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About us

Our Mission

Thunderbolt supplies industry-leading solutions and services to Southern Africa's print and packaging industry. We support the advancement of our clients' businesses through expert service, strategic advice and first-class products.

Our Vision

To be the leading strategic supplier to Southern Africa's print and packaging companies. To provide cutting-edge solutions that promote innovation and industry growth.

Our Goal

To maintain a portfolio of first-class products and services through key partnerships with leading-edge principles.
To support our clients with a team of experts that provide unparalleled customer service.

Thunderbolt Solutions is a close-knit team of dedicated and highly-experienced specialists with in-depth knowledge of the various print and packaging industry sectors.

We offer our clients a full range of services from individual products through to full turnkey solutions and comprehensive project planning according to their specific needs and requirements.

Working closely with our international principles we can meet even the most demanding needs of our clients in a full range of sectors.

Board of Directors

Meet our team of Directors

Gerry Baker Thunderbolt CEO

Gerry Baker

Chief Executive Officer, CA(SA)

Gerry joined the company soon after its foundation and over the years played a significant role in the financial segment of the company. His role has broadened to incorporate business development and strategic management.

Kevin Viran


Kevin joined the company in 2007 as an administrative assistant in our Spares and Service division while being based in Johannesburg and soon became involved in all facets of the business. He spent 3 years establishing and developing the Kwazulu Natal branch before returning to Johannesburg to take over all operational responsibilities nationally.

Mahlubi Mazwi Thunderbolt Director

Mahlubi Mazwi

Director, CA(SA)

Mahlubi has extensive experience in corporate finance including business valuations, capital raising, advising on mergers and acquisitions and advising on BEE transactions. Mahlubi also has a strong investment banking background having worked for Deutsche Bank in South Africa and local boutique investment banking houses.

Ockert Goosen Thunderbolt Director

Ockert Goosen

Director, CA(SA)

Ockert began his career in investment banking at Barclays Merchant Bank in 1986. He became a director at RAD bank in 1996 and joined Gensec Bank in 2002. In 2004 Ockert became a founding director of Ora. He has extensive experience in asset management, investments, structured and corporate finance, securitisation, treasury, credit management and managing collective investment schemes.

Peter van der Walt Thunderbolt Founder

Peter van der Walt

Founder & Director

Peter founded the company in 1999. Prior to this, he occupied numerous sales and management positions with companies allied to the print industry. As such he has avast knowledge and experience in the printing industry. Although Peter retired from daily company activities in 2017 he still plays an engaged role with key customers and suppliers.

Thabo Seopa Thunderbolt Director

Thabo Seopa


Thabo has extensive experience in running and managing large businesses in South Africa and has recently relinquished his role as Managing Director of Trudon. He has a strong investment banking background having worked for HSBC Bank and UBS. While working as an investment banker he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, listings, capital raisings and advisory on privatisations.

Wayne Stevens

Sales Director

Wayne has worked in the print industry his entire life. He has extensive sales experience in the fields of print management, bindery solutions, print consumables and pre-press solutions. He has strong business development skills and is passionate about service delivery and customer relations.

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