Intertek, the global quality services provider, has appointed Greg Dinkelman as business development manager to expand the company’s calibration and metering service offering in Sub Saharan and West Africa.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Mr Dinkelman is responsible for developing the business as part of Intertek’s growth strategy, which will also see the development of local offices in the region. The company already has plans to open a calibration laboratory in Ghana in the coming months.
Mr Dinkelman joins Intertek with over ten years’ experience in the industry, in both management and in the field, and is ideally placed to drive forward Intertek’s business in Africa.
Taking global experience from around the world to Intertek, Mr Dinkelman has worked in countries including many in Africa and the Middle East. In his new role he will focus on expanding the calibration and metering services, which includes calibration of process and test equipment and pressure and temperature instruments as well as meter-proving and volume and flow measurement. These services are highly important for oil and gas companies to improve their measurement accuracy which ultimately reduces errors and saves money.
Mr Dinkelman said: “I am very positive about my new position at Intertek and the capacity there is to grow the calibration and metering business in Africa. Intertek has many services that are active in the region, and our Exploration & Production Services team has identified the need for further development of our metering and calibration services. Developing offices locally with an emphasis on training local staff, will allow us to provide an integrated service tailored to the market.”
“I have seen what Intertek has achieved in other areas and I have the same vision for this region to deliver quality with consistent brand values. Building lasting relationships with clients in Sub Saharan Africa is also a key part of my role. There are a number of challenges such as the remote locations, but being part of a global player we can bring in expertise from other countries and there is a great culture of sharing of procedures and equipment to ensure we bring a high standard of services to all clients across the world.”
Raymond Pirie, vice president for Intertek’s global upstream business, said: “Greg brings a wealth of experience to Intertek and his track record in the African oil and gas industry will be highly beneficial as we look to expand our range of services in the region. Intertek is growing as a whole, and there is a lot of scope in Africa. We aim to expand through our network of existing offices and place our service offering in strategic locations.”