Sapema Webinar - 7 September 2020, 14h00

Understanding respiratory protection, make the correct choice.

With all the buzz around Covid-19 and the shortage of masks and respirators, understanding what N95 and EN certified products is a must for all. Selecting the correct respirator is crucial for the correct protection level depending on what the exposure is; and coupled with ensuring that you choose the correct supplier/distributor for your respiratory products is more important now than ever before.


Jaco Combrinck

Regional Business Manager Personal Safety Division: South Africa Region Europe, Middle East & Africa

3M South Africa

Jaco has been in the Health & Safety Industry since 2006 and has extensive experience in the selection and correct use of Personal Protective Equipment across various industries and applications.

Jaco joined 3M in 2012 and is currently Regional Business Manager for 3M Personal Safety, looking after Sub-Saharan Africa. He is also a Key Opinion Leader for 3M Respiratory Protection Devices.

Rani Naidoo

Snr. Application Engineer – Technical & Regulatory Manager Personal Safety Division: Middle East & Africa Region

3M South Africa

Rani joined 3M in 2004 and has held various positions in Administration, Sales and Sales Management, Product Management and Marketing Management in her 16+ years at 3M.

Rani is currently the Senior Application Engineer in the Personal Safety Division with added technical and regulatory management responsibilities.

In her current role her main objective is supporting customers with the selection and implementation of personal safety solutions that adhere to country regulatory requirements.

As a recognized Key Opinion Leader she often presents training sessions and lectures to end users and key stakeholders.

she also represents 3M on several technical committees and regulatory bodies.

Karl Rottcher

Product and Business Development Manager uvex Safety: Southern Africa Region

“Buffy” as he is known in the industry has been with uvex for 8 years and started as a product consultant, then progressed to Regional manager and now is responsible as the Product manager for uvex in

Southern Africa. His responsibilities are to manage, advise and recommend products for the Southern Africa market from uvex Germany, as well as developing new business opportunities in the region.

His mission as is that of uvex is “protecting people”. He is a passionate uvex employee who embraces the uvex values of quality, enthusiasm and leadership. Experienced in the PPE industry in a wide range of PPE categories, but specializing in eyewear, hearing, hand protection, disposable respiratory protection and disposable protective clothing. He is an active member of the SABS and SAPEMA technical committees on eye, hearing and respiratory protection, and is a familiar face to many in the PPE industry.