http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.53Change: 0.03
R/$ = 12.21Change: -0.05
Au 1169.20 $/ozChange: -5.31
Pt 1079.50 $/ozChange: 0.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Sep 21, 2012

Keith Russon

Back
DURBAN|Gold|Reading|Africa|Design|Education|Favourite Music|Stirling|Africa|South Africa|United Kingdom|Zimbabwe|Durban Plant|University Of Natal|Manufacturing|Keith Sidney Russon|Nick Bindell
Gold||Africa|Design|Education||Africa|||Manufacturing|
durban|gold|reading|africa-company|design|education-company|favourite-music|stirling-company|africa|south-africa|united-kingdom|zimbabwe|durban-plant|university-of-natal-facility|manufacturing|keith-sidney-russon|nick-bindell
© Reuse this



Full Name: Keith Sidney Russon

Position: CEO of the Stirling group of companies and family trust

Main Activity of the Company: Manufacturing of commercial and motor vehicle parts and accessories

Date and Place of Birth: August 4, 1953, Durban

Education: BSc (Hons), University of Natal; diploma in design, Durban Technikon; BVSc (four-and-a-half years – incomplete), Ondersterpoort

Career History Prior to Current Position: I was a lecturer at George Campbell Technikon before working at Stirling Accessories’ Durban plant, Stirling Accessories’ Africa operation (in Zimbabwe), the Clouds End thoroughbred stud farm (in Zimbabwe), Backworth (in South Africa) and Stirling Accessories’ Durban plant

Size of First Pay Packet: R300 a month

First Job with Present Group: I worked on the assembly line

Value of Assets under Your Control: R110-million

Number of People under Your Leadership: 80

Management Style: Empowering and enabling

Personal Best Achievement: Breeding a GR1 winning racehorse – Chocolicious

Professional Best Achievement: Re-energising and restrategising the 60-year-old family business that my father started

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Me

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: The Queen of England

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Nick Bindell

Philosophy of Life: Deal with life head-on

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being able to pursue my personal passions

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The ones you do not learn from

Hope for the Future: That we eradicate all forms of corruption in South Africa

Favourite Reading: Biographies and nonfiction

Favourite TV Programme: History and documentaries

Favourite Food/Drink: Roast chicken/J&B whisky

Favourite Music: I have diverse interests – I choose the music to play based on my mood

Favourite Sport: Horse racing

Favourite Website: Sporting Post, Gridform

Hobbies: Collecting antiques, breeding thoroughbreds, reading, cooking and travelling

Car: Rolls-Royce

Pets: Scottie dogs

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Miscommunication – in any form

Favourite Other South African Company: Ardmore, a local grassroots company that has managed to internationally brand a highly aesthetic product, while upskilling and involving communities in production, with a strong social commitment of profit

Favourite Foreign Company: Apple

Clubs: Gold Circle, KZN Breeders, Bookclub

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Business Leader News
Karl Juncker is MD of WEC Projects, a mechanical and process contractor focusing on water treatment, wastewater treatment, biogas-to-energy solutions, sludge treatment and beneficiation
This week, Engineering News features Chandru Wadhwani who is joint Managing Director of Extrupet, a recycler of plastic bottles
Lindani Dhlamini is CEO of SekelaXabiso, a professional services firm that provides internal audit, information technology audit, forensic audit and business consulting services
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 13 minutes ago Property management company Citiq on Wednesday launched its R30-million mall-meets-market shopping centre, 27Boxes. The centre, located in Third avenue, in Melville, was built using 102 shipping containers. It hosted about 80 stores selling clothing, décor and art,...
Updated 15 minutes ago South Africa's new vehicle sales fell by 4.8% year-on-year to 50 251 units in June, data from the trade department showed on Wednesday. Exports however grew 33.8% year-on-year to 31 422 units, the department said.
Updated 1 hour 47 minutes ago The seasonally adjusted manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, compiled by the Bureau for Economic Research (BER), ticked up by 0.6 index points to 51.4 in June. This brought the average for the second quarter to 49.2 index points, slightly below the average of...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
JSE-listed Afrimat will make a cash offer to acquire the entire remaining issued share capital of subsidiary Infrasors that it does not already own.
TEAMWORK Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa MD David Taylor-Smith; Aggreko Zambia chairperson Dr. Sixtus Mulenga; Aggreko Africa MD James Shepherd
Temporary power generation services provider Aggreko announced earlier this month that it had appointed Dr Sixtus Mulenga as nonexecutive chairperson of Aggreko Zambia, a move it believed was integral to the ongoing expansion of its operations in Zambia and the rest...
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, at the company’s recent...
MEASURING DEVICES Bosch has released a mobile app that enables the measurements made with measuring devices to be sent and used directly on the app for accuracy and on-site quoting
Industrial tool manufacturer Bosch has increased the compatibility of many batteries in its range of blue industrial power tools and has released mobile-device applications (apps) for users of the tools, says Bosch South Africa training manager Peter du Bruyn. Many...
The new Nissan Navara has been launched onto the global market, but Nissan South Africa (NSA) will only know in August whether the local Rosslyn plant will assemble the one-ton pickup. The NSA plant currently produces the old NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, as well as...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96