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The STS leadership team consists of:

STS is a 30% black-owned company, with rest of the ownership held by the management team. This results in strong personal commitment and guidance to our 60 employees, providing clients with care, focus and dedication

Eric Ratshikhopha

Chairman
Eric has more than 35 years of experience in the mining industry – most recently as executive director for corporate affairs at Xstrata. Eric has been involved in industrial relations, health and safety, strategic management and corporate social investment. He brings a wealth of experience in stakeholder relations and corporate governance

Wilhelm Prinsloo

Managing Director
Wilhelm has extensive experience in the mining, metals and stainless steel industries at operational as well as corporate level. He has considerable expertise in strategic management, human resources, productivity improvement, training and industrial relations

Albert Jacobs

Director Business Development
With more than 30 years’ experience in mining and metals, Albert has a passion for the use of IT applications to improve safety in mining

Robert Curlewis

Director: IT
Robert has more than 15 years of experience in developing a range of solutions for the mining and metals industries – ranging from SAP HR applications to QlikView safety perform

Ockie Pretorius

Director responsible for operational training services
Ockie is HR systems, training and LEAN management expert with more than 20 years of experience in the mining, metals and food processing industries

Etienne van Wyk

Responsible for new technology
Dr Van Wyk is a pioneer in the use of 3D animation and virtual reality in training applications in South Africa

Johan Bouwer

New Product Development
Experienced in programming, animation and scriptwriting

Mahendra Beekarum

Production Manager
Experienced in programming, animation and scriptwriting