Staff Profile – Margaret Hannie, aka “Margie”
Margaret Hannie, or “Margie”, as she is known to her co-workers, is the Laminating Manager at
Balance Catamarans in Cape Town.
Margie is 66 years old this year and has worked with Managing Director Mark Delany for 25 years, since 1997. Margie was supposed to retire last year but she is loved and needed so she opted to stay on a bit longer and we can’t tell you how much this means to all of us at Balance as she is a consummate pro.
Margie was actually trained as a schoolteacher, but fiberglass called her name! She started by first building fiberglass boxes and then small watercraft for Stan Rob Marine and did that for 12 years before joining Mark and later heading up lamination operations for Balance. Over the course of her career, Margie has managed the lamination of hundreds of catamarans up to 110 foot and will tell you flat out that she loves every moment of her job. She supervises a very large team of both men and women whose respect for her is clear and unambiguous. She knows here stuff.
“Every day, I learn something new”, Margie says with a smile.
Yup, now you see why she is so special.