NovaMarine team

Together in safety

Neil Harrison
Neil HarrisonGeneral Manager
Having joined NovaMarine in 2014 Neil has many years of experience in the Marine Safety & Services Industry. In addition he has had the opportunity to gain significant knowledge about the services that NovaMarine has to offer which include – Lifeboats, Life rafts, Fire, Equipment and Chandling.

Before joining Novamarine, Neil had the opportunity to work in the IT Sector, Construction and the Plant and Machinery Industry, providing him with a firm foundation of experience in a range of diverse and challenging environments.

Susan Meldrum
Susan MeldrumOperations 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 PietersService 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.

Pedro Sanchez
Pedro SanchezChandling Manager
Pedro joined the company in 1984 and has over 35 years of experience at NovaMarine as a ship supplier and procurement manager.

He has grown in and with the company and now holds a managerial position where he is tasked with customs liaison, technical and general procurement, logistic, quotations and the overall running of the Chandling Division within NovaMarine. His contacts with the foreign fishing fleets has proved invaluable and he is fluent in Spanish.

Iederees Williams
Iederees WilliamsOperations Manager Warehousing
Iederees has been working in the logistics, import and export sectors since the early 2000’s and has extensive experiencing in manage bonded as well as duty-paid warehousing.

Since joining NovaMarine he has worked his way up from Store Controller to Operations Manager where he is tasked with quoting, bond store and warehouse operating procedures, fleet management and deliveries and customer liaison.

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.

JP Jansen van Vuuren
JP Jansen van VuurenProcurement Officer
Since joining NovaMarine in 2013, JP has worked his way up to his current position where he is tasked with customer liaison, quoting, and invoicing.

He is an experienced procurement officer with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry borne from his experience with the group in the survival / raft servicing department.

NovaMarine accreditations

Providing the best

hesper engineering is trace certified.

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
hesper engineering iso 9001 Certified

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 3 Contributor.

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