has been providing
Process Control & Automation (PC&A) products and services in
South Africa since 1984, when he started working as a contractor at the
RM3 site of Rand Mines in the old Gold Mining sector of Johannesburg -
to those early days,
Derwyn was educated and grew up in England and saw first employment
with British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL). They provided him with excellent
training and education by way of an apprenticeship in Instrumentation.
Derwyn completed a comprehensive 4 year apprenticeship along with 5
years at technical colleges where he completed "City and Guilds T1/T2
Industrial Measurement & Control" and a Higher Technicians
Certificate (City and Guilds HNC), also in Industrial Measurement &
moved to South
Africa in 1982 and joined the Gencor mining group at Grootvlei mine in
Springs. In January 1984, Derwyn decided to work as a contractor for
Wade Walker, contracting to Rand Mines. In 1985, Derwyn was employed by
Bateman Process Instrumentation (BPI) as a PLC Project Engineer. BPI
provided Derwyn with many opportunities and challenges and Derwyn was
to go and work on many PLC, SCADA and DCS products and projects.
customer relationship skills to the extent that BPI asked him to work
in a sales role. This also turned into success and saw Derwyn in
several roles including branch manager, technical support manager,
product manager and sales manager.
encouraged Derwyn to
develop further and it was while at BPI that Derwyn attended many local
and overseas technical training courses and in 1992 completed a
Management Advancement Program (MAP) at Wits University Business School.
1994, Derwyn has been
living and working in Cape Town and in 2000 started his own systems
integration company – Oxley Incorporated. Over the last 20 Years,
Derwyn has built up a highly respected reputation for providing
professional service and products in the PC&A market. This has
expanded to include production monitoring and reporting systems,
solutions and consultation. With his involvement in PSQ and SAPICS, he
has also been able to share these experiences and knowledge with a far
more diverse range of clients and applications.
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