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Tel: 0860 782 753 (South Africa) | +27 (0) 11 748 3588 (International)

E-mail: info@starkeayres.com

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Lionel Donovan Vredendal Cape Town George Port Elizabeth East London Durban Pietermaritzburg Dundee Nelspruit Bloemfontein Kimberley Waterpoort Tzaneen Bela Bela Pretoria Potchefstroom Johannesburg Polokwane Brits
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Vredendal, West Coast, Ceres & Koue Bokkeveld
Wian van Wyk
Seed Rep – Garden Route, Sundays River, Cradock and Gqeberha
Malcolm Rose
Seed Rep – Western Cape, Overberg & Southern Cape
Zander Bekker
Seed Rep – Ellisras & Tom Burke
Jacques Malan
Seed Rep – Tzaneen, Mooketsi & Hoedspruit
Franna Geldenhuys
Seed Rep – Waterpoort & Northern Limpopo
Lionel Donovan
Seed Rep – Brits, Rustenburg, Thabazimbi & Mamogaleskraal
De Wet Meyer
Seed Rep – Bloemfontein, Southern Free State, Orange River, Upington & Eastern Free State
Riekus Bezuidenhoudt
Seed Rep – Kimberley, Western Free State & Vaal River
Arno Kruger
Seed Rep – Balito, Swaziland, North Coast & Northern KwaZulu-Natal
Ryno van Zyl
Seed Rep - Howick & Southern KwaZulu-Natal
Yanich Strauss
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Nelspruit & Mpumalanga Lowveld
Luan Coetzee
National Sales Manager - Seed
CG Smit
Technical Sales Specialist – North West, Western Gauteng, Carrot & Beetroot
Cobus de Beer
Southern Seed Sales Manager
Riaan Duvenhage
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Vredendal, West Coast, Ceres & Koue Bokkeveld
Wian van Wyk
Seed Rep – Garden Route, Sundays River, Cradock and Gqeberha
Malcolm Rose
Seed Rep – Western Cape, Overberg & Southern Cape
Zander Bekker
Seed Rep – Ellisras & Tom Burke
Jacques Malan
Seed Rep – Tzaneen, Mooketsi & Hoedspruit
Franna Geldenhuys
Seed Rep – Waterpoort & Northern Limpopo
Lionel Donovan
Seed Rep – Brits, Rustenburg, Thabazimbi & Mamogaleskraal
De Wet Meyer
Seed Rep – Bloemfontein, Southern Free State, Orange River, Upington & Eastern Free State
Riekus Bezuidenhoudt
Seed Rep – Kimberley, Western Free State & Vaal River
Arno Kruger
Seed Rep – Balito, Swaziland, North Coast & Northern KwaZulu-Natal
Ryno van Zyl
Seed Rep - Howick & Southern KwaZulu-Natal
Yanich Strauss
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Nelspruit & Mpumalanga Lowveld
Luan Coetzee
National Sales Manager - Seed
CG Smit
Technical Sales Specialist – North West, Western Gauteng, Carrot & Beetroot
Cobus de Beer
Southern Seed Sales Manager
Riaan Duvenhage
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Vredendal, West Coast, Ceres & Koue Bokkeveld
Wian van Wyk
Seed Rep – Garden Route, Sundays River, Cradock and Gqeberha
Malcolm Rose
Seed Rep – Western Cape, Overberg & Southern Cape
Zander Bekker
Seed Rep – Ellisras & Tom Burke
Jacques Malan
Seed Rep – Tzaneen, Mooketsi & Hoedspruit
Franna Geldenhuys
Seed Rep – Waterpoort & Northern Limpopo
Lionel Donovan
Seed Rep – Brits, Rustenburg, Thabazimbi & Mamogaleskraal
De Wet Meyer
Seed Rep – Bloemfontein, Southern Free State, Orange River, Upington & Eastern Free State
Riekus Bezuidenhoudt
Seed Rep – Kimberley, Western Free State & Vaal River
Arno Kruger
Seed Rep – Balito, Swaziland, North Coast & Northern KwaZulu-Natal
Ryno van Zyl
Seed Rep - Howick & Southern KwaZulu-Natal
Yanich Strauss
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Nelspruit & Mpumalanga Lowveld
Luan Coetzee
National Sales Manager - Seed
CG Smit
Technical Sales Specialist – North West, Western Gauteng, Carrot & Beetroot
Cobus de Beer
Southern Seed Sales Manager
Riaan Duvenhage
NAMIBIA

