Hans-Peter Stihl & Rudi Kruger
Rudi Kruger has been involved in the Outdoor Power Industry from a young age, working part time at Lawnmower Clinic Pretoria/Grassnyer Kliniek as a schoolboy, then whilst studying at University of Pretoria, and eventually joining full-time after varsity, eventually becoming the Managing Director. Learning the ropes in all departments of the company has been crucial in shaping his experience, and identification of customer applications and requirements.
He served the industry on various committees and organisations, including Chairman of OPPASA(Oudoor Power Equipment Association), Chairman of SAGIC(South African Green Industry Association), and Gauteng representative on the Stihl National dealer Council.
Meeting and communicating with international and local suppliers has always been one of his priorities, enabling him to have the latest product knowledge, and assisting manufacturers in developing and improving products. Rudi is passionate about gardening equipment, and claims his "happy place" is on a Grasshopper zero turn mower, cutting grass.
Margaret Roberts & Rudi Kruger
Rudi, Ray Garvey(Grasshopper USA), Ryno Page
Dr Nikolas Stihl & Rudi Kruger
Rudi Kruger & Charlie Irwin(Grasshopper USA)
Tanya Visser, Rudi Kruger & Ryno Page
Ryno Page, Marco Pesce(Stiga Italy), Rudi Kruger
Ryno Page brings the experience & the youthful factor to the team. Servicing machines on the back of a bakkie with his grandparents, Don & Amanda Page(Don's Chainsaws) as a schoolboy, "Page" as he is generally known, grew up in the industry. After school university studies and military endeavors kept him away from the industry, but he found his way back by joining Rudi Kruger at Lawnmower Clinic/Grassnyer Kliniek and quickly established himself as general manager.
Page loves to interact with people, including suppliers & customers, and will always go out of his way to assist.