Leon was born in Cape Town and completed his studies in Civil Engineering. Before joining Netafim South Africa in 1996, he gained 8 years’ work experience on various civil projects, and also worked for Andrag as an irrigation designer for 3 years.
Since joining Netafim South Africa, he has progressed from the sales to the technical department and is currently responsible for business development. Leon has local and international experience in various technical disciplines including: drip and micro-irrigation; filtration; valves; air valves; flow meters; fertiliser injection; automation; greenhouse irrigation and climate control; as well as system maintenance and scheduling.
The dynamic irrigation sector includes all the disciplines of engineering, allowing him to stay focussed, while living his passion and continuing on his journey of life-long learning.
His vision includes making a difference in the irrigation industry, by utilising our country’s scares resources (ground, water and power) responsibly to ensure sustainable food production.