Staff at Staedtler South Africa said goodbye to John Evans, managing director of the company, after nine months service to the South African subsidiary, on the 23 March. He celebrated his 45th year anniversary at Staedtler SA on 1 March 2012 after joining Staedtler UK in 1967, where he spent 33 years as the managing director. Evans arrived in South Africa in June 2011 on an international project to recruit sales leadership and a new managing director for the South African subsidiary. He appointed Kerry Harrison as national sales and marketing manager in September 2011 and Samantha Pickering-Dunn as managing director, in February 2012. The new director hails from KPMG where she was associate director in transactions and restructuring. “Pickering-Dunn brings with her a wealth of experience after a successful and varied career in several large local and international companies,” says Harrison.