as an apprentice turner/machinist whilst studying mechanical engineering. He was promoted into the mechanical drawing office where he studied further and completed his higher national certificate in mechanical engineering.
In 1981 Philip joined LHL Engineering as a design draughtsman, later to become a shareholder and be responsible for both the drawing office and contracts. In 1990 he became joint managing director and 50% shareholder with the late Sean McQuade. On Sean McQuade’s passing, Philip took control of the company as managing director and 90% shareholder. Philip has been an asset to this business and has contributed heavily in order to ensure sustainability. He has built up a solid reputation in the market.
Marshall Pillay (Works Director)
After matriculating Marshall Pillay joined LHL Engineering in 1993 as an apprentice boilermaker. He worked his way to boilermaker foreman in 2005. In 2009 Marshall became a director and a 10% shareholder. Marshall has invested all his energies into making LHL the name it is today, recognised in the industry for its reliability and fair pricing.
Quentin Le Grange (Commercial Leader)
Quentin Le Grange completed a national diploma in cost and management accounting before joining Duys Engineering in 1994. Quentin joined Central Iron Engineering in 1998 in the administration department. Central Iron Engineering was a family owned entity that focused on manufacturing specialised equipment for the sugar industry. The company evolved to become a leading manufacturer of structural steel and components for the mining industry. Quentin was appointed managing director in 2004 after acquiring 27% shareholding in Central Iron Engineering. From 2004 to 2012 the company experienced significant growth in turnover from approx. R 12 Million in 2004 to R 60 Million in 2012. The company was sold as a going concern in 2012 and Quentin was re-deployed as the commercial director. Quentin has vast experience managing both local and international contracts and has long standing relationships with key role players in the industry. He brings industry knowledge and a new client base to LHL Engineering.
GARY PAUL (QA Manager)
Gary Paul joined LHL Engineering in the early 70s as an apprentice boilermaker. After qualifying as an A grade artisan he left to broaden his skills.
He re-joined LHL Engineering in the early 80s and soon became charge hand and mentor to the new apprentices. Gary’s attention to detail and knowledge of the products was evident and he was promoted to the Quality Assurance/ Quality Control department where he studied and became a level 2 inspector and now heads up that department.