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From struggling casual worker to a Senior Xtreme Projects Hazmat Supervisor

OCTOBER 13, 2015
From struggling casual worker to a Senior Xtreme Projects Hazmat Supervisor

Leading 24-Hour Emergency Spill Response Company, Xtreme Projects on Monday awarded their longest serving employee, Lennon Sonjica, who has been with the company for the past ten years.

Kevin Kelly, owner of Xtreme Projects, had just started his company in 2004 when Lennon approached him for a job. He was working different casual jobs at the time, hoping he would find something more permanent.

Lennon was then employed as a general labourer at Xtreme and began to grow after Kevin sent him on different courses, where he excelled at all training.  

He now has a long list of qualifications, and is the Hazardous Substances Controller and Senior Supervisor at the company, an integral part of the business’ operations.

Xtreme Projects is a company, which conducts emergency spill responses and environmental clean ups within the Nelson Mandela Bay.

The company has grown tremendously, and has extended its field of operations, which includes oil, hazmat as well as operational support on both land and sea.

“Lennon has dedicated his time and effort to this company and we have always had a good understanding. He has grown with the company and we have sent him on a lot of courses,” Kelly said.

“There is nothing too difficult for Lennon. He will do any job he is asked to do, like go out on the boat, or on the crane. He will even wake up at 2am to go to a job. He is absolutely committed.

“Now that he is the Hazmat manager, we have to teach him to stand back and let the guys work, because he is always wanting to jump in and help,” Kelly laughed.

In Lennon’s spare time, he coaches a soccer team called City all Stars. He coaches the U13, U15 and U17 teams at a field in Kwazakhele. Xtreme Projects also currently sponsors these teams.

Kelly congratulated Lennon on his ten year anniversary at the company as everyone at Xtreme Projects joined in to celebrate his achievement at a party at their offices.