A Leader in the Industry with Quality Guaranteed

MANAGEMENT

Our experienced management makes sure that all your needs are met. Our mission is to surpass your expectations!


Nelson Govender (Executive Chairman)

Nelson Govender’s background includes a range of executive leadership roles focused on business management, supply chain and production/operations in the fields of resins, coatings, adhesives, renewable energy and engineering. 

He currently serves as a director within various enterprises, driving growth, participating in the set up of operations and the expansion into new markets together with the development of innovative products. 

These executive roles include: 

·         Chief Operations Officer/Director, Afriq Energy (innovative Renewable Energy solutions), current.  

·         Chief Operations Officer/Director, Smartfurn (flat-pack furniture manufacture) 

·         Director, Pavati Trading (Commercial Property Management)

·         Managing Member, GOVCOM Investments cc (Property Management) 

·         Past  -  Operations Director at NCS Resins, 1982 - 2013 

Nelson Govender has worked for over 30 years in the resin industry, working his way from the laboratory through to becoming  the operations director and shareholder in a large concern employing over 250 staff, leading the integrated supply chain which included: Procurement, warehousing/logistics/distribution, manufacturing, QHSE, engineering (plant design, maintenance and projects). 

Nelson ended his corporate career in 2013 in order to pursue individual smaller businesses as an entrepreneur

Nelson Govender has studied at various institutions.

He has obtained qualifications in:-

Production management, work study, business management, engineering 

And various certificates in:-

Quality management, industrial relations, logistics, warehousing, and project management. 

Key Skills:- 

Business Leadership / Operations Management / Supply Chain Management / Engineering/Procurement / Logistics / Warehousing / Distribution / Manufacturing / Production / Business Development/Property Development and Management Renewable Energy.


Janice Govender (Financial Director)

Studied at Business Management institute and obtained intermediate certificates towards the CIS Diploma. She has worked as an accounts clerk for Chartered Accountants for 23 years, as a production planner for a period of 2 years and thereafter for 15 years as an Accountant/Admin Manager for a large group of companies.

She joined LHL in April 2018 as the financial director.


Marshall Pillay (Works Director) 

After matriculating, Marshall Pillay, joined LHL Engineering in 1993 as an apprentice boilermaker. He worked his way to boilermaker foreman in 2005. In 2009 Marshall became a director and a 10% shareholder. Marshall has invested all his energies into making LHL the name it is today, recognised in the industry for its reliability and fair pricing.


Silken Govender (General Manager)

Market Development & amp; Key Customer 

Silken Govender was employed at Elgin Engineering in 1992 as labourer during a Sapref shutdown and thereafter worked his way up to semiskilled, operator, fitter, supervisor, manager and thereafter business manager. Has vast shutdown, maintenance and project experience with Sapref, Chevron, Engen and Petrosa. Currently handling the Sapref 2019 TA project. Under went Mandev and project management training and received employee of the year 1998, 2000, 2003,2005, 2009,2010.


Gary Paul (QA Manager)

Gary Paul joined LHL Engineering in the early 70s as an apprentice boilermaker. After qualifying as an A grade artisan he left to broaden his skills. 

He re-joined LHL Engineering in the early 80s and soon became charge hand and mentor to the new apprentices. Gary’s attention to detail and knowledge of the products was evident and he was promoted to the Quality Assurance/ Quality Control department where he studied and became a level 2 inspector and now heads up that department.