Our Team

Vaughn Hanwith-Horden
Managing Director

Vaughn has experience in the machine tools sector since 1989, having worked in sales for Pretoria Machine Tools, Oriental Machine Tools, Green & Sons and Forest Engineering. He became Sales Manager for Forest & Holmach in 1995, and is currently Managing Director of F&H.


Richard Poalses
Sales Manager

Richard is a qualified artisan and turner machinist. He joined F&H in 2011 as Sales Manager after working for a top machine tools company in the sales division. Prior to this he was a sales engineer for 600SA Holdings (Pty) Ltd, which has now been acquired by Forge Group and integrated with F&H.


Johnny Pierdica
Product Manager

Johnny has 30 years’ experience in the CNC machine tools field. Prior to joining F&H in 2012 as Product Manager, he was general manager for the machine tools division of 600SA Holdings (Pty) Ltd, which has now been acquired by Forge Group and integrated with F&H.


Alberto van Zyl
Sales Engineer

Alberto started as an apprentice at Atlas Aircraft Corporation in 1989 and qualified as Fitter and Turner in the Aircraft Industry. At the same time he gave CNC programming courses for turning and milling after hours.
In this way he obtained a lot of experience in various industries like automotive, aircraft, hydraulics and light and heavy, general engineering.
He also capable of doing programming and giving training on Camworks and Esprit cad/cam and cam software.
Being previously employed at Rothco as an application and sales engineer for 7 years . In early October 2014 he was employed by F & H Machine Tools as a Sales Engineer using his vast experience and knowledge of engineering and programing he will surely be a great asset to our sales force.