Our People

Our People

  • UST CEO Hugo Howse Hugo Howse CEO

    Hugo is a Materials Engineer and is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

    He holds Masters of Science degrees in Physics (North-West University), Metallurgy, and Engineering Management (both from University of Pretoria).

    He has worked in the surface engineering industry for over 20 years. He joined UST in 2012 as Technology and Business Development Manager, and took over as CEO in July 2013.

  • UST Operations Manager Maurice Valimberti Maurice Valimberti Operations Manager

    Maurice graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in 1985

    He worked in his family's engineering company for the next 23 years, offering mechanical rework services, component repair and re-design to many industries, including paper, plastic extrusion, concrete, pump manufacturing, and printing and packaging.