Reg Taylor – Director

Highly experienced Professional Mechanical Engineer

e: reg@bakara-sa.co.za
w: bakara-sa.co.za
t: 011 837 1842

BSc Eng (Mech) Witwatersrand University 1973

Master Business Leadership, University of South Africa, 1984 Professional Engineer 770204, Engineering Council of SA

Member of the SA Institute of Mechanical Engineers (Member 200180)

Previous work experience include:

  • SA Railways and Harbours:
    • Maintenance and repairs of diesel electric locomotives, and Deputy Mechanical Engineer (SA Railway) at Bloemfontein Mechanical Workshops
    • Maintenance Engineer of Saldanha Iron Ore Mineral
    • Project Engineer in the Chief Mechanical Engineers office on the multipurpose terminal in Richard’s Bay
    • General Manager: Bulk Conveyor Systems and Chief Design Engineer (coal face equipment) at Dowson and Dobson/KBC
  • Dowson and Dobson:
    • General Manager Bulk Conveyor Division
    • Chief Design Engineer Coal-mining Equipment: continuous drum miners (first to be built in South Africa), shuttle cars and roof bolters
  • Protea PNI: Marketing Engineer (Software & Hardware) for mine geologists using rock mechanics (seismic) software
  • Turncliff Mining and Engineering Services: General Sales and Services Manager (coal mining equipment)
  • Spes Machines (Pty) Ltd: Managing Director – sole designer and manufacturer of down-hole rock drill bits in South Africa.
  • maXem Engineering: General Manager – set up rock-drilling manufacturing and introduced polycrystalline diamond technology for hard-rock hammer drilling
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