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Management team

Intexma Cape - Cape Town

Kobus Bekker

Kobus attended Benoni Technical High School and started his career at Sappi Fine Papers. He studied at the Springs Technical College qualifying as a Mechanical Engineer. Kobus joined Intexma-Cape at the beginning of 2007 after Lawrie Scott retired. He is responsible for sales and support of Spinning, Weaving, Non-wovens, braiding and finishing to the Eastern and Western Cape customers. Previously Kobus worked at Ilies/Erex where he gained love and experience for the Textile industry. Kobus also forms part of the senior management team.

He is a keen supporter of swimming and lifesaving as both his children excel in these sports. Other interest include rugby, wildlife and the outdoors with his family and friends.

Contact: kobus@intexma-cape.co.za

Texmate - Durban

Andrew Patterson B.Sc, ATI

Andy was born in Oldham, England, and worked in the spinning industry in Northern England before attending Leeds University, where he graduated in 1982 with a B.Sc degree in Textile Process Engineering. He was awarded Associateship of the Textile Industry (ATI) in 1988.

After arriving in South Africa in January 1984, he was employed by an Anglovaal-owned textile company in Johannesburg. Andy then went to Durban in September 1986, to commence employment with a leading textile machine agency, specialising in capital sales, primarily to the local spinning, weaving, non-woven and finishing sectors of the industry. He worked for the company for fourteen years, after which he founded Texmate Textiles, in conjunction with Peter Grigoratos and John Wood.

Andy is a keen athlete and has completed eleven Comrades Marathons and eleven Two Oceans Marathons, as well as many other competitive races too numerous to mention.

Andy is married to Lara, and they live happily in Hillcrest with their 2 children, Max aged 11 and Joe aged 8,2 dogs and 2 cats.

Contact: andy.p@mweb.co.za

Texmate - Johannesburg

Peter Grigoratos

Peter went to school at Parktown Boys High School, Johannesburg, then studied Textiles at Leicester Polytechnic in the UK, obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Textile and Knitwear Technology. After six years industrial experience mainly in the knitting industry he moved to a prominent South African textile machinery agency, where he spent twenty years selling machines, raw materials and accessories to all facets of the textile industry, as well as forming part of the senior management team.

He was a founding partner and shareholder of Texmate Textiles (Pty) Ltd in September 2000. His interests include wildlife and nature conservation, deep sea game fishing, following sport (especially rugby), reading biographies and classical music. Favourite foods are pasta, pizza and red wine!

Contact: peter@texmate.co.za