Printing SA has announced three recent appointments

The board of Printing SA is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Warren as operations director for the organisation. Geoff Warren has decades of experience within the printing industry. The new role will make him responsible for the management of all national operations for Printing SA.

Geoff graduated from Rhodes University, and is registered as a human resources practitioner. His previous experience within the industry is immense, having been involved in the Printing and Packaging Industry since 1989 where he was the human resources director for Metal Box Liquid Packaging Division. He then went on to join Printing SA in 2000 as chamber director for the KwaZulu-Natal chamber of Printing SA.

On the rare occasions when Warren does have time off, he enjoys fishing, playing a little golf and loves walking his dogs. He concluded that his dream for the future is to see Printing SA continue to re-invent itself and to remain an organisation which supports businesses within the printing, packaging and signage industry.

Printing SA has announced the promotion of Jermaine Naicker from labour consultant to that of Regional Chamber Manager of KZN chamber Printing SA. Having grown up and completed his school career in Phoenix, Jermaine went on to graduate from Durban University of Technology in Human Resources Management. After completion of the undergraduate programme, he then enrolled for a post graduate degree in the same field at DUT.

His career began in the retail space, where he was employed through a graduate programme. Upon completion, he was then promoted to human resources administrator and in the same year was again promoted to that of human resources business partner. 2016 began his introduction to the printing and packaging industry after joining Printing SA in the KZN chamber as membership services consultant. There he discovered an industry larger than he ever anticipated.

He believes his secret to success is his strong work ethic, the hunger to learn and keep abreast of trends, always looking at the bigger picture and being goal orientated. When not working, Jermaine loves playing sport, particularly indoor soccer, some cricket and loves spending time with his wife. He is also an avid musician and loves to learn new pieces of music on various musical instruments. His advice to anyone starting out in the printing industry is to start small, dream big,  but never stop learning in your pursuit of achieving your goals.

Printing SA has also announced the promotion of Susan Peterson, who was recently promoted from Member Consultant to Acting Chamber Manager for the Cape chamber of Printing SA. Susan holds a certificate and diploma in business management as well as a bachelor of commerce human resources degree from Mancosa.

Her employment history includes that of working at McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy as technical training administration assistant, as well as being national training and development administrator at Eqstra Holdings.

When Susan is not at work she loves nothing more than spending time with her daughter and participating together with her offspring in fun runs in order to stay fit. She also appreciates the outdoors and loves reading autobiographies, as well books that are intellectual and thought provoking.