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Gekko Systems makes staff additions

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Gekko Systems has appointed four new members of staff to its Canadian and South African global offices as the company continues to strengthen its delivery of customer support, sales and services around the world.

Gekko’s Co-Founder and Managing Director, Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, commented: “The quality and commitment of our global office leaders and staff is critical to deliver world-class mineral processing services and plants. We are delighted to welcome these appointees.”

Gerhard Bezuidenhout will join Gekko’s Johannesburg global office as Regional Manager, Sales and Operations for the African region.

Bezuidenhout has an extensive career in mining development, minerals processing and project and operations management, throughout various countries.

Bezuidenhout stated: “Africa has been a large market for Gekko’s equipment and services. My aim is to continue the high level of service Gekko delivers to its clients as well as expanding the company’s footprint to more countries in the African continent. Gekko’s equipment allows room for diverse applications which is an excellent fit for the African market.”

Mxolisi Ntombela, a well-qualified Chemical Engineer, joined Gekko in October last year as a Technical Process Engineer based in the Johannesburg global office.

Ntombela will focus on undertaking and overseeing a large portion of the process design work for Gekko’s African clients, which was previously performed by engineers at Gekko’s head office in Ballarat.

John Fourie joined Gekko as a Technical Services Engineer. According to the company, this new role was created to provide additional technical support to service clients in the region, as well as to meet the demands of Gekko’s expanding performance consulting division in Africa.

Greg Rasmussen has been appointed Gekko’s VP Sales and Operations – North America, based in Gekko’s Canadian office in Vancouver.

Rasmussen brings 30 yr experience in the Canadian minerals processing operations, including business development and operations management for Glencore Technologies.

“Client feedback indicates that Gekko’s Vancouver office is delivering a high level of technology and support to clients in North America. My focus is to continue this commitment as well as developing new relationships with mining companies in the region.” Rasmussen said.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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