Reminiscence and Resource Centre

Twenty-Five years a Bataman - 1956

Completing 25 years of service with the Bata Organisation, on Tuesday next, is Mr V Fesar, of Kingston, Jamaica, controller for the Windward and Leeward Islands and Barbados.

He started his Bata career as a youngster in the leather factory. After two years he transferred to the export department.
In 1935 and the following year he worked for the retail department as a salesman, chiropodist and display arranger, before going back to the export department for a couple of years.

In 1939 he had the opportunity of a position with the organisation inthe West Indies.

At first he was assistant branch manager at St Lucia, and after two years, transferred to Kington, where he became a supplier for various departments.
After eight years he was appointed to his present position as a controller.
A married man, he has a family of three, a girl of seven, a boy of nearly six and Jennifer, the baby, about nine months.
His hobbies are tennis and swimming.