CEFA Executive Committee Members
Bernard Ashlin is the Chairman of Cape Engineers and Founders Association. He presently consults on the Technical aspects at Companies and continues to serve the Industry via the CEFA. He entered the Metal Industry in 1962 and has an NTC3 and Technical Matric (Fitting & Turning) and a National Technical Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (NTD) with a BSc (Mech. Eng.) Degree. In 1980 he was offered shares in the Management buyout of the Defence Division namely Cape Manufacturing Engineers and served as a Technical Director and finally M.D. in 1994 when CME was forced to restructure with the declining Defence Industry. Bernard served as a Director on all the CME Boards as the Company diversified into the Automotive and Foundry Sectors of the Metal Industry. He retired as Group M.D. of the CME Holding Company in 2009. He served as Chairman of CME Precision until voluntary liquidation in 2015 and is a retired Colonel of the South Africa Army.
Bernard continues to represents CEFA on the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) both regionally and at national level and remains an active member of the CEFA Negotiating Team.
Adriaan Vorster is the Compliance Manager, at John Thompson a division of Actom (Pty) Ltd,
Adriaan has been in the Metal & Engineering Industry in an HR capacity since 1989. Before that as legal advisor for the Building Industrial Council.
He holds a law degree from Unisa and post-graduate qualifications in Industrial Relations and Business Administration from Stellenbosch University.
Apart from general HR responsibility with emphasis on building employment relationships in an actively unionised environment he has been responsible for Skills Development and BBBEE administration since 2003.
Joe is the Human Resources Managing Director of CFW Industries Group. These companies have been in business for over 50 years manufacturing quality products and offering industry air technology solutions of the highest standard.
Joe is a long serving member on both the CEFA Executive Committee and on the MEIBC Regional Bargaining Council Committee.
Ryan did his MSc (Mech Eng) at UCT. He started working at AMC Cookware, with product development, then moving onto production management and is currently Manufacturing Director.
AMC cookware manufactures high-quality stainless-steel cookware. Our factory has specialist skills in deep draw and polishing.