Rayno van Heerden Managing Director of OEM Operations and Product Development | Planetworld
Rayno sits on the board of Directors as a shareholder and has been with the company since 2003. Rayno has covered many roles within the business including Sales Manager, Sales Director and now MD of OEM operations. Rayno spearheaded the company’s expansion into the OEM (original equipment manufacturing) sector and as a result Planetworld now has long-standing supply contracts with many manufacturers including Nissan, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Ford, Subaru, Datsun, Kia and Haval.
Rayno and his team have also developed several in-house brands including OneNav, Planet Multimedia, Smart mirror and Tyretech which are sold throughout the company’s distribution network. Rayno is a keen adventurer and enjoys hang gliding, surfing, trail running and skateboarding.
Maurice van Heerden Managing Director of Aftermarket Operations | Planetworld
Maurice sits on the board of Directors as a shareholder. He joined Planetworld in 2008 and has played a pivotal role in building the businesses aftermarket operation which has grown from 6 to over 60 full-time staff. This includes successfully negotiating and implementing distribution contracts with Kicker, JVC, Kenwood, Alpine and Focal, making Planetworld the largest car audio distributor in South Africa.
Maurice also led the company's expansion into the home audio industry with the acquisition of Audiotronic (now Planetworld Home,) and the successful re-launch of brands Sonos, Onkyo, Dali and Chord.
Prior to joining Planetworld, Maurice had a 2-year career in UK education. Maurice completed a B(Sportsci) degree at the University of Pretoria and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of South Africa.
Maurice is a keen sportsman and has competed at a high standard in rugby, cricket, ultra-marathon running and Ironman events.
Recardo Krugell National Technical Manager | Planetworld Auto
Recardo joined Planetworld in 2013 and has played a leading role in building a world-class technical department that has grown from 3 to 14 full-time staff members across 3 branches in Gauteng, Durban and the Western Cape. Recardo also plays a pivotal role in our OEM business, working closely with suppliers and manufacturers from China, Malaysia and Japan.
This includes developing new products and procedures to secure a number of OEM projects with motor manufacturers including Nissan, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Kia, Isuzu and many more. Recardo personally signs off every product launched under the Planetworld, Planet Multimedia or OneNav brands. Recardo has 15 years of experience working within various segments of the automotive trade including fitment centres, dealers and importers.
Quewen Webb National Sales Manager | Planetworld Auto
Quewen is responsible for all auto sales operations. Prior to joining Planetworld in 2018. Quewen accumulated 12 years of sales experience in two industries, namely, Lighting and Personal Protective Equipment, specialising in Sales Management over the last 6 years.
Quewen holds a National Diploma from Tshwane University of Technology, where he studied Marketing.
Darryl Prinsloo Logistics and Supply Chain Manager | Planetworld
Darryl joined Planetworld in October 2017. His focus is to bring all relevant stakeholders together, to create efficiencies in operations and demand planning, whilst building excellent supplier relationships. Darryl’s career path has taken him through several avenues within the supply chain, including FMCG Operations, Demand Planning and IT business analytics.
Darryl started his career at one of South Africa’s largest logistics groups where he spent two years in a management graduate programme. He then moved on to join a competitor in a Business Analytics role, bridging the gap between Operations and IT. Darryl completed a BCom (HONS) in Logistics Management through the University of Johannesburg and is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) accredited through SAPICS.
Ryan Reynolds Manager | Planetworld Durban
Ryan Reynolds is the Manager of the Planetworld Durban branch and the Category Manager for Trims and Harnesses. He also handles sales for Durban and Natal South Coast.
Ryan joined Planetworld in 2015 and helped open and establish the Natal footprint. Since then, the branch has grown from strength to strength and in a very short time outgrown their premises not once, but three times! Furthermore, Ryan was instrumental in the introduction of Harnesses and Trims to the company which goes hand in hand with Planetworld's radio supply business. Prior to joining Planetworld, Ryan Reynolds was a Manager and Salesperson for 8 years at Parrot Bluetooth Natal. Before this, he worked in Electronics Retail as a Manager for 11 years. Ryan is a sports lover, although he favours golf.
Richard Vaughn National Sales Manager | Planetworld Home
Richard is responsible for our ever-growing Home sales department.
Richard joined PlanetWorld in February 2020 after accumulating 15 years experience in Sales and operations roles. His experience covers FMCG ,AudioVisual and Home Automation as well as the Automotive industry, along with 2 Certifications from the Industry body- Cedia.
Sibusi Khulu Group Marketing Manager | Planetworld
Sibusi joined Planetworld in 2020 and is responsible for all marketing within the group.
She has a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry with experience in television production for over 13 years. Holding marketing qualifications from the AAA School of Advertising, Sibusi is an avid reader with a passion for music, having represented the country in the Choir Olympics in her youth.