Meet the Team

Meet the Directors

Bobby Forbes
Founder and Managing Director
Bobby is the Managing Director of Ampair, has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years and started his career in 1975 at Anglo American Properties.
Robbie Di Giovampaolo
Director and General Manager
Robbie joined Ampair in 1998 and is the Director of the company. He is a qualified Refrigeration Mechanic and started his career at Anglo American Properties in 1982 before joining Ampair.

Meet the Management Team

Greg Van der Walt
Business Systems Analyst
Greg is heading up the procurement and development of our internal Planned Preventative Maintenance System which tracks all HVAC services performed on our clients equipment, including electronic mobility services and related data. He joined Ampair after a 14 year tenure at major institutions where he worked on Saswitch.
Jan Meyer
KZN Branch Manager
Jan is the Branch Manager of the KwaZulu Natal office and started his career in 1967 after qualifying in his electrical trade. In 1975 he moved into the refrigeration and air-conditioning field and has worked for various companies in the field, including Improvair Environmental Solutions (IES) and Carrier.
Koos Thopole
Health and Safety Manager
Koos is Ampair's Health and Safety Manager and as such ensures all the statutory health and safety administrative requirements are implemented at Ampair's premises and on sites. He started his career at Comprac Holding Gauteng as a safety practitioner and holds a SAMTRAC certificate, amongst others.
Lenny Mabotja
HR Administrator
Lenny Mabotja has over 9 years’ experience in Human Resources (HR) and holds a National Diploma from the Vaal University of Technology. Lenny is currently completing his BCom in HR through UNISA and is in charge of all HR related matters, striving to create a favourable working environment for all employees.
Margie Dodds
Executive PA
Margie is the Executive PA to Bob our Managing Director and Robbie our Director and General Manager, and assists them both with various administrative duties and the overall running of the office. She joined Ampair after having worked many years for the Four Seasons Hotel - The Westcliff.
Misheck Mutandwa
IT Manager
Misheck has been in the IT industry for several years and holds an Advanced Diploma in IT. He joined Ampair as System Administrator and continues to manage the department, offering support and managing continuous systems upgrades, ensuring efficiency and up-time.
Odet Basson
Service Manager
Odet is Ampair’s Service Manager and ensures that all maintenance projects are managed and executed efficiently, overseeing the activities of some 160 maintenance employees. She is the right hand to Ampair’s Director and GM, Robbie, and holds an N6 certificate with 10 years HVAC industry experience. Odet has worked for some of the largest air-conditioning companies in the country.
Sammy Gambrah
Engineer / Skills Development Manager
Starting as a mechanical technician in HVAC/R in Israel, Sammy joined Ampair from 2004-2006 as a breakdown technician. He rejoined Ampair in 2010 as a quality assurer and has since headed the company's Cape Town branch. As an accredited skills development facilitator and HVAC/R trade assessor, he started the company's training department in 2011.
Sugan Govender
Financial Manager
Sugan Govender joined Ampair as Financial Manager on 2015 and holds a Diploma in Financial Management with 15 years experience in the field.
Sunny Edogamhe
Stores and Warehouse Manager
Sunny joined Ampair as part of a learnership programme, gaining experience across the various departments before joining the company full time as Fleet Manager. In 2014 he was promoted to Stores and Warehouse Manager and is now responsible for all deliveries and dispatches of all equipment and parts.
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