Employee Spotlight: René Mvouli, Head of Mechanical Maintenance at MINOCO

What is your job title and location?

Head of Mechanical Maintenance Department.

How long have you been employed with SOTG? 

I have been employed by MINOCO since Seaboard takeover on September 18th, 2000. I was employed in the same facility for five years prior to that with the state-owned company called the MAB (Minoterie, Aliment de Bétail et Boulangerie).

What is your history/career path prior to SOTG?

I studied mechanics in school, agricultural machinery in High School and mechanical construction at a university.

I was a teacher at the Polytechnique institute of Pointe-Noire before joining the flour mill of the MAB, which became MINOCO in 2000.

What are your current responsibilities?

I am responsible for the entire mechanical maintenance of the plant, ensuring that it runs as efficiently as possible.

What do you enjoy most about working for SOTG?

I am proud to work for a world-renowned group like Seaboard, especially working in my hometown of Pointe-Noire.

What’s your favorite memory about working for SOTG?

I was sent as an exchange employee to a mill in Libreville to experience how things were being done in another mill, and that proved to be invaluable to me in my work thereafter.

What important values do you think SOTG delivers on? 

Seaboard guarantees the supply of flour to the country.

What surprised you most about the job or its location?

In less than 20 years we increased the milling capacity from 250 MT per day to almost 700 MT per day.

How do you spend your free time? What do you like to do in the city where you live?

I enjoy hunting and tinkering around at home.

What is your hidden talent? Or something most people don’t know about you?

I really like boxing.