Pieter Pottas

Pieter Pottas

Work History

Work History

Director Operations

HWG Tin Mining Sdb Bhd

Manage multiple mining and processing plants in Malaysia.  Responsible for the management of the Malaysian business with  overall business operations inclusive of, P&L, Plant operations, engineering, project management, support functions, mining, EHS, business acquisitions, manufacturing and business development, with focus on expanding Asia markets. Manage all aspects of planning, strategy implementation and execution of new acquisition with focus on high value, low cost production. Manage the Malaysian plant and mineral reserves and mining operation representing over $85 million dollar.

Group General Manager

CVM Minerals

Managing and developing the mining reserves as well as the processing operations for CVM Minerals Sdn Bhd,  ("CVMSB", formerly known as Commerce Venture Magnesium Sdn Bhd), and part of the Ho Wah Genting group of Companies. CVM is operating a magnesium smelter located in the State of Perak in Malaysia. The magnesium smelter namely Perak Magnesium Smelter occupies an area of 65 acres in the Kamunting Industrial Park in the State of Perak and has plans to employ more than 300 employees.

Director

Indonesia Agricultural Generated Oils

Overview: UD. IAGO also known as Indonesia Agricultural generated Oils, was formed in June 2009, as a executive and project management outsource company, also specializing in renewable energy. With a strong engagement in trading, marketing, sales, operations management, project management, agricultere, renewable energy, bio-fuels, engineering and manufacturing, we provide business solution , outsource and project managemen as well as solutions for sustainable agricultural and renewable energy, by a highly skilled, seasoned expatriate who is available for assignments of any duration, or to either provide specialized expertise to a strategic project or to fill a mission-critical skills gap.'

Main activities,

Provide long term executive management with full operational and P&L responsibility.

Provide short term executive management support.

Provide executive interim executive management support

Defined Company's business strategy, too support the primary supply chain and sales.

Inject specialized expertise for a strategic or change management project.Provide experienced executive support during the start up phase of a new company.

Project Management for Companies that undertake major strategic projectsOperations consultancy

Crisis Management, preparing succession plans and successors into executive positions

Mergers and Acquisition management

Provide Market and manufacturing forecasting to meet demand

Provide and Manage all marketing initiatives and functions.

Provide Management for operations, sales, engineering, HR, Logistics and Finance with full P&L responsibility Provide and manage Strategic planning and expansion

Identify opportunities to grow and expand businesses.

Expand companies market share and establish product as a household name

President Director

Pt D1 Oils Indonesia

Business development and the bottom line performance of PT D1 Oils Indonesia Bio Fuels division in alternative fuels and feedstock.

Defined the Company's business strategy to support the primary Bio fuel supply chain.

Created the Company's Bio fuel feedstock footprint in Asia, from agricultural design to implementation and production.

Positioned the Company's products for the business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets.

Negotiate partnerships with other key players in renewable energy.

Coordinated inventory levels in conjunction with the corporate requirements.

Market and manufacturing forecasting to meet demand

Defining evolution of the operations agribusiness and renewable energy.

Managed all marketing initiatives and functions.

Analyzed performance metrics to determine future strategy.

Manage operations, sales, engineering, HR, Logistics and Finance Strategic planning and expansion

Key business negotiator both with potential investors and governments

Major Challenges: Convert the existing local operation into a recognized multi national business entity.

Instill and implement modern concepts and best practices.

Restructuring of operation to become financially competitive

Restructuring business process and manufacturing concept, implementing strategic plans to take advantage of an immense opportunity for worldwide product distribution.Identifying weaknesses in operation, and business process, developing and implementing solutions

Drive safety and sustainable business development with initiative that would change behavior and mindset Contacting and establish new customers and bringing in highly profitable contracts including long- term deal.

Expand the market share and establish product as a household name

Nov 2007 - Sep 2008

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR/PROJECT MANAGER

Agrostone Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Interim project assignment, reporting to CEO & Owner as Operations and Project Director. Responsible for all aspects of Plant operations and manufacturing in Malaysia and Taiwan, open pit lime stone mining, inclusive of EHS, project management, engineering, employee training, manufacturing and business development, with focus on expanding export markets. Manage and consult on all aspects of planning, equipment selection, mining and strategy implementation, with execution of new projects with focus on high value, low cost production. Manage the culture marble manufacturing facility and the Dimension stone and marble aggregate quarry. Project: - Manage all manufacturing, engineering, and commercial functions, and mining processes, with shared P&L responsibility and focus to expand the market, manage new plant expansion in project management capacity and train a capable and efficient workforce. Identify potential markets and projects.

Major Challenges: Convert the existing local operation into a recognized multi national business entity.

Instill and implement modern open pit bench mining technology

Restructuring of operation to become financially competitive

Reduce waste an energy cost.Restructuring business process and manufacturing concept, implementing strategic plans to take advantage of an immense opportunity for worldwide product distribution.Identifying weaknesses in operation, and business process, developing and implementing solutions

Drive safety and sustainable business development with initiative that would change behavior and mindset Contacting and establish new customers and bringing in highly profitable contracts including long- term deal.

