Welcome to the Terraco South Africa
Terraco would like to welcome Margaux de Villiers to the Terraco South Africa Sales Team.
Margaux de Villiers has been appointed as National Sales Manager for South Africa. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience having started in the Architectural Coatings Industry in 2003 with a very reputable company where she was part of that team until 2012, heading up Project sales for the greater Gauteng. More recently she has been with a very well-known Coatings raw materials distributor for the industry. This move has given her great insight into the chemistry of the actual manufacturing process of various building finishing materials.
Margaux says “Just the excitement of being involved in a project, from concept stage to completion, intrigued me, I met so many fantastic clients along the way and gathered a life time of experience about the building industry.”
We as Terraco Group are very pleased to have Margaux onboard and we are looking forward to working with her in this new and exciting venture in South Africa.
Richard started in the chemical industry way back in 1971. By 1975 he had joined the then biggest paint manufacturing company in South Africa where he gained extensive experience in pigment dispersion in different dispersion mediums, extending of mill bases, colour matching and filling of varying consistencies finished products. In 1983 he joined a polymer emulsion manufacturing company while at the same time studying and achieved a distinction in Analytical Chemistry at a Technical College. Over this period he gained invaluable experience in continuous process manufacturing of emulsions used in the construction, adhesive and coatings industry. In 1990 he looked for new learning experiences and joined a finishing material manufacturer. This was the start of him gaining texture coating manufacturing and application experience. 1996 saw Richard join a leading concrete protection material manufacturer. Extensive experience was gained in products manufacturing, substrate evaluation, surface preparation and application of almost all possible corrosion preventative coatings, screeds, membranes and acid resistant brick, ceramic, tile linings. This was followed by 4 years with a similar concrete protection material manufacturer as Factory Manager. He then went abroad to expand his horizons, joining Terraco UAE in 2007 as Technical Manager, was deputed to South Africa in June 2009 for 4 year, finally returning to the UAE in 2014. May 2017 saw the Terraco Group once again relocate Richard back to South Africa to join the successful Terraco South Africa venture to provide additional technical services to all customers and applicators.
Richard’s philosophy: For any application to be successful all aspects of any product application needs to be correct, from correct substrate evaluation, correct surface preparation, correctly skilled applicators, correctly supervised applications, correct products selection to following the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines.
Hendrik Terblanche has been appointed as Technical Service Executive for South Africa. He comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience in construction and project management, having started in the building Industry in 2007. More recently he has been with a very well-known property developer building upmarket and exclusive homes.
His role focused on pure quality control, site management and planning.
Hendrik will be in charge of Terraco SAs sites and will assist in Quality control.
Hendrik says “Due to my hands on experience in the construction industry, I’ve always appreciated the successful completion of a project.”
We as Terraco Group are very pleased to have Hendrik onboard and we are looking forward to working with him in this new and exciting venture in South Africa