Ian joined Rand Mines in South Africa as a Junior Mechanical Engineer in 1982. He then joined Winder Controls as a Commissioning Engineer for Mine Winders and was later promoted to Design Engineer in 1986. Ian then went on to found Hydro-Mech Technology, which he later sold to Blane & Company Engineers, and as the major shareholder he held the position of Managing Director. Ian has a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in business economics and macroeconomics. He has also completed his Master of Business Administration.

Tim started his career as a Junior Design and Commissioning Engineer with Winder Controls in 1990 having obtained his National Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He then went on to obtain his BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Wits University and joined Genrec Engineering in the role of Project Engineer for winders and associated rope-handling equipment on the Phalaborwa Underground Mining Project. In 2000, he joined SIEMAG to assist with the establishment of SIEMAG South Africa.  After the purchase of Blanes & Co. Engineers by SIEMAG South Africa, Tim held the position of Capital Projects and Engineering Manager until he was transferred to SIEMAG’s sister company, SMS Demag, to take up the position of manager of the projects department until July 2006. After a three-year period in the construction industry as a Construction Director with Murray & Roberts, Tim re-joined SIEMAG TECBERG in May 2009 as Projects & Engineering Director and was then further appointed Mechanical Divisional Director in January 2013. Tim was appointed Joint Managing Director of Winder Controls on 1 January 2015 and became the sole Managing Director in June 2017.



Johann started his career with Gold Fields of South Africa in 1985 as a Junior Engineer. After obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, he joined Dorbyl Heavy Engineering as a Commissioning Engineer of grinding mills, open gears and general products. In 1992, he left Dorbyl Heavy Engineering to pursue his interests in laser alignment and condition monitoring of rotating machinery by establishing his own company, Laser Alignment Services and Construction. In 1995, he sold the company to Blane & Company Engineers and has since played an anchor role in various departments within the company. In 2009, he was appointed as the Sales and Marketing Director of Winder Controls.

Chris obtained his National Technical Diploma at Wits Technikon whilst working as a Computer Engineer at IBM. He then worked at Computer Scientist Cigma for two years before joining Winder Controls in 1976 as an Electrical Engineer. He became Technical Director in 1983. Chris is highly respected in the mining industry and is recognised as the foremost expert on Mine Winder Electrical Systems.


Delin started his career as a client liaison officer for Master Currency in 2002. In 2004 he began his articles with L Reyneke & Associates Inc. while studying for his BCompt degree through Unisa. He completed his articles in 2009 and obtained his BCompt degree in 2010. In 2009 on completion of his articles he joined Winder Controls. In 2016 Delin became an Associate General Accountant (SA) through SAICA and was also appointed to the Winder Controls Executive Team as Financial Manager.

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