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 (From left:) Wallace Yearwood, Peter Lawson, Graham Boswell, Jeff Nemeth, Satya Banda.
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 Struandale Engine Plant celebrates 450 years of dedication at Long Service Awards

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PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — Ford’s annual Long Service Awards honour the company’s longest-serving employees, and this year no less than 16 people notched up significant employment milestones with the Ford family at the Struandale Engine Plant.
 
An awards dinner was held at the upmarket Isango Gate Boutique Hotel in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, and was hosted by Jeff Nemeth, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa, along with Peter Lawson (VP Manufacturing), Wallace Yearwood, the outgoing plant manager, and his successor, Satya Banda.
 
“With a combined 450 years of service, you have all shown a remarkable commitment and dedication to the company, and made an important contribution to its success over the years,” Yearwood commented.
 
A total of 11 employees reached the 25-year milestone and two hit the 30-year mark. Nicholas Mapapu was the lone 35-year recipient, while Graham Boswell and Rubin Meleni each achieved the special status of 40 years of proud service to the company.
 
Long Service Awards - 2012
 
NAME
YEARS
Peter Africa
25
Moegemat Barman
25
Vivian Claasen
25
Ronald Damons
25
Elroy Holland
25
Thembile Ngcanga
25
Joshua Smith
25
Zanele Soldaat
25
David Bold
25
John Tau
25
Alvin Meyer
25
 
 
George Grootboom
30
Clive Johnson
30
 
 
Nicholas Mapapu
35
 
 
Graham Boswell
40
Rubin Meleni
40
 
 
 
(From left:) Wallace Yearwood, Peter Lawson, Rubin Meleni, Jeff Nemeth, Satya Banda.
Ford's longest-serving employees are honoured.

  

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12/6/2012 10:05 PM