JP de Vernon
Africa Sales

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With a wonderful technical knowledge, and importantly a real people’s person, JP de Vernon is the sales representative for Africa and joined DWR in August 2016. JP dives in, boots and all, with every task that comes his way, and his warm and friendly nature make him a pleasure to work with.

While still in school and curious about the entertainment industry, JP helped out at theatres and rental companies. At the age of 18, he signed up for the Performing Arts Technology course at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and fell in love with it. After being at TUT for two years, JP received a phone call from Ivor Jones. “I was like, ‘sorry, who?’ and the voice on the other side said, ‘It’s Ivor Jones from Sun City. He needed an operator and could I start tomorrow,” JP describes. Still at university, JP got in his car that afternoon and left for Sun City. “I ran the extrav under Reg Habib. I worked with Heidi van den Berg and we got on so well, she was a good girl. I learnt a lot from her and I learnt a lot from Kurt du Preez because he used to come up and work there. It was good.” Three years later JP returned to Pretoria to complete his studies at TUT.

JP’s experience includes working at the Emperors Palace for numerous years as the Service Manager. His attitude is always to plan properly as then you won’t have to redo it!

“That JP chose DWR is important to me and it’s an honour to have him,” said Duncan Riley of DWR.

With a wonderful technical knowledge, and importantly a real people’s person, JP de Vernon is the sales representative for Africa and joined DWR in August 2016. JP dives in, boots and all, with every task that comes his way, and his warm and friendly nature make him a pleasure to work with.

While still in school and curious about the entertainment industry, JP helped out at theatres and rental companies. At the age of 18, he signed up for the Performing Arts Technology course at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and fell in love with it. After being at TUT for two years, JP received a phone call from Ivor Jones. “I was like, ‘sorry, who?’ and the voice on the other side said, ‘It’s Ivor Jones from Sun City. He needed an operator and could I start tomorrow,” JP describes. Still at university, JP got in his car that afternoon and left for Sun City. “I ran the extrav under Reg Habib. I worked with Heidi van den Berg and we got on so well, she was a good girl. I learnt a lot from her and I learnt a lot from Kurt du Preez because he used to come up and work there. It was good.” Three years later JP returned to Pretoria to complete his studies at TUT.

JP’s experience includes working at the Emperors Palace for numerous years as the Service Manager. His attitude is always to plan properly as then you won’t have to redo it!

“That JP chose DWR is important to me and it’s an honour to have him,” said Duncan Riley of DWR.

 

E-mail: jp@dwrdistribution.co.za