Mr. Lance Schultz specialises in logistics development, strategies, business case development and operational management. Furthermore he has strong Project Management skills and leadership experience. He is currently employed at the Centurion Aviation Village as its CEO. Formerly Mr Schultz was the MD for the Automotive Industry Development Centre with 23 years’ experience in Automotive and Supplier Park Development. He had formerly worked for Mercedes Benz SA as an Industrial Engineer and had undertaken new model introduction as well as several Lean Manufacturing projects.

Currently Mr Schultz holds member status at the SA Institute of Industrial Engineers, SAPICS and the Supply Chain Council.

Mr. Schultz holds a B. Tech Degree (Operations Man.) from the NMMU and a B.Sc Honours (Industrial Eng.) from Pretoria University. He also holds a MBA from the NMMU. The title of his Master’s thesis was based on Supply Chain Excellence and is titled, “The impact of supply chains in automotive clusters”.  Mr Schultz also holds a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt as well as being a qualified Total Productive Maintenance Facilitator.

He has also received a merit award at the NMMU for outstanding academic achievement in 2006 and is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. Mr Schultz is also a registered professional engineer with ECSA. In addition he has done several Lean Manufacturing and Project Management courses. Mr Schultz has also lectured part-time at NMMU’s Industrial Engineering faculty for a number of years.