If you are after quality and professional experience at its best, then look no further. Gerhard has high care and manufacturing streamlined, checked and quality assured!
Beginning his career as HACCP systems auditor, he was selected to drive QA and safety system improvements, from airport foods inspectorate to Cold Stores and 60m Seagoing Factory Vessels. Getting a taste for creativity in management systems, he went on to manage Quality Assurance and Work Safety with Cadilu Fishing (2001-2006).
With Gerhard’s reputation for driving efficiency and effectiveness cemented, he was then invited to consult off shore, Melbourne – Propharma (2006). Finding a new home in Australia, he went on to become 2IC for the System Manager at SPC Ardmona (2006-2009) in the Goulburn Valley Shepparton. In 2007, Gerhard was an integral part in the company receiving the National AFS HACCP category award winner multi-site multi-standard.
Wanting a more entrepreneurial experience using his professional, systemic and food technology skills and experience, Gerhard went on to join the APG Team during its development stages as Operations Manager (2009). Gerhard persisted diligently through the challenges of new factory start-ups building the fresh arils business with the Marketing team, to where it is today providing a wide range of highly sort after value-add products.
In the near future Gerhard is aiming to achieve in-house capability to produce a wide range of pomegranate derivatives of specialised value add products including Foods, supplementary health foods and extracts for the beauty industry.
Gerhard’s other exceptional skills & attributes;
- Namibia Country Representative for Track & Field
- Continues his running amongst the Orchards of Goulburn Valley
- Sincere passion for agriculture and being a great parent, husband
- Post Graduate Diploma, Food Science – University of Western Australia
- Bachelors in Environmental Health – Cape University of Technology, Major Food Hygiene
Myriad of Certificates in Food Safety, Training and Assessment, Quality Management