Personnel

Dailena Pienaar:

Dailena is the Managing Director of NviroTek Labs and was co-responsible for the initial business plan and the establishment of the company. She joined the Tiger Foods group initially as a microbiologist and then laboratory manager and thereafter moved over to the animal feeds industry as quality manager. She was responsible for the establishment of a central laboratory for Meadow feeds northern region; and then was one of the founding members of CAL, Pelindaba and the branch in Somerset West. Her initial position with CAL was that of operations director and then she was promoted to General Manager. Dailena also did consult in the petroleum, agronomy and feed industries. She obtained her B.Sc.Agric degree at the University of the Orange Free State and completed courses in Marketing (Damelin) and General Management (University of Pretoria). Dailena has extensive management experience in the laboratory industry and values integrity, quality, and service excellence.

Francois Reeders:

Francois is the Operations Manager at NviroTek Labs and was involved in the planning and set up of the laboratory. Francois has 30 years’ experience in laboratory work and was involved in the following agriculture laboratories: SGS, CAL Pelindaba, Northwest Co-operative, Sentraalwes Co-operative and the Department of Agriculture. He completed his National Higher Diploma in Analytical Chemistry at the Pretoria Technikon. Francois has a thorough understanding and knowledge of the analytical needs of stakeholders in agriculture and passionately strives towards customer service. He specializes in especially soil, water, fertilizer, liming material, and plant analyses.

Georgie Johnson:

Georgie is the Section Manager for feeds, leaves, NU-Test and Organic material. She has in-depth knowledge and experience of the feeds industry and drives quality and turnaround time of results. She initially joined the Tiger Foods group in the milling division laboratory and later moved over to Meadow Feeds. Georgie was the laboratory manager: animal feeds, at CAL Pelindaba and later became involved in the planning and set-up of NviroTek labs.

The Team

The best experience in the Agri-laboratory industry has been gathered at NviroTek Labs. Our technicians jointly have more than 80 years’ experience in laboratory work which they gained whilst being employed at North West Co-op, SGS and CAL Pelindaba. The original team has grown from 16 to 46 and we are proud to have some younger members with experience in related fields, joining the company.