Bowman Gilfillan, one of South Africa’s “top 5” law firms yesterday honored Maynards Office Technology’s Dave Halvorsen for over 25 years of exemplary service. Dave’s relationship with Bowman Gilfillan (formerly Findlay & Tait here in Cape Town) spans back to the 1980’s and over that time Dave has pioneered a rock solid relationship between the two companies based primarily on outstanding customer service.
Dave will be retiring from Maynards Office Technology on the 13th of December after 20 years of service to the company, in total over 50 years in the office technology industry. The 20 years at Maynards have certainly been extremely productive and lots of what we have in place at this point in time from an Olympus Audio S.A point of view is thanks to Dave and his hard work over the years.
We were extremely fortunate to be hosted at Bowman by Marina Takacs with whom Dave has directly dealt with for the majority of those 25 years. The hospitality, food and general banter was absolutely fantastic, we all felt extremely fortunate to have been able to share with Dave what we know was a very special and touching occasion for him. It also speaks volumes for the kind of rapport Dave has built up with his clients over the years, non more evident than with Marina and Bowman Gilfillan. Thank you Marina for the fantastic gesture towards Dave, we know its a memory that he will cherish for the rest of his life and thank you for allowing us to be part of it.
In closing we would like to wish Dave all the very best for his retirement, its certainly going to take some getting used to!! No longer will you have to open the office for the rest of us at 7.00 every morning and close it at 4.45pm. The long hours you dedicated to your job have certainly paid off, every single one of us that has worked with you over the years has taken a little bit of that fantastic work ethic and instilled it into our own working lives and we are all the better for it. We are going to miss you in the office but are sure you will be popping in to make sure we are all living up to your high standards of work in the future. 🙂 We thought these two quotes were quite apt:
Men do not quit playing cause they grow old, the grow old cause they quit playing – Oliver Wendell Holmes
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off – Abe Lemons
Enjoy your retirement Dave, you certainly deserve it.