Craig Du Plessis is the managing director of Stalcor and a proud member of a fantastic team that continues to deliver the extraordinary!
He thrives on new experiences, purposefully stepping out of his comfort zone to explore his weaknesses and understand his strengths, questioning everything along the way. He believes his greatest achievements are ongoing, being a father to three wonderful children and a husband to his beautiful wife.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEING WORKING IN THE STAINLESS STEEL INDUSTRY AND WHAT IS YOUR HIGHLIGHT?
I have worked in the metal market for 14 years and in stainless industry for 11 years. My highlight thus far would be the friendships made and tested.
WHAT IS THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF YOUR JOB?
Encouraging creativity and promoting entrepreneurial flair – it’s exciting.
WHY STAINLESS STEEL?
For its diversity, stainless steel is a great value product given the extraordinary life cycle in most applications.
WHAT IS SOMETHING NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT CRAIG DU PLESSIS?
I love to cook, curry being my forte and I may be a ginger but it’s still unconfirmed?
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNED DURING YOUR CAREER AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES?
Believe in and be true to yourself. Don’t wait for opportunities, create them.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU AREN’T WORKING?
Spending time with my family, there is never a dull moment with three children. I also enjoy running… the more kids I had the further I ran.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY?
Extracting benefits from a contracted environment is extremely difficult; the challenge for the industry is to better promote and stimulate increased consumption of stainless steel per capita in South Africa and Africa.
IF YOU WEREN’T AT STALCOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?
I would most probably be travelling the world, barefoot!