Our Team

Piet Nel
Director
Piet's Bio
Piet Nel qualified as a Physiotherapist and worked clinically for several years. Since 2006 he has been involved in various business ventures and also completed his Modular MBA at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. His interest in business and the medical industry resulted in his interest and involvement in ergonomics. Ergonomicsdirect stared out as a sideline passion and has since grown into a freestanding business. He has a keen interest in ergonomics and the positive effect that it has on the user’s health, wellness and productivity. Piet is also a Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluator.
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Jayson Chin
Director
Jayson's Bio
Jayson is the co-founder of Ergonomicsdirect and the director and practicing partner at Chin and Partners orthotics and prosthetics. His interest in human movement, assessment, treatment and prevention of muscular skeletal injuries has guided his career since qualifying as a medical orthotist prosthetist in 1995. He established his first private practise, Progressive Orthopaedics in 1998, now Chin and Partners Inc. In 2007 he attempted to bridge the gap between the medical and retail industry by establishing Medsport, a medical product retail concept store. Being involved in both the medical and retail industry, he identified the need for quality, affordable ergonomic products to both prevent and treat muscular skeletal issues as well as improve general wellbeing. Medsport continually expanded its ergonomic product range and in 2016 he joined forces with Piet Nel, who is now his business partner. During this process they re-branded Medsport to Ergonomicsdirect to be more representative of the product offering. Jayson is also a Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluator.
Austin Harichuran
Digital Strategist & Ergonomic Product Manager
Austin's Bio
Austin is a Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluator with a digital marketing and development background. He leads a team of digital professionals that help build and optimise our business from a digital perspective. He oversees all digital aspects and activities of the business, constantly looking for opportunities and avenues to grow Ergonomicsdirect online. His digital responsibilities include marketing strategies, online presence optimisation, website management, social media management, newsletter creation, blogging, and driving online sales throughout various platforms. Apart from his digital responsibilities, Austin is actively involved in driving new sales. Being an office ergonomics evaluator, Austin is trained to assess workstation requirements, and making expert recommendations. The recommendations can be either on the choice of products, or adjustments to the user’s current working environment.
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Gladin Varghese
Operations and Logistics Manager
Gladin's Bio
Gladin Varghese is a highly motivated, result driven Operations and Logistics manager, who is passionate about delivering a healthy work environment for all. Gladin has a diverse work experience with Online Media, Telecommunications and Retail in the mix. He graduated from Bangalore University in India and has since then worked at IKEA Furniture retailer and various IT companies. After completing his MBA at IESEG in France, he moved to South Africa for exciting new opportunities and is enjoying his time at Ergonomicsdirect.
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Shaun Maart
Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluator
Shaun's Bio
Shaun is a qualified Physiotherapist with 10 years of clinical experience. Shaun recently completed his master’s degree in the ergonomics field - his preliminary study found positive results for the implementation of ergonomics in the workplace. Shaun works as a Physiotherapist and is also a Certified Office Ergonomics Evaluator.
Wendy Van Wyk
Ergonomic Product and Training Specialist
Wendy's Bio
Wendy obtained both her BA (HMS) and BSportsSc Hons (Biokinetics) degrees at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town. In 2008, she left her Biokinetics private practice to go and work in the UK as a cardiac technician and physiotherapy assistant. This led to work in both private and NHS hospitals, and there she got involved in occupational health testing. On her return to South Africa in 2010 she continued private practice, and also started consulting in the occupational medical industry. Wendy’s natural teaching ability and affinity with people got her head hunted in 2012 as a Spirometry, Audiometry and Vision screening facilitator. She has earned an excellent reputation as an expert facilitator with doctors, nurses and technicians in over 15 countries in Africa. In 2018 she decided to travel, and as a wellness director on a cruise ship traveled to 12 countries and changed thousands of people’s lives through health and wellness. As our product and training specialist at Ergonomicsdirect, she educates our clients on ergonomics and advises them on product choice and suitability. Wendy`s knowledge in her field and love for helping people improve their lives makes her an inspiration to work with.

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