Steve Rowlands
Managing Director
Steve Rowlands was educated at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth and matriculated in 1982. After military service Steve began working with Enterprise Foods as a receiving clerk and within 4 months Steve was promoted to regional warehouse supervisor until September 1988 at which point he was transferred up to Johannesburg as a sales representative.
During his time at Enterprise Foods, one of the duties with which Steve was charged was managing damages within his allocated area. At this point the issue of waste became clear to Steve and was an enormous concern for him. Negative business practices were exacerbating the problem and this was highlighted one day when Steve was instructed to write of more than a ton of chicken that was left to rot as a result off an unresolved pricing dispute between retailer and manufacturer.
Upon leaving the store Steve came across a person with a cardboard placard pleading for food to feed his starving children. It was at this point Steve resolved to find a business solution to combat reverse logistics, waste and abuse.
In 1994 Rowlands–Pearse was born.
Tanith Algeo
Marketing & Sales
Tanith graduated from Rand Park High in 1996 and completed her apprenticeship in electronic origination at the Southern African Printing College in Muldersdrift. Tanith went on to complete her trade at Raylene Design and Print as a DTP operator. During her 6 years at Raylene, she was mentored and taught by director Colleen Kirby, with whom she worked very closely on key accounts.
One of the key accounts was Nu Metro Home Entertainment, who approached Tanith to manage the entire creative process for their production and marketing departments as Creative Marketing Manager. During her 5 years at Nu Metro, Tanith was charged with establishing and developing the in–house creative department, assisting with the implementation of a new corporate identity as well as assisting in the development of the the Nu Metro Home Entertainment website.
During this time, Tanith completed her diploma in marketing and aims to obtain her Bachelors degree in marketing in 2010. Tanith recently started at RPMS as marketing and new business development manager.
Tanith is a dedicated, reliable and hard working individual who takes initiative and asserts herself in a professional manner.