DWR Distribution warmly welcomes the arrival of good friends JP de Vernon and Kevin Stannett to their team.
In the past the pair have worked together, first meeting four years ago whilst they were both working at Emperors Palace. At the time, Kevin, a freelance lighting designer known for his work with Nataniël worked closely with theatre services manager JP.
Two years ago, JP and Kevin joked and saying that one day they would work at DWR, now 2 years this plan has become a reality. For DWR it’s ideal how everything has slotted into place. “I look forward to this amazing opportunity,” said Duncan Riley. “That these guys chose DWR to be their place is important for me and it’s an honour to have them. Yes, there will be days that aren’t perfect, but I think it’s the right move for everyone and we will all benefit.”
JP de Vernon has come on board as the sales representative for Africa and started at the company a month ago. He takes over Johnny Scholtz’ position who will now handle architectural sales at DWR. Initially JP will have the hardest task, travelling to Africa and dealing with new clients and people he has never met before. That said, he has just returned from Namibia and already set up good relationships there!
With Dave Whitehouse relocating to the UK, Kevin Stannett joins the team to handle sales in theatres, schools, broadcast, television studios and casinos. “When Dave told me he was leaving DWR and moving back to the UK it broke me,” said Duncan. “One evening I phoned Kevin and asked if he would be interested in joining us. I think what is good is that Kevin, a talented lighting designer, has a background to Back of House so he is not trying to sell a product that his not comfortable with. He will also be able to sell knowing the infrastructure behind products”.