Key Personnel

The following persons form the executive team at Atlas Fire Security.

Lizl Davel – Director

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Chief Executive Officer and Financial Director responsible for:
• Financial, human resources and administrative management.
• Day-to-day management of operations.
• Management and guidance of managers in 1475 Division.
• Strategic management and direction of the company.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 1 April 1989.
Completed a B.A. degree with an Honours in Journalism at Stellenbosch University.
Past SAQCC-Fire 1475 Committee Chairperson and FFETA Chairperson
Vice Chairperson and SAQCC-Fire Director

Hans Davel – Director

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Managing Director and Technical Director responsible for:
• Design and engineering of systems and solutions for large projects.
• Design of gaseous fire suppression systems.
• Management and guidance of managers in the electronic systems and mechanical divisions.
• Day-to-day management of operations in technical divisions.
• Strategic management and direction of the company.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 1 April 1989.
Studied B Eng. (Civil) at Stellenbosch University.
SAQCC Fire authorised Designer for both fire detection and gas suppression systems (DGS-13/120).
Kidde Fire Protection Certified Designer for NOVEC 1230, Argonite, FM 200 & Carbon Dioxide systems.
Lenel Certified Associate (28462)
Past SAQCC-Fire D&GS Committee Vice-Chairperson
Past SANAS Inspector

Erik Smit – Head of Electronic Systems Division

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Responsible for:
• Design and engineering of fire detection and other electronic systems and solutions.
• Management and guidance of project managers and installation team leaders for
all electronic systems.
Studied Electrical Engineering National Diploma at what is now Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 6 December 2010. He had previously worked at Atlas Fire Security for a period of five years.
SAQCC Fire authorised Designer for fire detection systems and Commissioner for gas suppression systems (DGS-13/118).
Lenel Certified Associate (28463)
Edwards Certified Engineer (1734)

Gideon Hoon – Head of Mechanical Engineering Division

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Responsible for:
• Design and engineering of water based suppression systems.
• Management and guidance of project managers and installation team leaders for water based suppression systems,
Completed a B. Tech. Mechanical Engineering degree at what is now Tswane
University of Technology.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 3 August 2015.

Kevin Iliffe – Head of Systems Maintenance Division

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Responsible for:
• Management of all day-to-day maintenance operations and emergency response operations.
• Design and coordination of all corrective actions required on systems,
Studied a National Certificate (N6) in Electronic Engineering at Western Province Technical College.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 21 September 1998. .

Pieter Theron – Client Relationship Manager

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Responsible for:
• Relationship manager of all clients in a specific geographical area.
• Site survey and fire risk assessments at client premises.
• All day-to-day management and co-ordination of fire prevention maintenance teams.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 1 October 1991.

Andre Oosthuizen – Client Relationship Manager

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Responsible for:
• Relationship manager of all clients in a specific geographical area.
• Site survey and fire risk assessments at client premises.
• All day-to-day management and co-ordination of fire prevention maintenance teams.
Completed a B A. degree at the University of Stellenbosch.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 6 January 1997.


Faye Tipton – Business Manager

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Responsible for:
• All day-to-day management of administration, financial, accounting, and human resources.
• Identify risks and ensure legal compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
Completed a B Com. degree at the University of South Africa.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 20 December 2004.


Henk Davel – Project Manager

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Responsible for:
• All day-to-day management of construction teams in the electronic and
mechanical divisions.
• Coordination of equipment and materials required for execution of projects.
Completed National Diploma in Management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and
Advanced Project Management Diploma at the University of Cape Town.
Joined Atlas Fire Security on 1 February 2016.