Retirement of Technical Manager, Murray Cronje

BEKA Schréder has lost a lighting stalwart. After more than 40 years in the electrical and lighting industry, Murray Cronje has decided to go on early retirement.

Murray Cronje, Technical Manager – Applications and Training, has played a vital role within BEKA Schréder in developing the Applications Department and setting up training programs. After more than 14 years of working at the company, he is certainly leaving a big gap.

Murray’s professional career started in 1974, when he joined the South African Railways and Harbours as a Pupil Engineering Technician, responsible for low voltage electrical distribution in various applications. He subsequently became involved in illumination engineering responsible for specifications, designs, tenders, etc. After 23 years at the Railways, he was offered a position at Genwest Industries, where he was the Technical Manager of the Lighting Division, responsible for various illumination engineering matters.

In 1998, Murray joined BEKA Schréder (Pty) Ltd as the Technical Manager (Applications) responsible for providing technical support to the sales team by means of lighting designs, and providing training to our sales team, as well as to customers.

After 11 years at BEKA Schréder, he decided to explore other shores, and after four years he returned to BEKA Schréder (Pty) Ltd to take up the position as mentioned above.

Murray was not only seen as a very competent professional, but he has also become a friend to most of us. His character, professionalism and sense of humour will definitely be missed.

On behalf of BEKA Schréder, we wish thank Murray for his valuable contribution, and we wish him a happy retirement and valuable time with loved ones.

Rui Silva, who has been with BEKA Schréder for eight years, has taken over the management of the Applications department.