Grové Dicks has recently been appointed as the new Sales Manager for Tectra Automation in Gauteng. Effective 1 March 2017, Dicks is responsible for managing the company’s internal and external sales teams and innovating new strategies of growing Tectra Automation’s range of pneumatic, electric and mechanical drive technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dicks’ complements the Tectra Automation sales force with his five years’ experience with Rothenberger Tools SA as its National Sales Manager and two years’ experience with Buchel Designa, successfully managing and growing these international brands in sub-Saharan Africa. This expertise is well-suited to Tectra Automation that supplies, distributes and services world-leading pneumatic, electric and linear technology brands in the same region.
Dicks holds various qualifications ranging from Sales Training (Iliad Africa Training Academy) to Thermoplastic Welding (SAPPMA) and is a member the Institute of Plumbing South Africa, the South African Plastic Manufacturers Association and the South African Institute of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration.
On a personal note, Dicks is an avid indoor cricketer and has represented South Africa on both provincial and national levels. He and his wife, Talita, have two children, Tyler and Cayleigh.
“We congratulate Grové on his appointment and will provide all necessary support wherever required,” says Kevin Lombard, General Manager of Tectra Automation. “We wish him the best for the years ahead and have no doubt that with his expertise and international-brand experience, he will grow our product offering in new markets.”