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 HOLTManaging 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 NAICKERLogistics & 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!
JILL BLAAUWKey Account Manager
Hailing from Cape Town, Jill has been in various fields of IT Distribution over the last 30 years and has vast experience in Sales Account Management and Operations. Jill started at Hardware in 2014 in a Sales Support role. As one of our Key Account Managers; she has successfully grown her portfolio of customers.
Always keen to learn Jill 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 HARALAMBOUSKey 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.
ANNALENE NELFinancial 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.
VENESSA GLADHead of Operations
Venessa recently joined the Hardware Team, bringing with her a wealth of business leadership experience specifically in the areas of business strategy and people management. Venessa is highly skilled in strategic sales management and business turnaround, with a 30 year proven track record as a results-driven leader who is passionate about business development and growth.
With both a BCom in Accounting and Business Management and an MBL, Venessa brings vast business experience and financial acumen to the Hardware team.
MBALI RADEBEReception and Logistics Assistant
Mbali’s role is multifaceted from receptionist to assisting with deliveries to our clients. She has several years experience in both call centre and general office environments. She is full of energy and loves bringing smiles to people’s faces. Mbali is a resilient and friendly member of our team and loves working with people from diverse backgrounds. Embracing the new challenges that each day brings is her goal.
KATLEGO NKWANEKey Account Manager
Katlego has worked for both resellers and distribution companies which gives him a unique insight into customer requirements. He is passionate, competitive and strives to be the best! His goal is to build long term relationships with new customers and use his existing relationships to contribute to the success of both Hardware and it’s customers. Weekends are reserved for indulging his passion for cooking and enjoying quality time with his son.
ELAINE WRIGHTKey Account Manager
Elaine has over 20 years experience in the Fibre Optic Industry. She started in distribution in the infancy of fibre optics in South Africa. She has recently joined the Hardware team as an Account Manager, growing existing customers and looking for new business opportunities. Having Happy customers is her goal! Elaine is married with 2 wonderful boys and her dog to keep her busy.
PAVESHNI GOVENDERSales Support
Paveshni is an astute, talented, and enterprising professional with a zest for business and commerce. She possesses a rich suite of skills and experience covering sales and business administration. In her current role she provides support to the sales team and customers during the sales process. When she is not working she likes watching psychological thrillers and baking. In 3 words Paveshni is loyal, outgoing, and energetic.
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