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Crabtree under new leadership

Crabtree under new leadership

Power Technologies (Pty) Ltd (Powertech), a wholly owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron), is proud to announce the appointment of Mr James Calmeyer as CEO for its operation Crabtree. The operation will once again function as an autonomous, stand-alone company and will conduct its business from the combined manufacturing, sales and distribution premises in Wadeville.

James Calmeyer joined the Powertech group in 2007, when Powertech acquired IST. He subsequently took over the Managing Director position at Strike Technologies in 2010. With the amalgamation of Strike Technologies, TIS and Powertech IST to form Powertech System Integrators, Calmeyer was promoted to Business Development Executive for Utilities in the substantially larger company.

Powertech Group CEO, Neil Kayton comments: “By consolidating the manufacturing, sales and distribution functions of Crabtree, we will be allowing the Low Voltage Electrical Accessories business to focus on the core competencies of the Crabtree name, being quality and innovation within the South African market. There are definitive and tangible opportunities for the electrical accessories business and we are positioning Crabtree for future sustained profitable growth.”

The Crabtree brand has for many decades been a leading brand in South Africa for electrical accessories.