Afx - African Oxygen Limited - Afrox Announces The Appointment Of Brett Kimber Release Date: 09/12/2011 15:00:01 Code(s): AFX
AFX - African Oxygen Limited - Afrox announces the appointment of Brett Kimber
as its new managing director
African Oxygen Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1927/000089/06)
JSE code: AFX
NSX code: AOX
("Afrox" or "the Company")
AFROX ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF BRETT KIMBER AS ITS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR
Afrox has announced that South African Brett Kimber, currently Chief Executive
of industrial gases company Linde Korea, is to become the new Managing Director
of Afrox - the industrial gases, welding and safety products group.
He takes over a company with a turnover in excess of R5 billion. His appointment
as Managing Director is effective from 01 January, 2012.
Kimber, aged 50, has held various senior positions in The Linde Group, Afrox`s
majority shareholder, including Global Business Manager for former BOC Edwards`
Bulk Gases Product Division in Singapore, Project Development Manager with Linde
North America, various senior posts in Afrox between 1990 and 1998, and was
Senior Research Geologist with Anglo American Research Laboratory.
He holds a BSc Hons in Mineral Economics from the University of Johannesburg,
BSc Hons in Geo-Chemistry from the University of Cape Town and a Bachelor of
Science (BSc) with majors in Chemistry and Geology from the University of
He succeeds Tjaart Kruger, who resigned as Managing Director and CEO of Afrox
after four years with the Company. Afrox Chairman, Mike Hugon, commented: "In
Brett Kimber, I believe we have a very worthy successor. He has successfully led
a number of high performing businesses and also has wide experience of working
within The Linde Group internationally. Afrox has invested for growth in recent
years and I`m confident that Brett will build on that in the future."
Kimber will be the tenth Managing Director in Afrox`s 84-year history. Afrox
operates in South Africa and in 16 other countries in Africa, and is the leader
in the markets it serves.
9 December 2011
Date: 09/12/2011 15:00:01 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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