Meet the Team

farmSPEC Team Leaders

DAVID SMILLIE

DAVID SMILLIE

Chairman

Tel: +27 031 564 9948
Email: davids@farmspec.co.za

David is responsible for the coordination of all sales and marketing worldwide, with extensive experience in strategy development and facilitation.  With a strong team behind him, David manages the company’s export procedures; strategic planning, conceptualisation and customer relations, as well as branding, marketing differentiation and team building. His years of experience in facilitating trade through Africa, bringing a depth of knowledge to the company that will see greater expansion into agricultural markets globally.

HOWARD PHIPSON

HOWARD PHIPSON

Managing Director

Tel: +27 031 564 9948
Email: howardp@farmspec.co.za

Howard joins Farmspec with a good understanding of the farming and the agri-business. Having been a farmer as well as running his own management consulting business, he brings well rounded value to the industry of plant and animal nutrition and the value chain. Value that ultimately translates to the farmer as sustainable farming and onto feeding the country as well as the global consumer.

EDDIE VILJOEN

EDDIE VILJOEN

Director

Tel: +27 031 564 9948 
Email: eddie.viljoen@tiscali.co.za

1986-2004 FirstRand
– RMB/ FNB. Regional Director
– Firstlink (FNB Insurance ). Director
– Marsh Insurance S.A. Director

2005-2016. Financial and Property Consultant

2016-2018. CEO Educor Property Holdings.

2018-2019. Financial and Property Consultant

JACO VORSTER

JACO VORSTER

Agricultural Sales Specialist

Tel: +27 031 564 9948 
Cell:  +27 072 820 2582
Email: jacov@farmspec.co.za

Jaco Vorster adds value to the farmSPEC team by bringing his 31 years of experience in various inputs in the Agricultural Sector, like Credit Finance, Genetics, Crop Care, and the full spectrum of Plant Nutrition, namely macro elements, micro elements, and microbes in the whole Sub-Shara Africa region.

Jaco holds academic qualifications from, The United Inst of Credit Management, ARC Crop Protection, Marketing Certificate, Introduction to Biotechnology (Technicon Pretoria), MDP (UP) Company Law on Fair Trading, and Neurolink High Achiever Certificate. 

Jaco believes in the strong Agricultural values of sustainable and viable food production where farmSPEC in a partnership with their customers strive to supply the highest quality of plant nutrition products, to benefit the end users nutrition food value.

NAD GOVENDER

NAD GOVENDER

Financial Administration

Tel: +27 031 564 9948
Email: 
nadg@farmspec.co.za

Nad has worked in Agricultural finance for over twenty years. Nad is a meticulous accounting specialist whose attention to detail has insured safety and security for the company in today’s difficult money markets. A valuable team player who brings a fresh approach to a fast-changing landscape in the field of Agriculture. His aptitude to measure performance across the business spectrum makes him the ideal man for the job.

MARINDA CILLIERS

MARINDA CILLIERS

Personal Assisstant

Tel: +27 031 564 9948
Email: marindac@farmspec.co.za

Marinda is a valuable team player who has gained valuable experience across the board in the Agricultural Business as PA to the board with an emphasis on client relationships, buying and administration. Her focus has been on Specialty products in Agriculture, following the same doctrine as that of her directors and fellow staff members in farmSPEC.

MICHELLE PRICE

MICHELLE PRICE

Logistics Manager

Tel: +27 031 564 9948
Cell: +27 062 249 0639
Email: logistics@farmspec.co.za

Michelle Price is an integral member of the Farmspec team with more than 15yrs experience in Fertilizer logistics including, bagging, blending, coating, transport, and warehousing. With a hands-on approach to buying raw materials for fertilizer manufacturing plants, Michelle quickly adapted to the role of buying for farmspec.

MONIQUE DE WET

MONIQUE DE WET

Relationship Manager

Tel: +27 031 564 9948
Cell: +27 072 341 3628
Email: sales@farmspec.co.za

Monique has over 15years of sales and marketing experience.

Very focused on delivering excellent customer service. Has great energy and a huge passion for solution finding and ultimately strives in becoming an extension of our customer’s business to deliver exceptional quality products, timeously, to our customers and their end-users.

Outstanding customer relationships has always been a key to success and something of high value and priority.

Tel: +27 31 564 9948
Cell: +27 78 1486547
marindac@farmspec.co.za

11 St Andrews Drive
Durban North, 4051
South Africa