After completing his school career, Edward joined the textile industry, working in the quality department. He then transitioned to the building industry, reporting directly to the CA - where his core functions were administrative in nature and included assisting the quantity surveyor, when needed.
After working as a telesales clerk at Gili Irrigation, he joined Intech Irrigation, reporting to the MD, Etienne Erasmus. In September 1994 he joined Netafim as Warehouse Manager and was also responsible for telesales.He was later promoted to Customer Service Manager, and then progressed to his current position as Operations, Logistics and Customer Service Manager. Today, almost 25 years later, the Operations, Logistics and Customer Service department has grown to a strong and dedicated team of 27 individuals.
Netafim is the world’s largest agricultural company. They value their employees greatly and constantly empower them with the necessary tools, knowledge and training through a combination of different learning initiatives.
Edward strongly believes this is one of the reasons for Netafim South Africa’s success, as the company invests considerable time and determined effort in their staff. A happy employee equates to a well-pleased customer.