John Tonkin

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John Tonkin

2020 sees John’s 50th year in engineering. Initially he had exposure to plant maintenance (steam, water, pneumatics, ash handling, boilers, turbines and pumping systems) and marine steam plant.
A number of years in the selling, commissioning and trouble shooting of pumping systems were followed by nine years in the designing and presenting of training courses which covered the technicalities and marketing of pump sets, pipes, valves, diesel engines and basic electrical systems for pumping plant.

An extended period followed in which John’s career was focused on the marketing, selling and trouble shooting of pumping systems and submersible electric motors. Through his exposure to the international arena and the development and marketing of new products, John has gained a unique perspective of the fluid movement and control industry.

A firm believer in the benefits of high-quality training, John has been at the forefront of training initiatives throughout his career. He can now offer your company the knowledge and skills he has gained over the years, presented in an interactive and practical manner. His courses have drawn a multitude of positive comments, many of which allude to his professional presentation style and the practical examples he offers throughout the training session.

John has been closely associated with the South African and International pumps and piping systems market for the past 43 years. During this time he has been exposed to all facets of the industry including research and development, sales and marketing, trouble-shooting and problem-solving, third-party testing of equipment, forensic audits and training. His practical approach to training is based on case studies drawn from his experience in the fluid movement market segment.

John presents courses on the following

  • Pumps and Pumping Systems
  • Valve Selection, Installation and Operation
  • Piping Systems

Courses by John Tonkin

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