OPERATIONAL CHANGES AND NEW APPOINTMENTS
SEWELLS GROUP: ‘training delivery’ and ‘solutions’
Sewells Group South Africa (a leading management training and business management consulting company in the automotive retail sector which provides its services to most motor dealers in Southern Africa) has made an operational change in separating its training and development division into two – ‘training delivery’ and ‘business solutions’, says Tania Barlow, managing director.
‘It’s all about improving our offerings to our growing customer base at the same time as we expand our individual products and services,’ she said.
She also announced a number of appointments which have been made over the last six months. These include:
ANNETTE ERASMUS: Business Solutions Manager. After completing a number diplomas and certificates in sales management, negotiation and senior management atPretoriaUniversity, Annette has 36 years of experience in both the retail and wholesale motor industry. She was national sales and operations manager for Mercedes-Benz South Africa; dealer network manager and relief divisional manager for Mitsubishi Motors; general manager sales & marketing for Debis Fleet Management (MBSA’s fleet management division); during 11 years with MBSA was also in dealer network development and consulting at retail automotive businesses; and as general manager at Citroën South Africa, she developed their business to business division and played a role in the launching of the Citroën range of commercial vehicles. She also has 10 years of retail experience in the Williams Hunt group on both passenger cars and commercial vehicles before moving into a management position.
CINDY MARTINAGLIA: Financial Manager. Cindy achieved B. Com (Accounts) at theUniversity ofCape Town before obtaining Honours in Financial Accounting through UNISA and then completing her articles at KPMG before joining the McDonalds group as an account before moving to Sewells Group.
RIAAN VAN WYK: Financial Services Product Consultant
After matriculating in Gauteng, Riaan worked in both the banking and insurance sectors and moved into training at the latter where he completed facilitator, assessor and moderator certificates and a national certificate in short term insurance. He is presently completing a national certificate in retail insurance.
CARMIEN GRIESSEL: Training and Events Co-ordinator. Carmien worked for a number of years for Mercedes Benz SouthAfrica at Centurion in both the supply chain and after sales divisions and built a strong relationship with motor dealers as events and marketing co-ordinator in the latter.