Grarison is a qualified Laboratory Technician specialized in Agro Chemistry and soil analysis and has over 30 years of laboratory and management experience having worked at senior levels for Windmill and SGS-Zimbabwe.
Mr Spicer Munjeri holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Midlands State University and Bsc Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Zimbabwe. He has over 15 years of experience in the mining sector having worked for iron and steel, ferrochrome and gold sectors. He has sat in the boards of National Blood services (2009-2012) and Junior Chamber International (2009-2013). He is strategic leader and a qualified Quality and SHE auditor.
Finance and Administration Manager- Chioneso holds a Master of Commerce Degree in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance from Great Zimbabwe University. She is an Associate for the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (CIS). She is a registered Public Accountant with Public Auditors and Accountants Board (PAAB). She joined Zimlabs in 2009.
Bridget holds a BSc Food Science and Technology Honors degree from NUST and is currently studying for Masters in Business Administration with Great Zimbabwe University. She joined Zimlabs in 2009 and she is certified Internal Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025 and a technical signatory.
Linda is a holder of Higher National Diploma in Applied Biological Technology and National Diploma in Applied Biological Technology from Harare Polytechnic. She is a qualified Internal Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025:2005. She joined ZIMLABS in January 2004 as a trainee graduate, having worked for Chiredzi General Hospital and National Laboratories.
Tapiwa holds a Diploma in Metallurgical assaying with more than 15 years working experience in analytical laboratories in mining. He has extensive experience with analytical instruments, ,metallurgical testwork and laboratory supervision. Tapiwa joined ZIMLABS in November 2010, having worked for various laboratories including SGS. Tapiwa is as Internal Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025 standard and a technical signatory.
Holds a Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Masters Degree in Business Administration and BSC (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Zimbabwe. Mrs Mandizha is a seasoned Chemist and Strategic Leader. She has over 20 years laboratory experience and management. Mrs Mandizha was awarded the Manager of the Year Award Small to Medium Enterprises 2009, in recognition of her contribution and dedication to developing and promoting best practices in management and leadership. She was the Second Runner-up in the Women in Enterprise Awards 2013, in the Open Category. Mrs Mandizha is also a regional Trainer for Quality Assurance in Chemical and Microbiology Laboratories.
From ashes, we rise is the story of the birth of Zimlabs; rising from a bleak situation propelled by survival instinct and to prove the world wrong. On that fateful day, July 2002; which began like any other day little did Grarison Bake one of the co-founders know that by 10:00 AM the international company he worked for would be closed and that he will be out of employment the very same day. Having no other plans and alternatives but only armed with 15 years of laboratory knowledge and experience, the future was very uncertain. Instinctively the survival mode kicked in and he asked the unheard of for a person of his employment grade; to buy the almost obsolete laboratory equipment as part of his severance package. And with no savings of his own, the money was not adequate, so he got help from a friend Kizito Vaushe and formed a partnership in August 2002. By providence, they were joined by Naume Mandizha who was on a mission for competitor intelligence, November 2002. She was quick to see an opportunity and offered to join and came on board on partnership. The partnership was later dissolved and the business was incorporated in 2005 as GNK Laboratories t/a Zimlabs, a company that is people-centered, driven for success, and aspiring for a lasting legacy; that history should not repeat itself. Together Grarison and Naume have built the company from very limited resources to what it is, a household name in Zimbabwe, a case of intelligence blended with expertise and experience giving life to Zimbabwe’s leading laboratory testing company.