Johan started his NDT career in July 1981 as an NDT trainee in the Gauteng area. He joined SAINT in 1985 as a member and was elected to the SAINT Council in 1991. He served as President of SAINT for two years (1997–1998) and is currently the Honourary Treasurer as Executive Member of the Institute since 1999. His motto has always been that “good NDT adds value”.

In July 1984 Johan founded an NDT service company which was sold in May 2013 to an international company – DEKRA. Since then he has been with DEKRA as the Operations Manager. The current service range of DEKRA Industrial South Africa offers conventional and advanced NDT operations, as well as welding inspections to industries such as the petrochemical, power generation, transport, mining, and manufacturing fields in South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa.