Robert Ritson – Managing Director
Company name – Berzacks
Bio – Robert joined the Kwa-Zulu Natal based, SA Clothing Menswear (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Seardel Group, in 1990. He progressed through factories, from line supervisor, into line manager, and then production manager.
Later, as a manufacturing Director, Robert gained extensive experience in clothing manufacture, setting up and running clothing factories, of 2000 people plus, in various metro and non-metro locations.
In 2014, he joined Berzacks as Managing Director. Berzacks is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bidvest group of companies. Berzacks was established in 1932, supplying industrial sewing and embroidery equipment, as well as associated consumables i.e. spares, thread, backing, labels, fasteners, etc. to the clothing industry. Branches are located in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town,
Robert Ritson’s tertiary education, includes various Clothing Industry Training Board courses, a BTech: Management and a Masters: Business Administration (MBA).