The AaTec Team

main picAt AATec we pride ourselves on delivering quality services and offer our clients solutions that meet and often exceed their expectations. We recognise that the delivery of quality service is dependent on the quality of our people. In our view the quality team we propose for each and every engagement provides a distinct competitive advantage to deliver quality services. The proposed core team is comprised of professionals with a wide range of relevant skills and with years of experience in their respective fields.

Thomas Munn (Acting Chief Operating Officer)

Profile photo Thomas Munn

Thomas is the visionary behind AATec and is responsible for assembling this highly qualified and motivated team and having been involved in pioneering brands and businesses for 35 years he contributes a wealth of experience.

Back in the 1980’s Tom, rebelling against the Apartheid regime, began his business career marketing products to the black consumer ranging from music and fashion to cosmetics and hair care products. His secret to success was securing agencies for largely unknown brands in South Africa at the time, and building them up to a point where they were attractive to and subsequently bought out by international companies like L’Oreal, Clairol and Colgate.

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Tjaart van der Walt (Chief Engineer and Acting MD)

TjaartTjaart is an accomplished project manager and has been involved in the manufacturing sector for more than 20 years. He has developed a highly sought after set of skills and as a recognised technical innovator, has vast experience in the fields of both heavy and light engineering. Tjaart has for the past 10 years been involved primarily in managing technical companies across all functions and has developed his skills in communicating, negotiating, project management, systems (EPR), maintenance, risk assessment, computers and finances. Tjaart's analytical and decision-making abilities are his strengths and he has learnt to manage teams of people to perform at a high level for sustainable lengths of time through people management, attitude and culture change.

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Clive Dutlow (Technical Director)

Clive Dutlow has collaborated on the development of the “SID” over the years and has invaluable experience in the field which Clive Dutlowadds value to the team that is promoting the “SID” as a solution to the countries current challenges in Rural Economic and Development Land Reform utilizing an intelligent approach and the Green Economy as tool to deliver on the needs.

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Wayne Phillips (Commercial Director)

Wayne has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a Chartered Marketer and member of European Marketing Council, desertChartered Institute of Marketers (UK) and the Institute of Directors.
Wayne specialises in sustainable growth strategies with particular focus on the triple bottom line. He is an experienced facilitator and has worked with companies like De Beers, Transnet, Engen Oil, Coca Cola, Epson Printers, and the BMG Group (formerly Bearingman) where his involvement was key to unlocking the potential in large teams, particularly those with a technical and operational focus. He has presented many marketing papers and is recognized as one of South Africa’s top marketing brains, both in practice and academically.

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