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Electrical engineer

Machiel Viljoen, South African electrical engineer. Achievements include development of emergency modification of power station network integration. Recipient Economy Run Class A Motor Sport prize, Total South Africa, 2004, 2006. Senior catechist Reformed Church, Vaalpark, South Africa, since 1996; Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, South African Institute Electrical Engineers.

Background

Viljoen, Machiel was born on June 2, 1967 in Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa. Son of Machiel Frederik and Cornelia Sophia Viljoen.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, University Pretoria, South Africa, 1991.

Career

Engineer Eskom Lethabo Power Station, Viljoensdrif, South Africa, 1992—1996, design & specifications manager, 1996—2001, chief engineer, 2001—2006. Chief electrical engineer Eskom Generation, Johannesburg, 2006—2008, Eshom Generation Business Engineering, Fleet Technology, since 2009. Advisory committee member National Energy Regulator of South Africa, Johannesburg, since 1999.

Service constable radi technical services South African Police, 1992-1993, South Africa.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of emergency modification of power station network integration.

Membership

Senior catechist Reformed Church, Vaalpark, South Africa, since 1996. Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, South African Institute Electrical Engineers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Astronomy, hiking, linguistics, motor sports.

Connections

Married Amanda Helena du Preez, March 19, 1994. Children: Epiphany Cornelia, Amenity Amanda, Litany Machiel.

father:
Machiel Frederik

mother:
Cornelia Sophia Viljoen

spouse:
Amanda Helena du Preez

child:
Epiphany Cornelia Viljoen

child:
Litany Machiel Viljoen

child:
Amenity Amanda Viljoen