Geoff Burmeister

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Geoff Burmeister is a business owner, publicist, one time props manager.


Son of Sybil Summers, he was born Geoffrey Eric Burmeister in **.

Among his qualifications are Honours Marketing at Wits Business School (1987 – 1989), and a certificate of Psychology in Business from the Metropolitan Collge London.

As a businessmen he has held numerous positions, including Marketing Manager at Chet Chemicals & Retailer Brands, CEO at Going Places Travel & Accomodation, and owner of Luis Foods at Good Value Foods.


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Was publicist for Quibell Brothers, Yango John and Hymie Udwin's Academy Theatre. PRO for President Hotel Sea Point, Elizabeth Hotel Sea Point, Century Hotel Sea Point. Manager of Braustrubell Restaurant at the Elizabeth Hotel , and part owner Harbour Tavern in Mouille Point.
Partner in Sybil Summers Agency and owner of Theatrical Corporation of South Africa.
Was marketing director of Aviv Foods and added Sunshine Macaroni to the business.
Was a partner in Carvel Ice Cream franchise in South Africa with 5 stores.
Was Marketing Manager of Snowcrest Foods in London.
Private Label Specialist in Foods and Household Detergents. Focus on Fragrances in products and flavour in foods.

Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance

Partner in Sybil Summers Agency and owner of Theatrical Corporation of South Africa (Johannesburg & Cape Town: 1969 – 2011). This involved acting as the Publicist for all Ronnie Quibell's shows with overseas artists, for all Ster Films , for Hymie Udwin's Academy Theatre, as well as working for CAPAB and various overseas ballet companies as a props manager. Was head publicist for Marge Chase's Ice Shows. Publicist for the Rainbow Theatre in Rhodesia.


E-mail correspondence from Geoff Burmeister, 21 April, 2017.

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