with a focus on spirits. “I have remained with the company throughout my graduate studies, culminating with my Ph.D. in 2002,” says Goliath. Since then, he has been responsible for all technical aspects of brandy production. Goliath also manages 270 employees.
“My challenges range across various issues: Ensuring that KWV’s production methods and facilities are on par with the best in the world; not only being a technical, production person but having a complete understanding of the business; understanding the needs of our employees and continuously looking for means to improve the quality of life for those who did not have the opportunities before.”