John van Riel

JOHN VAN RIEL – Constantia Watch Volunteer Zone Manager

79 year young pensioner, started to work at the age of 14 as a grocery delivery boy and retired as a successful business men at the age of 60. Founded his own company in electrical personal care appliances under the CARMEN label and became the no 1 brand in The Netherlands, sold the business in 1993 as a market leader with a market share of over 35%. Is married for 53 years and lives with his wife, 2 daughters and granddaughter since 1996 in South Africa, first in Somerset West and since 2007 in Upper Constantia. His major hobby is golf and  he also spends a lot of time as a committee member for the Rathfelder Zone, chasing residents to become funding members of the Watch. Has build up an almost completed database and has been hanging in the last month over 125 Watch Signs on properties of funding residents in the area.

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