BIOGRAPHIES OF MECA JUDGE’S – AFRICA.
Poomesh Sukhai – Information Technology Professional.
I am Poomesh Sukhai. Born and raised in beautiful South Africa. I am 38 years old and I have been involved in the South African Sound Competition Industry for over 20 years. My passion for the sound industry started in 2001 and has seen me compete and attain World Records on the IASCA platform. I was one of the founding members of the country’s largest World Record Breaking Teams called Team TNT Starsound. We broke many local and international records in the car audio scene. During my years in the car audio scene, I was a brand ambassador for both Star Sound Audio and Pioneer Audio. I am currently employed in the Information Technology Industry for a very competitive leader in the South African market. I look forward to taking MECA to greater heights and allowing competitors in Africa the opportunity to break barriers and records internationally.
I will leave you with a motto I strive to live by “Our legacy is written by our ability to always strive to be the best, do our best, achieve our best and always deliver our best”
Dheveshen Naidoo – Quality Management Auditor
My name is Dheveshen Naidoo, I am 28 years old and I am from Johannesburg South Africa. I am a Quality Management Auditor, and I have been passionate about the motoring industry since I was a little kid, be it Sound, Drag Racing, Drifting, Stance – well actually anything to do with cars and audio. My Passion for this has grown tremendously over the years. I dedicate most of my spare time to Car Events. I would love to grow MECA in South Africa and will represent and carry the MECA name with the highest standards as it is such a recognised brand.
Andrew Erasmus – Owner DSM Customs (Pty) Ltd
My name is Andrew Erasmus, born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. I am the owner of DSM Customs (Pty) Ltd in South Africa. I have been competing in SPL since 2005, where the passion for being loud started. I try and better myself as a competitor at every show I attend. I strive to help the fellow competitors and help them improve where possible. My late mum always used to say “Where there is a will, there is a way” I live by that. My Team has grown from strength to strength in the last few years and I myself have broken the 160DB mark in the middleweight bass boxing division. My goal for MECA is to bring a new format to South Africa which is internationally recognised to show what our country and fellow South African competitors are made of. I am excited to take MECA to new heights in our region and represent MECA Africa. My Team and I live and Breathe car audio and that is what sets us apart from the rest. We always strive to make competitors welcome and get to know them.
I leave you with my favourite saying “You can’t withstand the storm; I am the STORM”
Romano Bowles – Refrigeration Specialist
I am Romano Bowles from Pretoria in South Africa. I am currently a Refrigeration Specialist. My love for music and bass led me to meet Andrew, Sugen and Poomesh in 2020 at a Sound Show. What started as just love for music became a passion to compete. I joined the team in 2021 where we achieved so much and pushed the boundaries in my respective competition division. My goal is to help my fellow members to take MECA throughout Africa and show the world what our competitors are made of and in the same breath, show Africa what international standards are like. There is no better achievement than competing for a world record and to see how we stack up against the rest of the world. At shows we try and build the sport by helping competitors better themselves as well as educate where we can. We all learn every day, but a push in the right direction is always welcome. I cannot wait to be part of the MECA Family.
Sugen Pillay – Senior National Account Manager (Manufacturing) / Marketing & Public Relations
I am Sugen Pillay, from Randburg, Johannesburg in South Africa. I have a Business Management degree with a major in marketing and strategy. I currently manage blue chip accounts for a local manufacturing concern in South Africa on an International basis. My other passion is in the motoring arena, specifically in the Car Audio Competition Industry. I personally started my journey in the audio competition world in 2003 which saw me break many barriers and boundaries. Today, together with the rest of my colleagues we run some of the most exciting car audio competition events in the country. By strategically looking at the current Africa Car Audio Competition platform, and our current activity in this arena, I find that there is a huge gap for an International Competition affiliation on this continent. African competitors have a huge talent and drive to take the Car Audio Competition Industry to new heights, however we lack the platform to do so. I believe that MECA is the answer – it ticks all the boxes when it comes to the requirements of our competitors and offers a fair and fun platform for everyone to enjoy. My aim is to take MECA to astronomical proportions and to make it the dominating Car Audio Competition affiliation in Africa.
THE TEAM HAVING FUN TOGETHER AT EVENTS.