Themba Baloyi took over the role of managing director at Voith Turbo, South Africa in August last year. His appointment followed the relocation and immigration of the previous managing director.

Themba Baloyi was appointed as managing director at Voith Turbo, South Africa in August 2022. Image credit: Voith

Themba Baloyi was appointed as managing director at Voith Turbo, South Africa in August 2022. Image credit: Voith

Voith Turbo, South Africa is active in the marketing, assembly, service, and sales support of engineering products in mining and metals, paper, rail, commercial vehicles, power, oil and gas. As MD, Themba will provide leadership, support, and guidance.

Themba has a successful history with Voith Turbo, South Africa. He joined the company on 1 September 2018 as procurement manager. During this time, Themba spearheaded various company-wide projects and process systems, which he successfully executed and implemented with different department managers’ support.

On 1 September 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Themba was promoted to director of operations, following the resignation of his predecessor due to illness. Themba stepped in and assumed various responsibilities over eight months before this appointment. On 1 August 2022, Themba was promoted to director of operations and managing director. Before joining Voith Turbo, South Africa in September 2018, Themba worked for various Blue Chip companies in the engineering, marine, oil, petroleum, and explosives industries.

Senior vice president and CFO Voith Turbo Industry said: “We are delighted to appoint Themba to this position. His experience across procurement, supply chain, operations, warehousing, quality, health, safety and environment, combined with his financial, economics and sales management acumen, has proven his ability to identify opportunities, develop partnerships and lead initiatives, which will help build Voith Turbo, South Africa and deliver an exciting future for the company.”

Themba is an internationally Certified Supply Chain Professional. He holds a BTech Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, an Advanced Program in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, a Certificate in Sales Management and Procurement Management, and has obtained Middle Management Development Program.

In his free time, especially on weekends, Themba enjoys spending time with his family and socialising. If not braaing with family friends, Themba enjoys going out and meeting friends. “My work is demanding and entails long hours. When not working, I try to make up for the time by taking a walk or watching television with my wife and children,” says Themba.