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SparksElectrialNewsWith the impending retirement of outgoing HellermannTyton South Africa Managing Director, Rod Dewing, changes have been made to ensure that the company continues to prosper. Claude Middleton has been announced as the new MD – previously Director: Sales and Marketing – and Gerhard van Rooyen – previously Director: Finance – is the new Director: Finance and Operations. 

“Although there are changes at the top, we are still HellermannTyton, and will continue giving customers the same quality product and the same service levels they have come to expect,” says Middleton.

Personality of the Month: Francesco Abbate, Spazio Lighting

Francesco Abbate, Managing Director of Spazio Lighting is a man who does not rest on his laurels. Despite founding and running one of the leading lighting companies in South Africa for 30 years, one of the things he enjoys most about his job is continuously staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies, along with observing other businesses’ strategies to help him to improve the company.

Sizzling Summer Holiday competition

At the beginning of 2019, the Sparks Electrical News team invited the companies who had participated in our Sizzling Summer Holidays competition for lunch and to do the draw for the prize-winners at the picturesque Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in Linksfield. Welcome drinks were on hand as the guests arrived before Karen Grant, publisher at Crown Publications welcomed the industry representatives. The lucky winners were then drawn by each sponsor before a delicious lunch was enjoyed and some relaxed networking time was taken advantage of. Sparks Electrical News would like to congratulate each of the seventeen prize winners, and thank the sponsors for once again supporting this popular initiative.

Talking electricity with Andrew Luke Dapshis

Due to the current load shedding and Eskom’s endless problems, a lot of people have turned to generators and automatic change over panels to handle a quick and seemingly easy transition from the grid to backup solutions. Many of the latest automatic change over panels have numerous measuring devices working through a controller that constantly monitors your mains supply along with your generator’s load in order to best protect your electrical infrastructure.

Buyers Guide

The February Buyers’ Guide lists manufacturers and distributors of products and services for Distribution Boards, Switches, Sockets and Protection

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Crown Publications, one of South Africa’s largest business-to-business publishing houses, came into existence in 1986. Since then, the company has grown from producing a single magazine, Electricity SA (renamed Electricity+Control), to publishing six monthly magazines, three quarterlies, and a number of engineering handbooks.