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Gary Schlechter

Gary Schlechter is the Project Manager for GMC's South Africa operations. He oversees all GMC South Africa marine projects, managing vessels to ensure operations run smoothly and efficiently. In addition, Gary takes care of shore base management for all oil and gas projects.

Gary has over 13 years of experience in the marine and logistics industry. During his career, he held positions which include overseeing cargo preservation and management, crew handling, off-port limit chartering, and offshore vessel bunkering. Previously, Gary served on the South African Association of Ship Operators and Agents (SAASOA) board, focusing on immigration and customs procedures at the Port of Cape Town. Gary also holds a Marketing degree from Northlink College.

When he’s not working, Gary enjoys spending time with his family and friends and tending to his bonsai trees. He’s an avid rugby fan and a supporter of The Stormers.  Gary enjoys being involved in his local community, where he does outreach by teaching young people how to skateboard.