Who Are We

Who Are We

ENCONAcademy is a leading provider with vast knowledge and experience in performing professional business and training development seminars in nearly 40 countries worldwide, helping to take your career and organisation to the next level.

What makes our training seminars different, are our highly skilled seminar leaders, who are also practitioners who work in today's competitive and challenging business environment. The real-world experience and knowledge give them an intimate understanding of the issues and challenges that employees and employers face every day.


What our learners have to say

What our learners have to say

I have enjoyed learning online far more than I anticipated

Stefan Shmit

The freedom to learn when it suits me has given me the ability to juggle my busy schedule

Amy Mc Donald

This has truly changed my perception of online learning from boring to engaging

Chantel Dedekind

Engaging with peers from other countries on problems we both face was highly valuable and enhanced my online learning experience

Ben Marks

The content gripped me far more than the traditional text based learning I am used to

Thomas Sieburg

Our Instructors

Our Instructors

Hans Trunkenpolz

University for Mechanical Engineering: Engineers Degree, University of Salzburg, Austria. Group CEO of Encona and certified third party auditor. Has has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry, including operations and process engineering positions at KTM and BMW. He has conducted over 2500 audit days across numerous countries worldwide, is an extremely experienced auditor and subject matter expert, and shares his knowledge through our courses.

Alecia Gabriel

Ph.D. Bio-Organic Chemistry from Louisiana State University (USA). Vice President of Operations, Americas for ENCONA. Dr. Gabriel has extensive experience in quality management (automotive/aerospace), project management, as well as management consulting. She has also led and managed engineering teams in the public and private sectors. She is recognized by Crain's Detroit Business Magazine as a "Notable Woman in Manufacturing" among other accolades.

Neels Smit

Senior Consultant & Trainer, ENCONA. Neels has extensive working knowledge in the quality assurance profession in the automotive and manufacturing industry, working as quality assurance manager and then as quality consultant and trainer for more than fifty major companies throughout South Africa. He is a true industry professional with more than 35 years of automotive, electronic, electrical and engineering experience, and a history of working in leadership roles. He is energetic with a passion for detail and is committed to sustainable relationships and customer satisfaction.