Gregor Hopton (Greg), joined AVK Holding Southern Africa on the 1st of March 2018, in a newly created position as the Group Projects Director. Greg is responsible for Group, including its proud member, Premier Valves.
Greg has a long history within the valves industry and has had various positions during the last 25 years. He has been very fortunate to work with both metallic and non-metallic valves. The AVK Group is far from unfamiliar to him, and over the years Greg has worked with AVK as a sub-distributor and represented the InterApp brand in Africa.
Furthermore, he has worked extensively in several industries including Petrochem, PowerGen, Pulp and Paper, Water Treatment, Iron and Steel, Food and Pharma, Automotive, Sugar and especially Mining and Metallurgical Refining – where he visited and liaised with suppliers and principals from around the world selling their valves through various distribution channels to clients across Africa.
Greg is married with two daughters and four lovely grandchildren (who are the light of his life).
He is an avid motorsport fan to the point where he has gone as far as sponsoring two racing cars in his personal capacity for his previous company. He thoroughly enjoys watching most sports, and particularly rugby and golf. When he’s not at the race track, you can find Greg spending time with his family in the countryside or hiking. Greg looks forward to being part of the team that will take the AVK Group to the next level.
The addition of Greg has strengthened our team and will allow us to further meet our customers’ needs on the ground and in the field.