Kobus Olivier takes the helm in Hytec's Mpumalanga region

The 1st of June 2017 marked the official appointment of Kobus Olivier to the position of Hytec Mpumalanga Area Manager. Climbing the corporate ladder at a rapid pace, Kobus, who has in excess of 20 years’ experience in the hydraulics industry, joined Hytec in Witbank as Technical Sales Representative in 2007 where he spent some time before transferring to Hytec Steelpoort. 2009 saw Kobus appointed Branch Manager of Hytec Steelpoort, a position he held until 2012 when he was appointed Branch Manager at Hytec Secunda.

His performance at branch manager level resulted in his current appointment. Reporting to Regional Manager Ralph Palphramand, Kobus, who describes his career highlight as “to be a part of this wonderful company,” is responsible for 36 personnel reporting to him. He outlines his responsibilities as managing sales; delivering financial objectives; developing new talent and acquiring strategic resources; creating and steering brand awareness; and promoting and implementing company procedures, among others.

With a Diploma in Operations Management under his belt, Kobus says that his 20 years’ hydraulics experience covering the mining and steel industries helps him bring value to his position. “Having worked in the Mpumalanga region for most of my career facilitated a familiarity with the industry in the area and allowed me to build numerous, reliable contacts.

Both of which will help me add value to Hytec in Mpumalanga and the Group,” he points out. Married to Joarita, the couple has two sons, Ulrich and Erik, and Kobus lists their favourite holiday destination as Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a location where he is able to practice wildlife photography, his most enjoyable hobby. On the subject of leisure activities, Kobus loves the outdoors and runs both marathons and ultra-marathons. When not outside training he enjoys reading and opts for inspirational and motivational literature. Hytec is the hydraulic specialist company within the Hytec Group, specialising in the single-source supply of hydraulic components to turnkey hydraulic systems.

Contact Hytec in Mpumalanga today on +27 (0)17 631 3008 to grow your business in the region
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