Druid has appointed John Englebrecht as business development manager. Englebrecht will have responsibility for identifying and developing new business opportunities for the company, particularly in the food and drink retailing markets. Engelbrecht joined the company in 1997. He previously worked as a regional manager for SAP in Australia and as a business manager for IBM in South Africa. The company has also appointed Allan Wood as operations manager with responsibility for four divisions: aerospace and defence, hi-tech, technical and development. Wood has been with the company since 1992; he joined from The Accounting House Consultancy where he was a project manager.
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