Mervyn Naidoo has been appointed Group CEO of ACTOM with effect from March 1, 2017.
Naidoo, formerly Divisional CEO of ACTOM’s LH Marthinusen division, succeeds Mark Wilson, who has held the Group CEO post since 1996.
Wilson, who has been Chairman of ACTOM since 2008, retains the Chairman position.
In announcing Naidoo’s appointment as Group CEO, Wilson also announced the appointment of Andries Tshabalala as Deputy Chairman with effect from March 1, 2017. Tshabalala previously held the post of Group Executive Director.
“The Board and I would like to take this opportunity to wish Mervyn and Andries well with their new responsibilities and look forward to working together in growing and developing the ACTOM Group in the upcoming years,” Wilson commented.
Tshabalala’s main responsibilities as Deputy Chairman will be to assist both Naidoo and himself with strategy, customer liaison and empowerment, Wilson added.
Naidoo was appointed Divisional CEO of LH Marthinusen (LHM) in mid-2014. He was previously Divisional CEO of Reid & Mitchell (R&M), which he was appointed to in 2012, following ACTOM’s acquisition in early-2012 of the former Savcio Group, to which LHM, R&M and a number of other leading businesses operating in the electrical rotating machines and transformers repair markets belonged.
At the time of the acquisition Naidoo was an Executive Director of Savcio Holdings and the group’s Business Development Executive. An electrical engineer by profession, he has also held senior management posts in several other local electrical rotating machine repair companies during his 25-year career.
ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, maintenance, projects and distribution through its 40 outlets throughout Southern Africa.
ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects.
It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.
Press release compiled by Julian Kraft, J Kraft Public Relations
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Date: March 14, 2017