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Ivan Frimmel CV & photo

Ivan Frimmel CV & photo

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Personal Data
Ivan Frimmel
Date & Place of Birth
10 / 01 / 1946, Vrutky, Czechoslovakia
Height & Weight
173 cm / 100 kg
Residential Address

16 Gardenview, Pu Men Street, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa

Postal Address
P.O. Box 5045, Bronkhorstspruit, 1020, RSA
E-mail Address & Website
ivan.frimmel@nanhua.co.za www.nanhua.co.za
Contact Numbers
Tel (h)
(013) 931-0123
Tel (b)
(013) 931-0009 x 270 (Mon \u2013 Fri, 9:00 \u2013 12:00)
Arrival in South Africa
3rd June 1969, Jan Smuts Airport
South African, since April 1985
RSA Identity No
460110 5033 08 9
Marital Status & Children
Widowed (1987);
1 son (born 1973)
Current Position
Contract Administrator, Farming & Tenant
& Seminary Novice Recruitment Manager
at Nanhua Buddhist Temple & African Buddhist Seminary,
Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
Position Sought
Dave McNamara
Chief Mech. Engineer
(011) 899-9111
Leon Erskine
Project Manager
(011) 899-9111
Paul Carlin
Project Manager
(011) 899-9111
John Krause
Contract Admin. Manager EMS
(011) 456-1000
1952 \u2013 1960
Vrutky Boys School, Czechoslovakia
1960 \u2013 1964
Martin Technical College, Czechoslovakia
Tech. Diploma in Mech. Engineering
Summary of Experience
6 months
Aircraft Maintenance Fitter
2 years
3 years
Selling & Marketing
3 years
Production Planning
6 years
Quality Control & Mech. Draughting
15 years plus
Projects & Contracts Engineering, Contracts
Administration, Procurement & Management
Work History
Since Sept. 88:Self-Employed
Projects) Since September 1988 I have been making living by offering my services on a freelance basis to

various project engineering & management companies in South Africa (e.g. Bateman Engineering Limited, Bateman Materials Handling, Lurgi) in a variety of project functions such as Proposals Engineering (Criden Mineral Processing Plant and Venetia Diamond Recovery Plant Feasibility Studies),Estimati ng (Uitkomst Sulphuric Acid Plant Tender), Project Engineering (Lethabo Ash Processing Plant and various Pipe Conveyor Projects), Procurement and Contract Administration (Douglas and Premier Mine Stackers & Reclaimers),

Project Management (Kendal Power Station Boiler-Feed Conveyors), Project Buying (gold refinery project in
Uzbekistan for Bateman Minerals, March \u2013 April 2003), etc. For almost 2 years I was also involved in
Marketing and Importing of various engineering products from Slovakia and Taiwan to South Africa.

More recently I have been helping some Taiwanese people in South Africa in a variety of tasks and projects for their Nan Hua Temple, Nan Hua Farming cc and African Buddhist Seminary in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.

10 months:Nov. 87 - Aug. 88: Contract Position
SA Breweries Ltd., 76 Juta Str, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
(Brewery Expansion Project)

In this job I was responsible to the Contract Admin Manager for the preparation of Requests for Tender, commercial & technical bid evaluations, issuing tender awards, and for all aspects of contract execution on site, incl. chairing weekly progress meetings with approx. 6-10 sub-contractors (mechanical, ventilation, electrical, air-conditioning, piping\u2026), writing minutes of meetings and progress reports, processing contractor\u2019s invoices & claims, presenting our claims, penalties and backcharges to contractors, , keeping track of extras requested by engineering departments, updating the original contracts by means of contract

amendments\u2026 for the expansion of Rosslyn Brewery, until the project was completed and my contract
6 months:Nov. 86 - May 87:
Travelling in the USA

I spent about 7 months on holiday in the USA (New York, Atlanta, San Francisco\u2026): travelling and visiting friends, and occasionally doing some casual work there. Upon return to South Africa I spent about 4 months working as a sales representative for a friend, while looking for a more suitable job.

3 years:Feb. 84 - Nov. 86:
Mather & Platt (Pty) Ltd., P.O. Box 8398, Elandsfontein, South Africa
(Pump Projects)

Here I was handling approx. 20 \u2013 25 different pump & pump installation contracts at any one time (mainly water for SA mines, Escom power stations and various other industrial clients), in all stages from inception, through design, manufacturing, ordering of bought-out components (el. motors, couplings\u2026), to assembly, testing, delivery to site and commissioning, including the preparation & processing of all contract documentation (contracts, contract variation, orders, invoices progress reports, etc). I had to leave when M&P decided to close down their South African pump division operations.

2 years:Jan. 82 - Jan. 84:
PHB Weserhutte (SA), P.O. Box2053, Johannesburg, South Africa
(Stacker & Reclaimer Projects)

PHB Weserhutte SA is the local subsidiary of a large international concern, with a head office in West Germany. In this position I was responsible to the Contracts Engineer for various aspects of contract execution, such as liaison with our German principals, clients, consulting engineers, suppliers and sub-contractors, and for equipment procurement and imports, erection supervision, progress reports, cost estimating & control\u2026of large capital equipment, mainly stockpile stackers & reclaimers used in the South African mining and industry. I left PHB because of lack of new projects.

1.5 years:May 80 - Dec. 80: Contract Position
E L Bateman (Pty) Ltd., P.O. Box 565, Boksburg, South Africa
(Process Plant Projects)

Upon return from my trip to Mauritius & Australia I did some short temporary contract drawing work and then was offered this longer contract position on a freelance basis with ELB. Here I was involved in the preparation of tenders for two R20-million sulphuric acid plants, mechanical engineering of R4-million NPK fertilizer plants for Fedmis, incl. the preparation of specifications and procurement packages for various chemical process plant equipment, liaison with other engineering disciplines, suppliers and sub-contractors, providing some plant layout input to the drawing office, compiling equipment schedules, attending project progress meetings\u2026I left when contract was finished.

2 months:Oct. 79 \u2013 Dec. 79:
Travelling in Australia

I spent 1 week on holiday in Mauritius and then 7 weeks traveling in Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney) - and upon return to South Africa about 4-5 months doing some short-term drawing jobs, while looking for a new, longer contract.


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