Expand the market share and establish product as a household

Nov 2003 - Nov 2007

Managing Director and Operations Manager

Imerys (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Reporting to Vice President of Asia Operations. Manage multiple sites, Malaysia and Thailand with shared responsibility of Vietnam.Responsibilities inclusive of, P&L, Plant operations, engineering, support functions, mining, EHS, business acquisitions, manufacturing and business development, with focus on expanding Asia markets. Manage all aspects of planning, strategy implementation and execution of new acquisition with focus on high value, low cost production.

  • Manage operating budget at a total value of US$ 2.8 million per year.
  • Responsible for operations, mining, sales, engineering, HR, Logistics and Finance.
  • Participate as a key member in the acquisitions of new businesses.
  • Prepare and is accountable for organizational plans and budgets.
  • Manage the introduction for various products to other parts of the world
  • Support and implement corporate policies, goals and objectives
  • Responsible for Operations team to realize short, medium and long-term objectives.
  • Work with Human Resource and local Government to establish/maintain harmonious industrial relations within the plant and surrounding community.
  • Manage team to establish/maintain an effective Safety, Health and Environmental process that will ensure employee, customer and the wellness of local community and instill environmental awareness.
  • Recommend/develop/maintain improved operating policies and procedures to drive improvements in key emphasis areas
  • Design/implement measurements to communicate overall performance and leverage opportunities for improvements.
  • Plan and execute capital expense projects at a approximate cost of US$ 3 million per year
Mar 2001 - Oct 2003

Operations Manager

Cargill (Pt Hindoli)

Reporting to Vice President of Asia and Pacific Operations, responsible for all aspects of business development, with focus on expanding Indonesia markets. Manage all operations,, inclusive of manufacturing facility, shipping, planning, strategy implementation and execution of manufacturing strategies with focus on high value, major customers and exports.Manage the Cargill Palm Oil Mill Installations each of 120-ton/hr and plantation infrastructure in Sumatra, Indonesia. Develop and upgrade existing installation complete with expansion. Project value US$ 26 million

  • Overall responsible for operations, oil manufacturing, engineering, and plantation, HR, Logistics and Finance & Accounting, for Indonesia.
  • Responsible for short and long term planning. Implement corporate policies, goals and objectives
  • Manage Production Engineering and drive for continuous process improvement and cost reductions
  • Participate in long range planning of expansions and new equipment acquisition
  • Plan and execute capital expense projects at a approximate cost of US$ 2 million per year.
  • Liaise with suppliers, contractors and sub contractors for project work and material supplies.
  • Prepare and Manage budget at a total value of US$ 2.0 million per year excluding capital expenditure.
Feb 1998 - Feb 2001

Chief Engineer/Group Mill Manager

Common Wealth Development Corporation, Pac Rim Plantations
Manage the operations and infrastructure of 80000 hectare and 12000 Hectare small holders for Pacific Rim Plantations Palm Oil project, located on multipale sites, a Common Wealth Development Corporation initiative, with three supporting 60 mt/hr palm oil mill and 20 000 ha Cocoa operation in Papua New Guinea. Project value US$ 16 million
  • Commissioning of new equipment and upgrading of existing equipment
  • Manage all Process and Maintenance activities
  • Overall responsible for operations, engineering, plantation infrastructure, HR, Logistics and Finance & Accounting, for the Papua New Guinea operation.
Jan 1994 - Jan 1998

Superintendent

PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper

Erection, Commissioning and Maintaining a Pulp and Paper project in Sumatra Indonesia for the RAPP ( APRIL) Garuda Mas group.

  • Plant erection and commissioning. (Fiber Line, Woodyard/Chipping, Boilers, Chemical Plant, Paper/Pulp Machines and Lime Kilns).
  • Monitor quality and build as per drawing
  • Liaise with contractors and locals and ensure safety awareness on site.
  • Monitor various erection projects and report on completion and status.
  • Plant maintenance and planning, control and set-up engineering projects
  • Long and short term maintenance planning and budget preparation.
  • Training
  • EHS development 
1990 - 1994

Maintenance Superintendent

Mondi Craft, Pulp & Paper

Maintaining and upgrading Pulp and Paper projects for Mondi Kraft and Sappi Kraft in South Africa and Swaziland.

  • Manage commissioning, upgrading and maintenance of all plants in multiple sites.
  • Monitor quality and daily Maintenance.
  • Control cost and manages budget.
  • Plan, Monitor and execute various erection projects and report on completion and status.
  • Plant maintenance and planning, control and set-up engineering projects and upgrading projects.
  • Maintain ISO 9000 and OSHA.
1985 - 1990

Project /Maintenance Foreman

Sasol Petrochemical, Secunda

Project planning execution, erection, commissioning and upgrading with total Maintenance and training responsibilities on project completion of the Petrochemical refinery in South Africa.

Planning and maintaining of Petro chemical installations and Oil Refinery inclusive of gas reactors, light oil separation, turnaround reactors, Oxygen plant, chemical separation, and ammonia plant.Monitor and supervise installation quality and safety standards. Manage safety systems and procedures.Maintain ISO 9000.1400, OSHA and ASME standards for pressure vessels Manage daily mechanical maintenance complete with all maintenance planning

1981 - 1985

Student

1979 - 1981

Evaluator/surveyor & Miner

Harmony Gold Mine,

Mining evaluations in underground mining operation. Do sampling, surveying, geological inspections, mine planning and development, complete with cost efficient mining plans and recommendations. Budget control

1976 - 1979

Sergeant

South African Defense Force