As a Registered Lifting machinery Inspector accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa, John has vast experience in the installation, commissioning, maintenance, repairs, training and load testing  of various makes and types of lifting equipment. With over 40 years' experience in both fields (training and load testing) he leads the team, of Lifting Machine Inspectors at Culmen Wes Kaap, through continuous training a hands-on approach to ensure we deliver a world-class standard. Our expert staff are trained in the testing & inspection of lifting equipment / pressure vessels as well as training others to operate lifting equipment. John holds a red seal Rigging Certificate and is accredited with both Merseta and TETA as a training assessor.

John vd Walt - Managing Director

With over 20 years in the lifting machine industry focusing on tower cranes, construction hoist, forklift etc, Morne strives to provide our customers with cost effective and reliable solutions.  Coupled with experience in all lifting industries and have mastered every aspect of a lifting operation he is extremely qualified to deliver this.   He is an accredited Assessor and moderator with TETA and Mereta for over 20 years. Registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Lifting machine inspector and holding a NQF 5 mechanical engineer certificate from Northlink College.

Morne vd Walt - General Manger

Experienced Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources industry. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) specialising in Industrial/Organisational Psychology and Human Resource Management (UFS). Accredited Assessor and Moderator with Merseta, Service Seta and ETDP Seta and a Registered Human Resource Professional (HRP) with the South African Board of Peoples Practices (SABPP).

Franco Peach - HR Manager

With over 15 years in the lifting machine industry and registered with TETA as an assessor mainly focusing on lifting machinery. Under the guidance of John, Drean managed to gain a vast amount of experience within the field of lifting machinery. Specialising in the maintenance, modernisation repair, load testing and training of passenger and goods lifts, access lifts, mobility equipment, escalators and loading systems, with extensive experience of working on all types of structures. Holding a NQF 6 Mechanical Engineering qualification from College of Cape Town.

Drean Kotze - Technical Manager