Grant Barkhuizen, previously regional manager for Mustek in Durban, has joined LightEdge as GM of its Durban operation.
Barkhuizen, a 17-year veteran of the technology business, will be leading the Durban team as Lightedge positions itself to capitalise on a booming economy.
The kwaZulu Natal province has seen massive growth recently as several large-scale developments come on stream, and further projects are being signed off, including expansions to the port and airport, and a host of new office park developments.
Grant Poulton, MD of Lightedge, comments: "Barkhuizen is one of the most experienced and capable IT executives in Durban, with solid management credentials. His role over the next year is to build the Emerald brand, and to establish Lightedge as a major contender as a solutions integrator in KZN."
Barkhuizen started the Durban operation of Mustek in the late 1980s. He will now be responsible for building Lightedge's corporate business in that province, as well as continuing to serve the needs of reseller customers.