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Reg Taylor

Reg is also the CEO of Bakara and a professional mechanical engineer with considerable manufacturing experience. His career started with the South African Railways where he gained experience in the maintenance of diesel-electric locomotives, locomotive repairs and component manufacturing, maintenance of the iron-ore bulk-handling plant in Saldanha and project management in the Richards Bay multi-purpose terminal.

He went on to join Dowson and Dobson as Chief Design Engineer responsible for drum miners, shuttle cars and roof bolters for the collieries. Following that he took over a general engineering shop from his father and converted it into the sole manufacturer in South Africa of down-hole rock-drilling bits, competing successfully against multinationals such as Sandvik and Atlas Copco.