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DEHN Africa expands with new senior appointment in renewables sector

Lightning and surge protection specialist DEHN Africa, part of DEHN + SÖHNE, Germany, has recently strengthened its offering in the renewables arena with the appointment of William van Wyk to the position of Business Development Manager: Renewables.

DEHN Africa managing director, Hano Oelofse, explains, “The renewable energy landscape is an exciting area that increasingly reflects the future of the energy sector in its entirety. Here at DEHN Africa we have been offering our solutions in the renewables arena for some years now. The appointment of William signals our intention to grow this area in a focused and consolidated manner, in keeping with current local and global trends.”

Van Wyk’s new role entails developing and promoting DEHN’s extensive product and service range within the renewables segment, working actively across the entire southern African region. DEHN’s renewable offerings can be applied across the photovoltaic solar, thermal solar, wind energy and hydro-generation areas.

He says, “I’m looking forward to adding positive value to DEHN Africa and helping to build a strong DEHN Africa brand, engaging with both local and international clients. My previous employment history includes 10 years in branch management in the pulp and paper industry, as well as eight years in specialised electrical sales and sales management. I believe that my strengths include my knowledge of the market segment, my 18 years accumulated sales and sales management experience and my knowledge of regional African markets.”

“Joining DEHN Africa will allow me to apply my accumulated experience in a young and dynamic environment and challenge myself. I truly believe in the services and products DEHN Africa brings to the market and the value it adds to consumers,” concludes Van Wyk.