Ferry Rd:
07 5512 4371

Southport:
07 5512 4363

Robina:
07 5512 4367

Helensvale:
07 5512 4360

Our Ferry Road and Helensvale Staff

Shaun Lees

General Manager – Ferry Rd & Helensvale

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
21 Years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
10 years with von Bibra.

1 years - Group Trainer
3 years - General Manager (Tweed)
6 years - General Manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
9 years at Motorama as a Holden Sales Consultant, HSV Specialist and Sales Manager.

Where did you grow up?
Born Frankston Victoria, moved to Northern NSW at age 2. Lived in Ballina & Lennox Heads until High School. Finished school on the Gold Coast & have worked between Brisbane & the Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'Always leave everyone in a better position than when you found them' & 'Always operate at Level 10'.

Tony McKenna

General Sales Manager – Ferry Rd

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
30 years, all with von Bibra.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Over 30 years I have had many positions with von Bibra - Mechanic, Reconditioning Manager, Salesperson, General Manager, New car Manager, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I have not worked for anyone else.

Where did you grow up?
Ulverstone Tasmania.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'Ability - is what you are capable of.
Motivation – gets you doing it.
Attitude – determines how well you do it.
Habit – will keep you doing it.'

Matt Cabban

RELIEF SALES Manager Ferry Road & HELENSVALE

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
7.5 Years in the Automotive Industry

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
6 Years, Salesman, Service Advisor, then moved into Mitsubishi Sales Manager before taking on my current role of Relief Sales Manager at Ferry Road and Helensvale.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Grand Motors Toyota - Salesman

What do you love most about your job?
Helping the team grow and improve on a professional and personal level while getting a great sales result.

Where did you grow up?
Gold Coast

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Do the hard things first.

Matthew Goodwin

Peugeot, Citroen & LDV Manager Ferry Rd

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
20 Years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
1 year – Sales Manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Motorama Moorooka – Sales Manager

What do you love most about your job?
Combination of new cars & technology whilst providing customer service.

Where did you grow up?
Brisbane born & bred

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.

Michael Czarnecki

Used Cars Manager - Ferry Rd

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
3 years with von Bibra starting as a sales consultant for Nissan then Subaru and Mitsubishi. Within those roles I maintained and communicated with customers that enquired through the internet as well.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I have worked for Von Bibra for a total of 3 years starting as a sales consultant for Nissan then Subaru and Mitsubishi. Within those roles I maintained and communicated with customers that enquired through the internet as well.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I was a Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Operations Manager for a pharmaceutical company for 5 years.

What do you love most about your job?
I love my job because it gives people an opportunity, not only to form a successful career but an opportunity to grow, learn and improve as an individual. I have learnt a lot and am fortunate to see the growth that happens in everyone of us that work for Von Bibra as well of the growth of the company itself.

Where did you grow up?
Quite proudly in Tasmania! Where my father as an apprentice mechanic use to purchase from the parts department of the Von Bibra group.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Kevin Jones

Service Manager - Ferry Rd

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
19 years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
9 years in total as both a Service Advisor & Service Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Surfers City Holden - Technician, HSV Workshop Controller, Service Advisor.

What do you love most about your job?
Working as a team and exceeding our customers expectations!

Where did you grow up?
Sydney.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'Make the most out of life, you only get one chance!'

Ricky Sharp

Subaru Sales Manager - Ferry Road

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
2.5 Years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I have worked for von Bibra the entire time in automotive. I started out as a Subaru Salesperson Trainee and am now Subaru Sales Manager of Ferry Rd Subaru.

What do you love most about your job?
I genuinely love every aspect of my career here at von Bibra. I started my position at von Bibra with a mission to help as many customers as possible get into one of the best vehicles on Australian Roads. I love that I work in a customer service based industry, I love the relationships I have with my customers and colleagues, I love working for a family owned and operated business and I genuinely love the product I work in.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Kempsey, NSW

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“Today won’t repeat it’s self, so make sure you make every moment of it”

Sam Smith

Mitsubishi / Suzuki Manager Ferry Road

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
2 years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I've been with von Bibra’s for 2 years now, starting as a Sales Consultant at Mitsubishi Ferry Road before moving into my current position as Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I previously worked for The Athletes Foot and my role was a Sales Consultant.

What do you love most about your job?
Definitely the people. Buying a new car isn't something you do every day so we get to spend a lot of time with our customers and get to know everyone's unique story. Some of the most interesting people I have ever met have been through my job here.

Where did you grow up?
On the Gold Coast but originally from England.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"Don't stop when you are tired, stop when you are done" David Goggins.

Luke Winslade

Service Manager - Helensvale

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
17.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
11 years , parts interpreter, service advisor service manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Avon City Ford in Christchurch NZ as a parts interpreter.

What do you love most about your job?
Making customers happy.

Where did you grow up?
Christchurch NZ.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Don't stop at the first rung on the ladder, there is many more above you.

Joel Wright

General Sales Manager - Helensvale

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
14 years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
9 years, Sales Consultant & Sales Manager for a variety of manufacturers.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Tweed Motors Holden (Previous owners before von Bibra's purchased the business in 2002) Started in parts & service & moved to used car sales where I commenced my cadetship.

Where did you grow up?
Locally at Burleigh Heads.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Perfection is the total sum of a lot of small things done very well.

Danny Pickering

Used Car Manager - Helensvale

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
Since 2013.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
3 Years Sales Consultant then moved in to Sales Manager role with Hyundai and Suzuki and now in my current role of Used Car Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Advertising Companies in the UK then spent a short period of time working in Canada.

What do you love most about your job?
Everyday is different to the next with new challenges.

Where did you grow up?
Blackpool, England.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
A bad attitude is like a flat tyre, you can't go anywhere until you change it.

Jeff Hale

Mitsubishi/SUZUKI & Hyundai Sales Manager - Helensvale

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
Commenced in the Auto industry in 2007 with von Bibra Nissan at Ashmore as a sales consultant - 11years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Started with von Bibra since 2007 with a total of approx 7yrs
Sales consultant at Nissan Ashmore - 2007 - 2009 and again from 2011-2012
Moved to Western Australia and worked at Rockingham Nissan and Sales Consultant from 2012 - 2014
Back to Qld at von Bibra Ferry Rd 2014 2016 (Sales Consultant Mitsubishi / Suzuki)
von Bibra Helensvale Hyundai 2016 - 2017 as Sales Consultant
Currently Mitsubishi, Suzuki & Hyundai Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Southport Golf Club for 14yrs as golf shop manager and 5yrs as General Manager. Sold construction machinery for 4yrs prior to getting into the motor vehicle industry.

What do you love most about your job?
Always had a passion for cars but its the interaction with people. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.

Where did you grow up?
Born in Brisbane and moved to the Gold Coast at the age of 3. Lived at the northern end of the Coast at Anglers Paradise (not many people would remember as it has now merged with Runway Bay) Went to Biggera Waters Primary and Southport State High

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Treat people the way you want to be treated, talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned