NovaMarine team

Together in safety

Susan Meldrum
Susan MeldrumDivisional Manager
As Operations Manager, Susan’s focus is on ensuring that NovaMarine’s stations are technically in line with all IMO and ISO regulations and that yearly audits are conducted by the classification societies to ensure compliance with all regulations.

With a strong belief in effective leadership at all levels as well as teamwork, Susan’s customer-centric focus has been gained from over 20 years in the service industry across a number of portfolios.

Barbra Pieters
Barbra PietersCustomer Service Manager
Barbra worked in the Marine Hydraulic industry for nine years specialising in sales and administration before joining NovaMarine in 2015 as a client service agent. Having worked her way up to the position of Service Manager in 2017, she has gained an excellent track record in the marine safety equipment market. In her role, she is responsible for managing customer accounts, queries, jobs and mobilisation of technicians local and offshore.

With a good track record of problem solving, Barbra runs a team that covers the following divisions Lifeboat servicing, Fire Equipment servicing, Chandling Administration, customer queries and Marine Equipment internal sales.

Louis Coetzee
Louis CoetzeeCountry Manager – Namibia
Before Louis joined the NovaMarine team he worked for 15 years in the shipping industry in various operational roles where he worked his way up to become a liner port captain who was responsible for both Angola and Namibia, tasked to improve productivity and efficiency in all operational aspects of the company.

With strong leadership skills and the ability to build long term relationships with all stakeholders his main focus remains around customer centricity, ensuring the company understands the needs of all their customers and provide a product over and above expectations.

Geraad Killian
Geraad KillianBranch Manager - Durban
Geraad joined the NovaMarine team in Durban in June 2021 as the Operations Team Leader. Included in his portfolio was the overseeing of the fire equipment and life raft servicing station and team. His strong and positive work ethic make him a welcome addition to this already vibrant and dynamic team.

After a successful 2021 it was decided to move Geraad into the Branch Manager position.

Geraad has a strong technical background in the engineering field along with more than 10 years work experience in Managerial positions. His experience in the engineering field means that the NovaMarine Technologies division is in good hands and this will be a great advantage to increasing our service offering in Durban and surrounding areas.

Geraad is a welcome addition to the team and we look forward to the seeing the marine division in Durban boom.

Achmad Hendricks
Achmad HendricksSupply Chain Manager
Achmad joined NovaMarine in 1996 as a buyer dealing mainly with foreign suppliers. Since then he has gained significant experience through exposure to the various departments within NovaMarine was appointed to his current position as Supply Chain Manager in 2014.

Achmad is also involved in maintaining the ISO9001:2015 and SANAS ISO 17020:2012 quality management systems for the company.

Richard Abbott
Richard AbbottTechnical Manager
With over 10 years of experience in the machine shop, production, plant maintenance and equipment repair environments as well as a further 5 years of experience specialising in the marine sector, Richard brings his operational strength to NovaMarine.

As a Red Seal Trade tested turner machinist, Richard holds a Mechanical Engineering qualification and has vast experience in repairs and maintenance in both hydraulic and mechanical equipment, marine diesel engines as well as other marine specialised products. He has a background in machining and production operations as well as marketing, costing and estimating engineering services.

NovaMarine accreditations

Providing the best

View our complete Tcertified Due Diligence report here.

We have robust in house anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies and insist on transparency in all our dealings. We are TRACE certified.

  • Across the board transparency
  • Constant lines of communication
  • Complete support & documentation

NovaMarine is certified to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standards.

We have maintained this certification, without lapse.  We are continually improving our quality processes and procedures to adapt to our customers’ needs.

NovaMarine is a B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor.

Our belief in BEE awareness, training and development is our driving force to empower the nation.

The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is a formal process of assessing and recognising whether a conformity assessment body that offers services is competent to provide such services.

NovaMarine’s fire station is SANAS accredited which allows for high pressure testing and inspections.