Namibia

Product Manager - Pumpkin, Hubbard, Gherkins, Watermelon & Sweet Melon
Norman McGuire
Product Manager - Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Swiss Chard & Herbs
Talha Loonat
Product Manager - Beans, Sweetcorn, Zucchini, Scallops & Gem Squash
Adriaan Smit
Seed Rep - Howick & Southern KwaZulu-Natal
Yanich Strauss
Northern Retail Rep - Northern Gauteng & Mpumalanga
Julius Ipland
Northern Retail Rep - Northern Gauteng
Abram Mkhwatsa
Gauteng Inland Retail Rep - West Rand & Johannesburg
Anton Beukes
Eastern Retail Rep - KZN, Lesotho and Swaziland
Virek Dussaye
Seed Rep – Vredendal, West Coast, Ceres & Koue Bokkeveld
Wian van Wyk
Eastern Retail Rep - Durban & North Coast
Phiwe Ndelu
Gauteng Inland Rep - Johannesburg, Pretoria and Vaal areas
Dawie Joubert
Eastern Retail Sales Manager
Jerome Zondagh
Marketing Co-Ordinator
Terry-Leigh McLaren
Creative Multimedia Co-ordinator
Melisca Wakeford
Research Director
Glendon Ascough
In December 2009, Glendon Ascough started his career at Pannar KZN as a Biotechnology Researcher. He then moved on to manage Starke Ayres South Africa’s Biotechnology laboratory – the first lab in Africa to have a high throughput robotic SNP genotyping platform. In 2014, he was promoted to Research Manager of Starke Ayres and then to Research Director in November 2016. Glendon is responsible for overseeing the Research Department which includes biotechnology and pathology research, molecular breeding, genomics research, as well as the team of breeders who are responsible for developing and breeding new vegetable varieties. Qualifications: Ph.D. Botany
Production and Supply Chain Director
Courtney Field
Courtney Field studied at the University of Natal, graduating with a M.SC in Botany in 2001. He worked in the floriculture and horticulture industries for 5 years before joining Starke Ayres in 2006 as a Product Manager. In 2010 Courtney made the move to the Production Department, first as the Production Agronomist and then as Production Manager and subsequently as Production Director from 2012. Courtney oversees the production of all of the Starke Ayres products across the globe. Qualifications: M.Sc Botany
Managing Director: National Operations
Frikkie Bam
Frikkie Bam studied at the Technikon of the Frees State completing a National Diploma in Civil Engineering. He joined the Department of Agriculture in 1995 as a lecturer in Engineering at the Glen Agricultural College. Frikkie joined Starke Ayres in 2000 as a sales representative in the Free State area. In 2006 he was promoted to Sales Manager of the Eastern Region. In 2008 he also took over the responsibility as Sales Manager of the Northern Region, Botswana and Namibia. In 2009 he was promoted to National Sales Manager. In 2011 he was appointed as Seed Sales Director of Starke Ayres Seed (PTY). Frikkie is currently responsible for all professional seed and retail sales in South Africa. Qualifications: Nat Dip Civ Eng
Financial Director
Tony Pollard
Tony Pollard studied at Durban University, completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984. He joined Ernst and Young in 1986 where he completed his articles and obtained his Honours degree in Accounting before becoming a CA (SA) in 1989. Tony spent three years with Freshmark in Cape Town before moving overseas and working in London and Sydney until 2000. During his time in Australia he became a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. On his return to Cape Town he was appointed as the Financial Director of Puma South Africa before joining Starke Ayres in 2002. Tony is currently the Financial Director of Starke Ayres and Kombat and a Director of Starke Ayres Namibia, Zambia and Kenya. Qualifications: B.Com (Hons) CA(SA)
Managing Director: International Operations
Nico van Rensburg
Nico graduated at the University of Free State in 1990 with B.Sc Agric Hons. After working for the Department of Agriculture in the Free State, Nico joined Starke Ayres in 1995 as a Regional Technical Advisor and worked with all vegetable species grown in the Free State and Northern Cape. In 1999 Nico was promoted to National Crop Specialist Manager for Cucurbits and two years later he became the National Sales Manager for the Bulk Seed Commercial Market and relocated to Pretoria. In July 2006, Nico was appointed as a Marketing Director and in 2018 he was appointed as the International Sales Director. His main focus is to develop the sales of Starke Ayres proprietary products across key world markets. Qualifications: B.Sc Agric (Hons)
Seed Rep – Western Cape, Overberg & Southern Cape
Zander Bekker
Central Retail Sales Manager
Amanda Windt
Southern Retail Rep – Cape Town & West Coast
Jerome Jacobs
Central Retail Rep – Free State
Linda le Roux
Southern Retail Rep – Boland & Paarl
Riana Burger
Northern Retail Sales Manager
Jana de Meyer
Central Retail Rep – Eastern Cape
Brenton Gush
Gauteng Inland Retail Sales Manager
Bradley Britz
Central Retail – Johannesburg South and Central
Goodwill Mokoena
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Gauteng Inland Retail Rep – East Rand & Johannesburg
Abel Matodzi
Senior Product Manager – Exclusive Intermediate Day Onions & Proprietary Intermediate Day Onions, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cauliflower & Cabbage (Cape Province)
Pieter Venter
Product Manager – Tomatoes (Indoor & Outdoor) & Eggplant
Johnny Viviers
Product Manager – Cabbage, Broccoli & Cauliflower
Heinrich Kleyn
Senior Product Manager – Onion & Butternut
Gerhard de Beer
Product Manager – Cucumbers, Peppers (Indoor & Outdoor), Chillies & Hemp
Frikkie Janse van Rensburg
Northern Seed Sales Manager
Rynhardt Louw
Seed Rep – Garden Route, Sundays River, Cradock and Gqeberha
Malcolm Rose
Seed Rep – Ellisras & Tom Burke
Jacques Malan
Seed Rep – Tzaneen, Mooketsi & Hoedspruit
Franna Geldenhuys
Seed Rep – Waterpoort & Northern Limpopo
Lionel Donovan
Seed Rep – Brits, Rustenburg, Thabazimbi & Mamogaleskraal
De Wet Meyer
Seed Rep – Bloemfontein, Southern Free State, Orange River, Upington & Eastern Free State
Riekus Bezuidenhoudt
Seed Rep – Kimberley, Western Free State & Vaal River
Arno Kruger
Seed Rep – Balito, Swaziland, North Coast & Northern KwaZulu-Natal
Ryno van Zyl
Eastern Seed Sales Manager
Chris van Blerk
Seed Rep – Bapsfontein, Pretoria, SE Gauteng, West Mpumalanga, Nylstroom, Settlers, Groblersdal, Bela Bela & Marble Hall
Henico Alberts
Seed Rep – Nelspruit & Mpumalanga Lowveld
Luan Coetzee
Technical Sales Specialist – North West, Western Gauteng, Carrot & Beetroot
Cobus de Beer
Southern Retail Sales Manager
Gary Gielink
Southern Seed Sales Manager
Riaan Duvenhage
National Sales Manager - Seed
CG Smit

