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Koos Venter | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jan 26, 2015

Koos Venter

Project Manager, GM for Aviation, Business develop
   South Africa
  |   Pretoria, Gauteng


Minimum Hourly Rate $66

I am a well-presented, articulate and professional senior manager; I have a total of 15 years in the aviation industry. In this period I established 3 line station and 2 AMO's for Solenta Aviation.

I was the General Manager contracts as well as GM maintenance at ExecuJet aviation. I went to Nigeria and opened a full AMO for ExecuJet and established the business area.

My interpersonal and communication skills are excellent and I have the ability to interact with people at all levels in a significant and meaningful way. Included in my...

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Skills (10)


Service Description

Grow business and make it profitable;
Ensure that the MRO's is established and complies with regulations of the applicable regulatory authority;
Establishment of a new client base;
Customer liaison & relationship management;
Management of a employees: Their welfare, performance appraisals, coaching, training & development;
Target driven approach ensuring budget objectives achieved with direct management of work in progress tasks, collection of debt & payment of creditors;
Regularly monitoring maintenance & ensuring implementation of & adherence to processes & procedures across business area;
Encouraging and promoting quality;
Management of all maintenance related activities; Base/line Maintenance as well as Avionics and planning activities;
Management of various maintenance related projects - meeting target dates;
Marketing/sales of business unit capabilities & strengths –
includes proposals, marketing campaigns and customer visits;
Maintaining strategic relationships with various international aircraft manufacturers;
Manage various maintenance related projects - meet target dates;
Scrutinised quotes & invoices before sending to clients;
Customer liaison & customer relationship management;
knowledge of EASA, SACAA and FAA regulations.

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Specilised Aviation Services
Aviation Consultant
2013 - 2014
ExecuJet Nigeria
Maintenance Manager - Nigeria
2011 - 2013
Responsible to grow business and make it profitable; Ensure that the line station complies with SACAA and NCAA rules whilst establishing a full Nigeria AMO for ExecuJet; Establishing of a new...
ExecuJet Maintenace South Africa
General Manager Maintenace
2010 - 2011
Management of ExecuJet South Africa’s Maintenance Department; Responsible for generating 60% of company’s annual revenue; Compiled departmental budget (ensuring that expenses are in budget);...
ExecuJet Aviation South Africa
General Manager Contracts
2007 - 2010
Responsible for all Government contracts (ARMSCOR as well as SAAF); Compiled contracts for the SAPS and Botswana Defense Force; Customer liaison/relationship management; Staff management for 6...
Solenta Aviation
Quality Assurance Manager
2006 - 2007
Established/maintained new AMO stations; Ensured sign-out ability/company approval - non-licensed & foreign engineers; Monitored training programs, tooling in field; Maintained/enhanced AMO ¿MOP¿...
Southe African Air Force
1998 - 2006
Jan 1989 – Oct 2006 Various positions, last was as a Major in the SAAF; Started as an aircraft apprentice and qualified in 1992 as an Aircraft Engineer; I worked on various fighter projects during...


University of South Africa
B.Comm Management (Still in Progress)
2000 - 2014
University of Pretoria
Program in Project Management
2000 - 2000
Centurion Technical College
National Diploma ¿ Mechanical Engineering
1998 - 2000
South African Air Force
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licenes
1989 - 1992
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