Team Hardware

Team Hardware is made up of awesome individuals who have 2 things in common; a dedication to customer service and a passion for technology.

GAIL HOLT

Managing Director

Gail founded what became Hardware Distribution SA in 2002 and has responsibility for the overall management, strategy and business development of Hardware South Africa. She also acts as the Information Officer of the company in terms of POPIA. With strong leadership ability, sharp business development skills and technical comprehension, Gail leads the team to achieve their growth targets.

With a passion for technology and natural entrepreneurial skills, Gail has been key in driving the success of the business over the years.

PREMISHINE GOVENDER

Logistics & Procurement Manager

Premishine (known as Prim) has been at Hardware since 2006. She started as the receptionist and Logistics Co-Ordinator. As the company expanded, Prim became the Bookkeeper & Logistics Co-Ordinator two years later. With her passion for logistics and determination for making things happen, she was promoted to Logistics and Procurement manager in 2018.

Prim loves the challenge and enjoys her job because every day is different in Logistics!

CHRISTINE BOWEN

Key Account Manager

Christine has been working for Hardware for the past 19 years. She has witnessed the company’s growth from very modest beginnings to the dynamic business it is today. She started in her sales role 3 years into her tenure with the company.

She enjoys customer contact and building lasting relationships and always tries to give the best service possible. Christine was born in Salisbury, Rhodesia and emigrated to SA at the age of 21.

JILL BLAAUW

Key Account Manager

Hailing from Cape Town; Jill made the move to Johannesburg 8 years ago and joined Hardware in 2014. She has been in various fields of IT Distribution for the last 28 years and has vast experience in Sales Support and Operations. Jill started out at Hardware in a Sales Support role and later became one of our Key Account Managers growing her portfolio of customers 3 fold in the last 2 years.

She is also actively involved in implementing the marketing strategies at Hardware Distribution. In her personal time Jill is a mother to 2 daughters and an avid DIY’er. Restoring furniture and home
improvement keeps her happy.

STASI HARALAMBOUS

Key Account Manager

Stasi has over 20 years of experience in a variety of sales roles across numerous industries from financial services to IT. She joined Hardware in February 2019 and has rapidly expanded the companies client base and rebuilt relationships with past customers.

Cold calls, networking and customer liaison are her forte. After two years at Hardware she is a multitasking whiz! Argentine Tango is her passion and also her sanity.

FRANS HALLETT

Tech Ops Manager | Key Account Manager

Frans joined Hardware Distribution in 2016 from a large South African technology company. As a Key Account manager, he strives to provide his customers with an efficient and dedicated service coupled with a high degree of product knowledge.

He has grasped new opportunities as they have presented themselves and his role has expanded to include that of Tech Operations Manager. Frans is a jack of all trades but a master of many!

TAVIAN PILLAY

Sales Support

Tavian joined Hardware in 2019 as receptionist/logistics assistant. He excelled so much that he was assigned to support the sales team. He is responsible for sourcing the best pricing for the team and compiling quotations. He also works in the Smartcare team responsible for Hardware’s maintenance agreements.

Tavian is an all-rounder and is actively involved in sales, systems, technical support and logistics.

ANNALENE NEL

Financial Accountant | Bookkeeper

Annalene started her career in the Financial Accounting environment in 1997 and has been involved in the mining, construction and auditing industry until 2021 when she joined the Hardware team as the Financial Accountant/Bookkeeper. Annalene also acts as Deputy Information Officer in terms of POPIA.

Passionate about debits and credits, she understands the importance of accurate and reliable financial data. Annalene loves the outdoors, travelling and golf.

JORDAN CARY

Reception | Logistics Assistant

The newest and youngest member of the Hardware team matriculated from Beaulieu College last year. Jordan is responsible for maintaining order with the filing and admin of the business. She also assists with logistics, receiving and dispatching of stock, and ensuring the correct stock and deliveries reach our customers in record time. Jordan’s friendly manner, willingness to help and ‘can do’ attitude compliment our awesome team.

Why Hardware Distribution?

  • Strong logistics capability
  • Multiple vendor trusted advisor status
  • Focused on customer service and support
  • Dedicated logistics operation
  • Rapid order processing
  • Experienced engineer resource
  • Agile and flexible
  • Pre-Staging facilities
  • Global Import / Export
  • Proven project methodology
  • Prompt client support
  • Worldwide technical reach
  • Single point of contact
  • Virtual Warehousing
  • Technical knowledge of our products

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