One Eighty provides a range of engineering solutions. The company is made up of a team of highly creative, vibrant and well-trained engineers. One Eighty prides itself on being able to solve highly technical problems with reliable skills and abilities.

The company specialises in applying high-level technical skills to everyday engineering problems providing elegant, efficient and cost-effective engineering solutions.

Any of our team members can be contacted at info@one-eighty-degrees.com

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GENERAL MANAGEMENT

DR JANET COTTON

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Founder & Director

Bsc (Eng), PHD (Materials Engineering UCT), PR Eng

Member: MLA, SAIMM, SAIMENA, SASSDA, Corrosion Institute, SAIW

Dr Janet Cotton founded One Eighty in 2002, and the company today is the most widely scoped ISO accredited materials testing laboratory in Africa.
Janet has earned professional respect globally as a professional and experienced metallurgist and materials engineer; as a problem solver and a technology partner.
She has worked on forensic root cause failure investigation on a wide range of industrial components ranging from big end bearings on main engines to rudder failures, bearing failures and even ozone generator failure. She has also worked on a range of noteworthy materials selection projects. She has expertise in a wide range of testing methods, detailed analysis and problem solving, and is specialised in commercial research, technology development and the commercialisation of technology.

Read more about Janet, here

MR PAUL SWANEPOEL

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General Manager

 

Paul Swanepoel has 39 years of extensive and diverse business experience in operational leadership, human resources, organisational development, change management, marketing, corporate governance (compliance), safety and security, due diligence and risk management (including financial risk exposure and profiling). He has a string of qualifications too long to mention, not least of all a MBA from Oxford Brookes in the UK, and a long list of awards earned in the SADF, National Intelligence Agency and in Security. Paul has consulted on an impressive list of national and global projects, and brings a wealth of invaluable business experience to One Eighty.

OUR TEAM 

MAXIME ELLARD

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Quality Manager

BSc (Biochemistry and Microbiology), ISO 17025 Technical Signatory

CRAIG SWANEPOEL

Craig Swanepoel

Business Development and Operations Manager

BSc, BSc (Hon), MSc (Stellenbosch)

BHONGO MZIZI

Bhongo Mzizi

Chief Technical Officer

 N.Dip Mechanical Engineering, BTech Mechanical Engineering

KERRY-ANNE WHITE

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Materials Scientist (Advanced Materials)

MSc Supramolecular Chemistry

JOHAN CORNELISSEN

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Lead Materials Scientist (Advanced Materials)

B.Sc Chemistry and Mathematical Statistics, Hons. B.Sc.(Polymer Science), M. Sc. (Polymer Science)

ANDRE SAAYMAN

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Certified International Welding Engineer

Bachelor of Engineering Honours in Welding Engineering.

FAITH DWAYIYO

NOZUKO FAITH DWAYIYO

Laboratory Technician

NICOLEEN VAN BLERK

MRS NICOLEEN VAN BLERK

Administration Manager

MARCELLE DE WAAL

Marcelle de Waal

Junior Consulting Engineer

BEng Mechanical Engineering

One Eighty also has an internship programme, and our team of engineers and scientists are backed up by Technical Interns:

Stefan Marais, Tabiso Mokele, Selo Tekane, Nathi Matsane, Shibe Legoli, Siya Mhlanbiso and Tembi Jayiya