Surprise at appointment of unknown in foundry industry as SAIF Executive Director.
In what has been described as a complete surprise by industry, the Board of Directors of the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) have decided to appoint an unknown to the foundry industry, as the Executive Director of the SAIF.
The press release announcement describes the new appointment – Dunisagaran (Sagren) Naicker – as holding a masters diploma in metallurgical engineering with in excess of 30 years’ experience within the manufacturing industry, specialising in the global aluminium rolled products market.
There is no mention in the announcement that any of this experience had previously been in the foundry industry or that Naicker has ever been a member of the SAIF. Naicker’s last known position was with the Hulamin Group.
Naicker takes over from John Davies who has decided to retire. The appointment is effective 1 March 2017.