AMERICAN shutters’ Gauteng General Manager, Cuan van den Berg always has one eye on the future, whether it’s a dream of getting married and starting a family one day, fantasising about his next travel destination, innovating ways to keep AMERICAN shutters ahead of its competitors, or simply looking forward to a busy day with his colleagues in the Johannesburg office.
Cuan describes his typical workday as “busy, busy, busy,” knowing that everything he does, whether it’s dealing with clients, partners or staff, managing the operations of the Gauteng office or overseeing the sales to installation process, has to be better than his competitors. “What I love most of all about my job is the confidence I get from working with experienced people and having a quality brand behind me.”
When Cuan is not at work, you will find him hiking the Jozi gold mines, playing water polo, doing functional weight training, off-roading or enjoying the company of his family and friends.
Having worked for AMERICAN shutters for almost eight years, Cuan appreciates both the company’s past and future potential. “AMERICAN shutters continually earns its position as market leader by never being complacent, always focusing on the future, from product range and development to customer service at all stages of engagement,” says Cuan. “The company is agile, innovative and young at heart, but with the benefit of over three decades’ worth of wisdom and experience.”
Cuan’s favourite AMERICAN shutters’ product range is the perfect demonstration of the above, “without a doubt, my favourite product is our new security shutters in standard textured charcoal finish. Not only is it a one-of-a-kind product with leading features such as the gear-tilt system, it is also just as beautiful as any of our timber shutters.”