Paul joined Smiths Manufacturing as an HR officer in 1991.
Paul Vermaak, HR director Africa at Smiths Manufacturing, has been nominated for the 2020 CHRO Awards. He has held various human resources positions in the company, ranging from Human Resources Officer, general manager of human resources and human resources director. Prior to joining Smiths Manufacturing, Paul worked as an HR officer at Nampak from 1989 to 1991 and Transnet from 1988 to 1989.
Paul holds a B.Tech, Human Resources degree from the Technikon RSA and a National Diploma in Human Resources Management from the Durban University of Technology.
Smiths Manufacturing is a leading automotive component manufacturing company established in South Africa in 1962. Based in New Germany, South Africa, Smiths supplies under license a diverse range of localised integrated vehicle systems and parts for major OEM’s in South Africa. A significant percentage of the product is manufactured under license to International Tier 1 companies.