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SAFPA AGM 2015

3rd Quarter 2015 SAFPA News & events

At the SAFPA AGM held on 21 May, Brett Wallace, managing director of Festo South Africa, gave a fascinating presentation on Festo’s Bionic Learning Network. Inspired by nature, Festo has developed a whole range of bionic robots to provide inspiration for technical applications and industrial practice. 

SAFPA council members seen at the AGM, from left: Manny Vieira, Willem Gijzelaar, Hugo van Niekerk, Michael Abbot, Wessie van der Westhuizen, Eugene Tondolo (president), Walter Zimmerman (vice president), Dustin Pereira.
SAFPA council members seen at the AGM, from left: Manny Vieira, Willem Gijzelaar, Hugo van Niekerk, Michael Abbot, Wessie van der Westhuizen, Eugene Tondolo (president), Walter Zimmerman (vice president), Dustin Pereira.

Eugene Tondolo, Michael Abbot and Craig Sim were due to retire from the council but Eugene and Michael were available for re-election. Eugene Tondolo (Axiom Hydraulics) is president and Walter Zimmmerman (Hydraulic Training & Consulting) is vice president of the new committee. The other members are Willem Gijzelaar (Hytec), Manny Vieira (Hydraulic & Pneumatic Hub), Russell Gill (Engineering & Hydraulic Services), Michael Abbot (CT Hydraulics), Wessie van der Westhuizen (Pirtek) and Dustin Pereira (BMG).



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