Who is Mr. Gordon Douglas Folster Johnstone

Date of birth:      17-10-1959;
ADDRESS:            16 Saint John Road,Houghton,2198, Johannesburg, RSA;
CONTACTS          0832521848;
Email:                   info@easi-bind.co.za;
Dependants:       Three children; Justin 27yrs old, Richard 25yrs old, Sherry 18yrs old;
Marital status:    Married October 1987 to Sharon Jane Johnstone.

EDUCATION:
National Senior Certificate Diploma Endorsement 1977;
Hilton College 1973 -1977; prep school;
Clifton Nottingham Road 1971 -1972;
Diploma in Marketing Management IMM 1985;
Advanced Diploma in Marketing Management 1987 also IMM 9/10 modules passed no dissertation submitted 1987 – 1991;
Many many sales courses and certificates for; Fundamentals and basics of selling/Interpersonal and Advanced Selling Strategies.

Military Duty:
Conscripted into the SADF as Infantry Rifleman Dec 1977
Completed two year mandatory duty as patrol dog handler Dec 1979 thereafter various camps

NATIONALITY:    SOUTH AFRICAN
LANGUAGE:        ENGLISH home language/Afrikaans speak read and write

Workplace and Business:
1982 Rotunda Natal – my father’s family business Administration assistant;
1983 Business Presentation Systems/Easi-Bind Factory Plant Commissioning/Selling in Natal region -fathers family business
1983 – 1987 Easi-Bind Johannesburg salesman;
1987 – 1989 Easi-Bind Sales Director Jhb;
1989 -1992 Easi-Bind Marketing Director;
1992 Marketing Manager director designate for Ibico Jhb;
1993 MD Start my own business with Sharon my wife; Binding and Laminating Specialists (Pty) Ltd t/a Easi-Card – present;
1999 formed my own family trusts x 3 of them to safeguard assets;
2002 Started Ugardi Technologies (Pty) Ltd – appointed MD 2006 – present;
2009 Appointed to the Board of Directors Japari Schoo;
2010 Appointed to the Board of Trustees The Institute of Inventors and Innovators;
2011 Appointed as Chairman of Easi-Bind – replaced my father the outgoing Chairman.

Inventions: Three major inventions;

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
SPORTS:               Croquet, Professional Hunting, Club motor events/track days, hiking/camping, walking
OTHER:                 R+B Music fan, Sharks/Lions and Springbok Rugby supporter, wine and whisky connoisseur, overseas holiday travel, pet lover/trainer

PLANS FOR THE FUTURE These include growing my asset base so I can retire out of mainstream business in 2030 handing the reins of my businesses over to my heirs and fellow South Africans

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Socialising, doing social community work ethic – Pro Bono, fund raising for disadvantaged individuals, keeping up with eminent personalities. Always staying involved and actively interested in the cutting edge of technology through invention and innovation. No longer enjoy very high pressure business environment, prefer a more relaxed less hectic business approach

MY PROs:
Good listener, people friendly and people orientated. Able to work under huge stress but it must be measured/contained and finite not infinite and on going. A go getter and deal maker

MY CONs:            Too honest

REFERENCES
Dr John Skeen (011) 706 1031 Cel. 083 629 5754 relationship Uncle;
Mr Douglas Johnstone (031) 764 0511 Cel. 083 269 5160 Father/Deceased 28th Nov 2013;
Mr James Johnstone (031) 765 6820 Cel. 083 625 8016 Brother;
Mrs Sharon Johnstone (011) 487 1536 Cel. 084 533 9446 Wife;
Mrs Nadia Hansraj (031) 705 3480 Cel.072 342 2355 Fin Dir Easi-Bind.