Each and every one of our employees represent the spirit of our company: driven, committed, and acutely aware of how limitless Elite’s potential is to grow. We go to great lengths to identify self-starters with diverse experience and skill sets to produce not just an effective workforce, but a well-rounded, talented and complementary team.
Thanos Spirakis has a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in biomechanical engineering. He has worked in the South African medical device industry for over 25 years. Originally starting out at Elite Surgical, he moved on to other companies in the medical device industry. He took the lead at Elite in 2016. He brings with him an invaluable expertise and skill set.
Rudi Verbeek started with Elite at the turn of the decade at the end of the 90's. Rudi oversees all technical matters, and is responsible for development and production.
Lindie Venter has a passion for quality management systems, and in doing so takes on the task of leading Elite's Quality Management efforts. She has a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and brings years of experience in Quality Management .
Andries is meticulous about his work. As a consequence of this, he is tasked with ensuring that the production output is delivered in the same manner. Andries has an eye for quality and as such, the products leaving the production line need to meet his high standards.
Chris is a qualified professional accountant with a B-Com Hons degree including CTA. He comes from a financial and auditing backgound and he manages all Financial portfolios of Elite.
Sales and Marketing Director
Tjaart has 15 years experience in the medical device industry working for International companies. He has been involved in Pharmaceutical research, heading up specialized divisions in Oncology, Organ transplantation, HIV, cardiovascular and Dermatology. He holds an MSc (Chem) agree and a MBL from Unisa Business School.
Molefi has gained his knowledge during his many years at Johnson&Johnson. Molefi is responsible for all customers requirement.
Lionel is a passionate artisan who has a natural talent for engineering solutions. He has conceptualized many unique product features through the years. He is tasked with management of the daily operation of the manufacturing facility.
Alavana is tasked with all procurement at Elite. She sources suppliers and options for our product range ensuring compliance with strict requirements laid down by the medical device industry.