COREX Management

The COREX Management Team is both mature and forward-looking. The management personnel are well supported by the sales, marketing and support teams, and with many years of specialist and complementary talents and skill they understand the dynamics of the South African market very well. With a penchant for working well with partners and adapting to any situation, the COREX Management team are well equipped to adapt to any challenges. 
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      Mark Lu  |  Chief Executive Officer
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Mark Lu
One of the most recognised personalities in ICT, COREX CEO Mark Lu has been described as a business dynamo: driven, ambitious, a true leader, open to new challenges, demanding and visionary. He has been nominated for CEO of the year numerous times, and has garnered many other industry awards and accolades throughout his career.
He successfully started Rectron, and headed up the GIGABYTE Notebook Division as Managing Director. His objective is to take COREX to new heights, and reinvent the local distribution model along the way.

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      Stewart Diss  |  Chief Operating Officer
     
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Stewart Diss

“With our extensive product portfolio, outstanding technical knowledge and exceptional service we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors and offer a formidable relationship with our customers. We are committed to recognising and appreciating the characteristics that make COREX employees unique in an atmosphere that promotes and celebrates individual and collective achievement.”

Stewart successfully established the Cape Town and Durban branches of COREX and is now based in Johannesburg. Stewart maintains an open door policy that allows employees and customers to directly address their concerns, whether positive or negative, to management and Stewart appreciates constructive criticism as a means to further enhance his own management style and the performance of the company. Stewart has a can-do attitude and sees every challenge as an opportunity.

     
Werner Kuhn  |  Computing Head
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Werner Kuhn
Werner started his career at a well-known distributor just over 13 years ago, and has worked his way up through the ranks, starting in the sales department, and slowly moving up to Product Management, Sales Management, Business Management, and finally, to Sales Director. As the Head of computing division, Werner has a firm grasp of the latest technologies and utilizes his many years of experience to good effect. Werner has a firm and friendly management style and has a fantastic team of people under him helping to drive COREX forward.
      Christopher Coetzee  |  Connectivity Head
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Christopher Coetzee
Christopher started his career as a specialist for Server Products in the IT industry and as a salesman, where he showed great potential and picked up a lot of practical experience. After being appointed as a Product Manager and working his way up to Business Manager and division head, he is now the head of the Connectivitry division at COREX. Christopher attributes a lot of his of his success to working with a number of influential people included Mark Lu, and he enjoys the constant challenges that each day brings, with no two days being alike. Christopher, like COREX, is a fresh and active person with a will to make things happen and to grow COREX to be one of, if not the, industry leader in South Africa.
     
Andrew Mustard  |  Cloud Head
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Andrew joined COREX after a number of years in sales and product management positions and has grown from strength to strength. Andrew has been involved with server and datacenter level hardware and components and learnt quickly and effectively and this has seen him taking on the role of head of the Cloud Division at COREX. He has been relied upon in his various roles as product manager to grow numerous brands and technologies form inception to implementation. This knowledge and ability has resulted in brands becoming key components of the COREX portfolio, and Andrew brings his full breadth of skill and knowledge to bear in taking the Cloud division forward to the next level.
      Michael Hann  l  Marketing Manager
     
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Michael has worked in the industry for 13 years, and as an avid believer in job rotation, has worked in almost every role possible through technical, warehouse, sales and management. Having held positions as Specialist Sales Consultant, Product Manager, Assistant Business Manager, Business Manager, Category Manager, Product Marketing Manager and Marketing Manager, Michael has good knowledge of all the processes involved within most departments enabling him to assist in executing any Sales or Marketing Strategy. An avid follower of technology and trends, Michael ensures he is always informed and knowledgeable of new products, technologies and changes so that he is in a position to work with the heads of business to formulate plans and strategies.
     
Lucy Batista  |  Johannesburg Branch Manager
     
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Lucy Batista
Lucy is the champion of business administration and management having a wealth of experience and expertise from a number of years in this role. Working closely with product and business managers as well as various directors and executives over the years has honed her skills. Lucy is the Branch Manager for COREX head office in Johannesburg and utilizes her experience to enhance the efficiency of processes, administration, human resources and the day to day running of the office and its staff. Lucy is an out-of-box thinker when it comes to approaching any situation or challenge.
     
Barend Geldenhuys  |  Cape Town Branch Manager
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Barend Geldenhuys
“The biggest challenge we faced in Cape Town was starting from scratch in a well-established market and against some entrenched competition. We had to fight for every sale and every point of market share we currently have.” Barend is the Branch Manager for COREX in the Cape provinces overseeing all aspects of the business for the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape regions. Barend has a wealth of experience in the industry and specifically in the Cape regions with expertise in both sales and management. He has an excellent understanding of the market and of the business and COREX Cape Town is flourishing under Barends’ leadership.
      Rudolph Venter  |  Durban Branch Manager
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Rudolph Venter
Rudolph oversees the Kwa-Zulu Natal operation for COREX and firmly believes in partnering with customers to foster and grow strong partnerships which in turn leads to a great business relationship and ever increasing revenue streams. “In KwaZulu-Natal we have customers in most of the towns that we have been working with to grow, and we feel we can grow them further. This means investing in their business and helping them to grow. Importantly, we don’t want to be the distributor that sells to customers then forgets about them until the next order comes through. We want to be part of their business, and want them to be part of our business as well.” With a highly skilled and technical team behind him, Rudolph is moving forwards and growing at an amazing rate with a branch that is only going to get better and better.
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