D&P Custom Lights & Wiring Systems, one of the world’s leading commercial lighting and fixtures design and fabrication firms, announces the addition of Riaan Garforth-Venter, business development manager, to its team. Riaan will be responsible for seeking new business opportunities throughout North America, expanding D&P’s customer base, working on new sales and marketing initiatives, and developing strong long-term relationships with new customers.
Garforth-Venter originally hails from South Africa, where he was a well-known TV personality and DIY expert, with shows including “DIY with Riaan,” “Love and Mortar,” and “Do It Green.” He is an accomplished woodworker and furniture designer, and, in addition to his entrepreneurial stint owning several companies, has worked with several design houses and event management companies in the U.S. over the last two years.
“D&P offers some new and unique products for the retail industry, and I look forward to helping customers with customized product solutions to meet their needs, says Garforth-Venter. As the industry continues to change, we will work with retailers to help them evolve and adapt to a new retail environment.”
Bob-O Smith, president of D&P, says “Riaan’s prior experience and reputation as a problem solver, combined with his technical background, will benefit D&P as we reach out to new markets and continue our business expansion.”