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A team of highly experienced professionals

Our Team

Waco Engineering Services Team

Waco Engineering Services (WES) has over 100 years of experience and is led by a team of highly experienced professionals

  

Otto Botha Managing Director

Otto Botha Managing Director

Otto heads up Waco Engineering Services. He has more than 23 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, covering construction, temporary works design and management. He specializes in temporary works and structural design, as well as construction methodology and value engineering.

Otto is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and the Engineering Registration Board of Botswana. He is a registered Temporary Works Designer with the Institute for Work at Height’s Professional Body. Otto has a B Eng Degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering and is a Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. He is on the Advisory Board of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Civil Engineering.

 

Gregory SlabbertDirector

Gregory SlabbertDirector

Gregory started his career with the Waco Group as the Accounting Manager of then subsidiary, Continental Tyres and this was followed by fulfilling the positions of Group Accountant and then Group Executive – both at Waco International.

Greg currently fulfills the position of Chief Financial Officer of Waco Africa, a position he has held since April 2004. Greg holds a B Com (UPE) and B Compt Honours (Unisa) CA (SA).

 
  

Dévan VenterEngineering Manager

Dévan VenterEngineering Manager

Dévan is the Engineering Manager at Waco Engineering Services. He has more than 13 years’ experience in Civil Engineering. He specialised in the field of Structural engineering and Temporary Works Engineering.

Dévan obtained B.Eng (Civil) at UP in 2008 and B.Eng (Hons) Structural at UP in 2010. He is registered as Pr.Eng in South Africa and CPEng in Australia.

Dévan manages the WES team, providing guidance on the design of temporary structures. He checks designs, drawings, design reports, prepares designs, compiles design reports and method statements. He also provides technical support and training to staff.

 

Edgar FaberSenior Engineer

Edgar FaberSenior Engineer

Edgar is a Senior Engineer at Waco Engineering Services . He has 40 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, specializing in temporary works design, construction methodology. He also mentors and coaches young engineers and technicians.

Edgar has a National Diploma for Technicians (T4), a Baccalaureus Technologiae Engineering Degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering and is registered as a Professional Engineering Technologist with the Engineering Council of South Africa. He is also a Member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering and a registered Temporary Works Designer with the Institute for Work at Height’s Professional Body.

 
  

Stephan VenterSenior Engineer

Stephan VenterSenior Engineer

Stephan is a Senior Engineer at Waco Engineering Services. He has 30 years’ experience in Civil Engineering, mainly in construction and temporary works design. Stephan specializes in temporary works design and his main function is to design and inspect temporary structures.

He obtained his National Civil Engineering Diploma (T3) in 1987 from the former Vaal Triangle Technicon and completed an additional year of studies to be awarded a National Diploma in Civil Engineering (T4) at UNISA in 2013. He is a registered Temporary Works Designer with the Institute for Work at Height’s Professional Body. Stephan is a registered Candidate Civil Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council of South Africa and an Associate member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering.

 

Vaughan BurgessSenior Engineer

Vaughan BurgessSenior Engineer

Vaughan is a Senior Engineer at Waco Engineering Services. He has 45 years’ experience in Civil Engineering including surveying, reinforced concrete design, temporary works design, draughting, estimating and construction management.

He is registered as a Professional Engineering Technologist with the Engineering Council of South Africa, as well as a Member with the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. Vaughan is also a Member of the Chamber of Engineering Technology, a Member of Concrete Society of South Africa, a Member of South African Institute of Draughtspersons and is registered as a Temporary Works Designer with the Institute for Work at Height’s Professional Body.

 
  

Francois ErweeEngineer

Francois ErweeEngineer

Francois is currently employed as an Engineer at Waco Engineering Services. He has more than 7 years’ experience in the Civil Engineering industry, covering largely construction, design and management. He specializes in temporary works and structural design, as well as construction methodology.

Francois has a B Eng (Civil) Degree from the University of Pretoria. He is registered as a Candidate Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and is registered as a Temporary Works Designer with the Institute for Work at Height’s Professional Body.

 

Candice Van DykCoordinator

Candice Van DykCoordinator

Candice is the Coordinator for Waco Engineering Services and has been employed by Waco Africa for the past 6 years. She started at Form-Scaff as Internal Sales, was then promoted to Branch Coordinator and then moved over to the Waco Engineering Services as Coordinator in July 2019.

Candice provides office and administrative support to the Waco Engineering Services team where she is responsible for general administration and record keeping which includes functions such as creating quotations, maintaining project registers, invoicing, procurement, training and IT support.

 

We are Waco International

Waco Engineering Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Waco Africa, a leading industrial services business in South Africa. Waco Africa is part of Waco International with operations in Africa (South Africa and other sub-Saharan African countries), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the United Kingdom.

The Group provides services in the areas of formwork, shoring and scaffolding, insulation, painting and blasting, hydraulic and suspended access platforms, relocatable modular buildings, portable sanitation products and integrated hygiene services.

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