Johann Erbe first became involved with OPTRON in 2003, and has held a variety of management positions within the company.
Johann served in the South African Navy from 1979 to 1989 as a Combat Officer, primarily on Strike Craft. During his Naval career he graduated from Stellenbosch University with a B. Mil degree. He resigned his commission with the rank of Lieutenant Commander to pursue his interests in the commercial world.
Since leaving the Navy, Johann has been involved with a number of electronic companies in the capacity of CEO. More recently, he has consulted to a number of technology based companies on management and operational issues. He is currently the Strategic Projects Director for Vantage SSA, a subsidiary company of OPTRON Group (Pty) Ltd.