DWR Distribution’s Dan Riley has retired after a prolific career spanning 30 years, the company revealed earlier this week. Riley, who is the father of Duncan and Bruce Riley, is considered an industry icon by many in the business.

Riley joined DWR Distribution’s sales department in 2008 after having spent eight years at Electrosonic SA. During his time at DWR he was instrumental in dealings with theatres and played a huge role in securing installation tenders, such as The Playhouse Company, The Atterbury Theatre, The Baxter Theatre and The Sandton Protea Court.

“A friend to all, Dan Riley has been in the industry for over 30 years and was one of the first people in South Africa to offer sales and support for “Rank Strand’ as it was known,’ DWR’s Sherryn Riley said. “He has been involved with a list of prominent theatre installations and the owners of many rental companies purchased their very first lighting equipment from him.’

To see some of the highlights of Dan Riley’s career, please see the write-up on Industry Legends: http://www.dwrdistribution.co.za/industry2.asp?filename=2032008101239.txt