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Johny Hagedorn-Hansen

Johny matriculated at the Newtown Park Technical High School in Port Elizabeth.  He is a qualified Turner Machinist.  In 1983 he left the family business to start Multitrade Distributors.  Johny later left Port Elizabeth and moved to Johannesburg where he started selling from the boot of his car and continued to build the company to where it is today.
Pamela Van Jaarsveld

Pamela Van Jaarsveld CA(SA)

Managing Director
Pamela is a qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years post graduate experience gained at both global and local manufacturing companies. Pamela is proficient in managerial roles in areas of Finance, Sales, Procurement and HR and values the importance that these areas play in supporting and servicing all stakeholders.  When she isn’t hard at work, you’ll find her with her kiddies, family or keeping fit.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” Marianne Williamson

Mark Lotter

Mark Lotter

Sales Director
Mark is a qualified turner machinist and has been with the company since 2005. His 20 year industry experience in CNC programming, machining applications and process design allows him to assist our customers with solutions including process design, process stability, cost reduction exercises, CNC programming and turnkey projects.

“Learning never exhausts the mind” Leonardo Da Vinci

Siyabonga Gqoli

Non Executive Director

Siya is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of RSA. He has 18 years experience in Financial Services with particular focus in Capital Markets. Siya has worked for a Global Financial Services company as a legal counsel, executive director, managing director and chairperson of the board. He has served as a Trustee of various Trusts.  He has acted as a member of Board Committees including but not limited to Social and Ethics Committee as well as Risk and Audit committee.  Siya’s focus is on leadership, strategy, governance, stake holder relationships, business development and training.

“All things are possible to him that believes”


Jeanettha van Jaarsveldt

Jeanettha van Jaarsveldt

Financial Manager
Jeanettha has more than 20 years’ experience in Finance. Together with her team, she provides solid support to the business as well as outside stakeholders. She believes that success creates opportunities and that our own excellence in turn assists our customers to achieve their goals.

“Have a clear vision of your future, and take action every day to move towards it. You deserve it !” Damien Thomas

 “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.”

Siva Padayachee

Siva Padayachee

Durban Branch Manager
Siva has over 25 years experience in the Metal Cutting Industry. Other areas of experience include Technical Sales and Marketing which adds to his passion for customers satisfaction. His know-how in technical sales allows him to assist our customers with total tooling solutions including cost reduction exercises. Siva is also involved in the training programs offered by Multitrade to Technical colleges as our way of giving back to the community.

“Life can be uncertain, work can be unpredictable. But by having good friends around you, support is guaranteed”

Riaan van Heerden

Riaan van Heerden

Cape Town Branch Manager
Riaan has 27 years of experience within the metal cutting industry. He is a qualified Fitter and Turner who enjoys working with people, helping them solve problems and also enjoys learning from others.

“Be thankful”


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