Meet the team
Test Fixture Technologies was founded in 2003 and the team has many years of combined experience in the design and manufacture of automated test equipment, PCB design and manufacture, product design, prototyping and manufacture, automation solutions including pneumatics and robotics, and software development.[/two_third]
The Key Members of the Team
Adrian Storie, Founding Member, Technical Director and Lead Mechanical Designer
Adrian has been involved with the design and manufacture of automated test equipment for 13 years. He has a strong mechanical design background and track record. He started in the industry working as a draughtsman, junior designer and machinist at Magtronic, a local company that supplied test fixtures to telecoms companies including Marconi and Alcatel. He founded TFT in 2003 to service the broader industry and quickly succeeded in establishing it as the preferred supplier of automated test equipment nationwide.
He has extensive knowledge and experience with Autodesk Inventor 3D design software, EdgeCAM CNC camming software and with pneumatic automation components and techniques. He oversees TFT’s mechanical design team and R&D projects ensuring that TFT maintains its constant drive for quality and innovation. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) from the Rand Afrikaans University.
Hannes van Niekerk, Mechanical Designer
Hannes is a Mechanical Designer at TFT. He is responsible for the design and project-management of test fixture projects. He is also involved in R&D projects and was responsible for the innovation of the special servo-driven programming pin assembly. He is soon to complete a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Aubrey Noraqa, Assembly Manager
Aubrey is TFT’s final assembly manager. He is responsible for the final assembly and quality control of our products as well as training and overseeing the assembly technicians. He is a registered Technologist and is soon to complete a BTech in Mechanical Engineering.
Michael Lopes, Workshop Foreman
Michael oversees the toolroom and operates manual and CNC milling machines. He has many years’ experience in machining and has been with TFT since 2011.