Name: Nereshnee Ramdayal

Email: nereshnee.ramdayal@starkeayres.com

Number: +27 (0) 83 647 8107

BOTSWANA

Botswana

Product Manager - Pumpkin, Hubbard, Gherkins, Watermelon & Sweet Melon
Norman McGuire
Product Manager - Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Swiss Chard & Herbs
Talha Loonat
Product Manager - Beans, Sweetcorn, Zucchini, Scallops & Gem Squash
Adriaan Smit
Seed Rep - Howick & Southern KwaZulu-Natal
Yanich Strauss
Northern Retail Rep - Northern Gauteng & Mpumalanga
Julius Ipland
Northern Retail Rep - Northern Gauteng
Abram Mkhwatsa
Gauteng Inland Retail Rep - West Rand & Johannesburg
Anton Beukes
Eastern Retail Rep - KZN, Lesotho and Swaziland
Virek Dussaye
Seed Rep – Vredendal, West Coast, Ceres & Koue Bokkeveld
Wian van Wyk
Eastern Retail Rep - Durban & North Coast
Phiwe Ndelu
Gauteng Inland Rep - Johannesburg, Pretoria and Vaal areas
Dawie Joubert
Eastern Retail Sales Manager
Jerome Zondagh
Marketing Co-Ordinator
Terry-Leigh McLaren
Creative Multimedia Co-ordinator
Melisca Wakeford
Research Director
Glendon Ascough
In December 2009, Glendon Ascough started his career at Pannar KZN as a Biotechnology Researcher. He then moved on to manage Starke Ayres South Africa’s Biotechnology laboratory – the first lab in Africa to have a high throughput robotic SNP genotyping platform. In 2014, he was promoted to Research Manager of Starke Ayres and then to Research Director in November 2016. Glendon is responsible for overseeing the Research Department which includes biotechnology and pathology research, molecular breeding, genomics research, as well as the team of breeders who are responsible for developing and breeding new vegetable varieties. Qualifications: Ph.D. Botany