Meet the people behind iPASSIVE
Meet the people behind iPASSIVE

Meet The Team

Johann Myburgh
Managing Director

Johann is a seasoned business professional with 25 years strong Mechanical Engineering, Production, Operations and Project Management expertise. He has experience in driving business growth through sound strategic Corporate Management. 

His expertise spans across Passive Fire Protection, Corrosion Control, Renewable Energy, Mining, Petro Chemical, ERP/IT Systems, Manufacturing, Retail and Farming sectors.

Johann has gained competencies in diverse business sectors where he served in management positions as CEO, Managing Director, Sales Director, General Manager, Project Manager, Operations Manager and Mechanical Engineering Technician. If you would like to contact Johann, please email him. 

Linda Buckingham
Marketing & Sales Manager

Linda oversees marketing and sales for the iPASSIVE range of products, ensuring everyone who can benefit from passive fire protection solutions is made aware of our brand through various marketing channels.

Linda has over 15 years experience in marketing and advertising.  Her work experience has been with large FMCG companies such as the global giant ABInbev, where she managed five brands in seven African markets. As well as with advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, where she was an account executive managing large accounts.

Linda adopts a hands on approach to all she does,  has a “can-do” attitude and goes out of her way to ensure our clients are happy; she thrives under pressure and loves a challenge.  If you have a sales or marketing question, please email Linda

Tristan Deutschmann
Product Support Manager

Tristan has a strong background in IT and retail.  His strong technical aptitude and customer focus makes him ideal for this role.

As a seasoned business owner of a his own retail outlet and having looked after IT and technical support for a number of companies in the past, Tristan is committed to ensuring our clients receive the very best customer care. This entails researching solutions, providing product support and ensuring our training resources and installation guides are comprehensive.

If you have a question about any of our products, or want us to source a solution for a particular challenge you’re facing, please email Tristan.

Ockert Calitz
Project Manager / Business Development Manager

Okkie has significant experience as a Project Manager both in Construction and Passive Fire Protection; overseeing the initiation, planning, reporting and delivery of many key projects.

Having worked on a diverse range of initiatives, both internationally and locally, Okkie has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he likes to share with our clients.

If you have a fire protection solution you’d like help with, please talk to Okkie. Chances are he’s encountered a similar situation before; but if not, he’s sure to be able to use his initiative and network of experts to find you a solution.

Michelle Deutschmann
Office Manager

Michelle is our Office Manager and the person who keeps iPASSIVE running efficiently. Like all great office administrators, she has exceptional organizational skills and a constantly positive outlook.

With more than 20 years’ experience in mainly the corporate environment, helping businesses and teams like ours, Michelle has an ability to know what needs doing to keep our operations (and team) running smoothly, from procurement to inventory, from sales order processing to logistics; she also maintains accounts payable and receivables and everything in-between.

If you a query in any of these areas, please email Michelle