HISTORY, CULTURE AND KEY PERSONNEL
The idea for the existence of LogiProc was born in the early 1990's, on a construction site in the far North West province of South Africa.
The camaraderie resulting from a tight construction schedule and late night commissioning activities convinced our founding shareholders that they could provide the industry with a better engineering alternative while having fun in the process.
Although our origins can be traced back to 1987, our founding shareholders, André Smit, Richard Bewsey and Johan Smit established the company in its current form in 1999.
"Culture eats strategy for breakfast" - Peter Drucker
Company culture is the most important driver in any organisation.
At LogiProc we promote a culture of integrity, honesty and trust which underpins our relationships with our people and our clients.
Our Vision, Mission & Core Values
LogiProc is a South African based, globally active, process driven, multidisciplinary engineering firm, providing high quality engineering solutions to industry.
We focus on the design, construction and commissioning of metallurgical and process plants.
We pride ourselves in being able to maximise value for money for our clients, both in terms of the services we provide and the plants we design and construct.
Our track record is testament to our client orientated, flexible and relationship-driven approach.
All of this we do, within the framework of our six core values of integrity, excellence, respect, family, relationships and “vasbyt”.
To be a leading engineering solution provider with a recognised brand by consistently delivering services that are synonymous with quality, professionalism and excellence.
Our Core Values
My word is my bond. I always act in an honest and ethical manner. I choose courage over comfort and what is right over what may be quick, easy or lucrative.
To me, excellence is not a skill it is an attitude. I always strive to achieve my personal best in professionalism, service and quality.
I have a high regard for the business at hand and the people on the team. I treat every person as I would expect to be treated if the roles were reversed.
I am committed and loyal to the LogiProc family. I care about the wellbeing of our team and support team members in the execution of their tasks. I believe in having fun, but always expect to be held accountable.
I aim to assist the team in building positive, long term relationships with our clients. “We don’t just want the first project, we want the next ten!” Our team’s success is built on the collaboration between the LogiProc family, our clients, our subcontractors and our suppliers.
Engineering isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent, It’s for the reactive and the innovative, It’s for the overcomers and the go getters. It’s LogiProc!
MEET OUR KEY PERSONNEL
JOHAN SMITManaging Director
Johan obtained his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering (with honours) at the University of Pretoria in 1992 and over the intervening 25 plus years, has had significant involvement in a variety of multi-disciplinary design and construction projects across Africa, which have most notably included directing of several major mine upgrades.
His key area of expertise lies in directing, developing, growing and marketing multidisciplinary design and project execution companies. He is also adept in all aspects of discipline design, project management, contract management (EPCM, EPC and others), site management, commissioning services, cost estimating and control, feasibility studies, planning and design management.
Johan is a founding shareholder of LogiProc and the LP group of companies
Richard's proficiency lies in Engineering in general and Process Engineering in particular and he has over 25 years’ experience in hydrometallurgical operations, process design, project work and commissioning of plants across a range of industries that predominantly include the mining & minerals industry.
Since obtaining his B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Richard has worked throughout Africa, designing and commissioning various metallurgical plants.
He is the main impetus behind the technical solutions provided by LogiProc, typically based on his detailed process and engineering knowledge of the various process plants.
Clive is a well-known and highly respected South African businessman. He is the founder and owner of the Kopano group of companies, which he established in the early 1990’s.
Clive also has a passion for education and the community which led him to become actively involved in South Africa’s educational system. He currently serves on the board of two institutions of higher learning namely:
Monash University SA (An Australian University situated in Ruimsig, Roodepoort) and South West Gauteng College (A group of training colleges situated in Roodepoort, Dobsonville, Soweto and Randburg).
Clive is a major shareholder in and Director of, LogiProc Projects where he directs the company’s operations in the mining and water treatment sectors.
André is a veteran of the South Africa Engineering Industry, having commenced his first assignment in 1976 and obtaining a NHED (Instrumentation) from Vaal Triangle University Technology in 1980.
In the intervening 40 plus years he has been involved in various roles in the industry including design, project execution and construction as well as management. He has been instrumental in the establishment of at least four successful industry related companies and currently heads up the company's EC&I division.
As a founding shareholder, he continues to be involved in day-to-day management and operations.
Nico has more than 15 years' experience in metallurgical process plant design and project execution. He excels at finding solutions and developing concepts to solve particular process plant problems.
Nico has extensive knowledge and experience in the costing of mining and metallurgical projects and has taken the lead in this field on numerous feasibility studies. He has an NHD (Mechanical, Civil and Structural Design) and a National Certificate in Multi Draughting, and is studying towards a diploma in Advanced Project Management at Unisa Business School.
Nico is one of the first LogiProc employees and also a shareholder in LogiProc
Denys is a senior project manager specialising in the management of difficult and complex projects. His ability to handle conflict in the project environment coupled with his excellent people skills has largely contributed to the successful completion of various challenging projects.
Denys has a mechanical design background, having obtained a Diploma in Project Design from the Academy of Draughting. He is studying part time towards his National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at UNISA. His 15 years plus experience includes the management of projects in the mining and metallurgical as well as water sectors. He is equally comfortable leading design and construction projects or acting as a study leader.
Denys has been with LogiProc since 2000 and continues to be a vital member of the team
THE LOGIPROC MANAGEMENT TEAM