http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 14.02Change: -0.01
R/$ = 10.68Change: -0.05
Au 1286.35 $/ozChange: -1.15
Pt 1424.00 $/ozChange: -2.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
May 07, 2010

Roman Daniels

Back
Johannesburg|Port|Port Elizabeth|Reading|Africa|Bridgestone South Africa|Bridgestone South Africa Retail|Components|Education|Favourite Music|Firestone|Industrial|Resources|System|Africa|South Africa|The Brits|Barrack Obama|Brits Manufacturing Plant|Manufacturing|Retail Chains|Job|Position
Port||Africa|Components|Education|Industrial|Resources|System|Africa|||||
johannesburg|port|port-elizabeth|reading|africa-company|bridgestone-south-africa|bridgestone-south-africa-retail|components|education-company|favourite-music|firestone|industrial|resources|system|africa|south-africa|the-brits|barrack-obama-facility|brits-manufacturing-plant|manufacturing|retail-chains|job|position
© Reuse this



Full Name: Romano Daniels

Position: MD of Bridgestone South Africa Retail

Main Activity of the Company: Providing a one-stop service to motorists through the retail chains of Supa Quick, Speedy's and Autoquip for the fitment of tyres and other aftermarket components

Date and Place of Birth: I was born in Port Elizabeth

Education: Diploma marketing and sales, national higher diploma (tertiary educator), BCom (industrial psychology), honours degree (industrial psychology)

First Job: Salesperson with Firestone in 1989

Career History Prior to Current Position: I was a salesperson until 1996, when he was appointed factory training manager at the Brits manufacturing plant. After Bridgestone acquired Firestone in 1997, I was appointed GM: group training and development in 2002, GM of human resources in 2003 and GM of group public Relations in 2006, with the concurrent portfolio of GM: marketing being added in 2008

Size of First Pay Packet: R900 a month, in 1989

First Job with Present Group: Salesperson, in 1989

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: 23 directly and, indirectly (at franchisees) 253 at Supa Quick, 73 at Speedy's 73 and nine at Autoquip

Management Style: I would like to classify it as progressive

Personal Best Achievement: Finding my own way in Johannesburg with no support system at all

Professional Best Achievement: Selling to rural areas during a time after the Rubicon Speech and 1994

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: Three close friends that have shaped my views on life

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: A number of people I have met along the way and whose best qualities I have used to shape my own development

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Barrack Obama

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Brand Pretorius

Philosophy of Life: I can only be as good as I can be if it is through others

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Being appointed MD to Bridgetone South Africa Retail

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Being retrenched and unemployed for six months

Hope for the Future: A South Africa that my children can prosper in

Favourite Reading: Autobiographies

Favourite TV Programme: Grey's Anatomy

Favourite Food/Drink: Pasta/red wine

Favourite Music: Classical Genre

Favourite Sport: Cricket

Favourite Website: Internet banking

Hobbies: Do-it-yourself activities

Car: BMW

Pets: A dog

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Judging people before you get to know them

Favourite Other South African Company: Standard Bank

Favourite Foreign Company: Not stated

Married: Yes

Children: Two sons aged 16 and 13

Clubs: None

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Business Leader News
Main Activity of the Company: Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for private- and public-sector Date and Place of Birth: Kromhoek Village, Umzimkulu, KwaZulu-Natal Education:  BA, Fort Hare; MTRP, University of KwaZulu-Natal;...
Main Activity of the Company: Acquiring, managing and developing residential properties in Gauteng Date and Place of Birth: February 10, 1970, Johannesburg Education: Matric, Saint Stithians; BCom (Hons), University of the Witwatersrand; CA(SA) First Job: Wearing a...
Main Activity of the Company: Nordex is a German-owned manufacturer of wind turbines that coordinates the overall technical design of wind turbines. The company also develops rotor blades more than 58 m long and integrates electrical and control technology for wind...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 4 hours ago Government, in conjunction with industry clusters had to encourage preferential procurement in the mining industry, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) capital equipment and allied services director Tapiwa Samanga has said. In a statement issued on Monday, he...
Neil Gopal
Updated 4 hours ago The South African Property Owners’ Association (Sapoa) has appealed to Rural Development and Land Affairs Minister Gugile Nkwinti to invoke the discretionary powers available to him under the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act of 2013 to prevent...
Updated 4 hours ago The Financial Services Board (FSB) has extended telecommunications group MTN’s broad-based black economic-empowerment trading platform MTN Zakhele’s exemption to the directive requiring over-the-counter (OTC) trading platforms to apply for a licence to operate,...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum.
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’...
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Report)
This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel has announced its fourth consecutive year of profits. The group's results for the financial year 2013/2014 were recently announced at its head office in Centurion, south of Pretoria. Revenues grew by 17%, net...
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Digital radio communications in the African local government space can open up the world, but have many challenges to overcome, notes integration and migration of legacy radio communications infrastructure with digital mobile radio company Emcom Wireless head of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks