Coenraad Groenewald
City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
I originally studied Fine Art at Stellenbosch University. I still produce art, but I don’t peruse it as an occupation.
I briefly worked in the retail industry and learned some very valuable sales strategies and skills. I have been
managing our family farm and processing facility for the past 8 years. Where we produced predominantly
fresh, peeled and crushed garlic for some of the premium retailers. As well as being co-founder and production
manager at Swartland Malthouse. I have recently (2020) co-founded Kinoko Mushrooms, where I am CTO and
Director. We produce gourmet mushrooms for the restaurant market and develop medicinals for the health and
supplementation markets. Most recently I’ve been working in Kenya as GM in charge of garlic production for Cinch
Markets in a consultant capacity. We produce green and fresh garlic for the European export market, among other
crops. I have experience in sales, procurement, production management, farming, fresh produce, processing and
handling, cold chain management, HR, health and safety, facilities management, maintenance management, new
crop trials and development, chemical trials, fertilizer trials, spray applications, and audit compliance. In short,
I have experience in all aspects of successful agri-business, from planting to table. I am as at home working
independently, as a team lead, or as a team member.
General Manager Garlic Production (On Site Consultant)
Cinch Markets, Ltd.
May 2021 – Present (4 months +)
My duties include; Management and training on all aspects of garlic production, processing, fertilizer,
pest management, plant protection, seed stock management, planting and harvesting, and handeling.
Director Of Operations and Co-Founder (CTO and Production Manager)
Mar 2020 – Present (1 year 6 months +)
My duties include; Creation and maintenance of production procedures and equipment, facilitation of
production and product development, lab technician, lab trainer, staff training, HR, sales, marketing, and
health and safety compliance.
Freelance Artist; (illustrator, scultor, painter, carpenter, welder ect…)
Self employed artist
Nov 2008 – Present (12 years 10 months +)
Maltster, Production Manager, and Co-Founder
Swartland Malthouse
2016 – Mar 2020 (4 years 3 months)
My duties include; Planting, irrigation, and harvesting of barley. Malting of grain. Recipe development.
Orders and sales management, and planning. General malthouse maintenance. Training of employees.
Facebook account management. Marketing strategies, planning and implementation.
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Swartland Malthouse is currently dormant, as we are moving to new premises.
Production Manager
CG Marketing
May 2012 – Mar 2020 (7 years 11 months)
Agri-industrial production and food prep of primarily garlic for the high-end retail market.
My duties include; Labor management, staff and labour relations, health and safety officer, general crop
management, plant and production management, Q-C control and management, and audit compliance.
in short, I’m both a farm manager as well as an agri-industrial, food processing plant/factory manager.
Industrial Manager
Mountain Mail Order
Apr 2010 – May 2012 (2 years 2 months)
Ordering, procurement, sales, deliveries, new market development, and admin tasks.
QC manager, deliveries, farm hand
CG Marketing
Jan 2003 – 2005 (3 years)
General duties on farm and Quality Control in store house and packaging plant.
Stellenbosch University
BAFA, Fine arts
2005 – 2009
Food Processing • Quality Control • Management • Production Management • Microsoft Office •
Farms • Customer Service • Product Development • Sales • Maintenance & Repair
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