ASSA ABLOY is pleased to announce that Gerrit Viviers has been appointed as the Market Region Manager for Africa effective immediately. Gerrit has been supporting the business as Interim Market Region Manager since May.
Gerrit started his career as an Industrial Engineer in the Electronic Switchgear Industry in 1996. He then moved to the locking industry in 2000 through Viro Locks SA, which were subsequently acquired by ASSA ABLOY in 2001. He then left the company in 2013 to start up a “greenfield” business in the renewable energy sector, re-joining ASSA ABLOY in November 2015 as Chief Operations Officer.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) Degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
Gerrit’s priorities for the organisation include creating a fully customer-orientated organisation that will increase value to customers through partnerships and excellent service. He will also be focused on expanding our footprint throughout the African Region with associated growth.
ASSA ABLOY will continue enhancing innovation in our product range to better service our customers, drawing from the broad array of smart and digital products available in the global group, as well as the locally manufactured products from our Durban and Johannesburg production facilities.