WHO WE ARE

AWPower was established in 2015 as a solar energy solutions provider with a strong emphasis on engineering services. Founded by a group of industrial engineers with a passion for working in the renewable energy sector and a natural aptitude for designing quality systems, the group has an ongoing desire for research and development to ensure the supply of high quality energy efficient solutions to its clients.

The company’s investment in quality people and systems ensures that it continues to define the standard for service excellence.  Strategic partnerships are made with specialist and reputable organisations to provide expert research, quality products and accredited installations for our clients. With AWPower’s engineering expertise and design knowledge, the group can provide customised energy solutions for all business and residential properties, including medical centres and schools.

 

AWPower is part of the Gloserv (Pty) Ltd group of companies.

MEET THE TEAM

Christiaan Hattingh

Christiaan Hattingh

Operations Engineer

Christiaan is head of operations, working hand-in-hand with the engineering team from conceptual to commissioning phase, and managing the process flow to ensure seamless project execution. He obtained his BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Stellenbosch University and completed the Advanced PV Design course at the Univ. of Stellenbosch.

Warren Versfeld

Warren Versfeld

Design Engineer

Warren is responsible for overall design of renewable energy solutions as well as research on new products and trends, keeping up-to-date with legislative requirements, and conducting energy monitoring studies. He received his BSc Engineering degree in Mechatronics from the University of Cape Town and completed the Advanced PV Design course at the Univ. of Stellenbosch.

Smitty du Toit

Smitty du Toit

Conformance Engineer (Pr. Eng.)

Smitty du Toit worked in the field of nuclear and accelerator instrumentation for more than 30 years at The Atomic Energy Board and The National Accelerator Centre. As part of his mandate he managed the Green Lab at iThemba Labs with subsequent experience in Solar energy equipment and system design. He completed the BSc, BEng degree from University of Stellenbosch in 1972, registered as professional engineer in 1975 and obtained Honours and MSc degrees in Engineering from University of Pretoria in 1975 and 1977 respectively.

Johan Fabricius

Johan Fabricius

Manager Electrical

Johan oversees the cabling & electrical component of all installations, including PV, cabling and electrical switchgear to ensure safety and compliance with local councils. He has many years of experience as an electrician in heavy industries including ABB and recently as project manager at SASOL. Johan is a certified electrician and quality control is assured with his knowledge and presence.

Hubert Leibrandt

Hubert Leibrandt

Chief: Construction & Installations

Hubert is an experienced master builder who has a wealth of experience in construction methods, including various roof types. Installation of solar PV modules and the choice of the correct mounting structures & methods is close to his core competencies.

Frans Snyders

Frans Snyders

Chief Information Officer

Shareholder of AWCape and AWPower with a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, Frans specialises in mobile devices and is a specialist in Business Intelligence & Business Efficiency Reporting.

Cornel Smit

Cornel Smit

Chief Financial Officer

Founding member, director and shareholder of AWCape and AWPower, Cornel received his Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management from the Pretoria University. He is a specialist in Sage Systems Audit and Procurement Workflow, having implemented Sage 300 in mid-to large sized organisations and mining companies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Henri Hattingh

Henri Hattingh

Chief Executive Officer

Henri is a founding member of the SA Institute for Industrial Engineers with a successful career in technology companies that earned him awards including Business Person of the Year trophy from the Knysna/Plettenberg Bay Chamber of Business and finalist in the Western Cape Chamber of Business Exporter of the Year competition. Henri is also Chief Executive of leading Sage Business Partner AWCape.