a registered professional engineer and technical executive
By training, Dick has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, holds a Government Ticket (Factories, Mechanical) and is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
His career has evolved from engineering design through factory mass-production management, construction, project and engineering management, business management and recently technical consulting.
He is both a practical, hands-on engineer familiar with a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering subjects and also a studious, academic engineer capable of detail research.
He has a thorough understanding and extensive experience with the financial and commercial side of business and good general management and communication skills gained over fifteen years in the operational management of various boat-building factories.