Roelf is a qualified Field Engineer, BSc (MechEng), with 50 years of industry experience. After holding various Engineering positions for 14 years with Ingersoll Rand, and a further 6 years in the Construction Industry, he entered the valve industry in 1987 as a Sales & Project Manager of IPV (Industrial Petroleum Valves). After IPV was sold in 1998, Roelf held Senior Management positions at Paltech and Enserve. Thereafter he served as National Sales Manager for Premier Valves. Premier Valves is a proud member of the AVK Group and Roelf now uses his extensive technical knowledge to lead the Academy as Head Facilitator.