Hard work, strong handshakes and warm hellos: Meet the Star South team
From small beginnings in 2003 when Jaco Rheeder founded this living enterprise, Star South has flourished and grown into a wonderful team, now 51 people strong.
Our team is made up of the best kinds of people – people people – committed to not only exceptional quality produce, but also to cultivating strong, reliable relationships at every step of our optimised supply chain – and at every connection within our company. They’re down-to-earth experts, happy to work hard behind the scenes on planning, aligning logistics and networking to ensure the fruit is the real star of the show: that it arrives on store shelves in perfect condition.
Department: Management & Support
“We are in no other business than the people business.”
Jaco is a born entrepreneur and has been trading fruit since the age of 12 when he started his first business. He has experience in all major business areas, including farming, handling, transport, logistics, IT, marketing operations, finance, management, international and domestic affairs. He is fluent in French and also has basic Spanish language skills.