Ashmore:
07 5699 8806

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

Mitsubishi / Suzuki Manager Ferry Road

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
5.5 Years, Salesman, Service Advisor and most recently Sales Manager.

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 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!'

Nathan Simon

Subaru Sales 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?
2 years. Started as a trainee in Subaru new cars before moving to Used Car Sales. Was internet sales manager for a while before moving into relief management. And now I’m here!

What do you love most about your job?
I love customer service. Helping people upgrading and getting into new cars. It’s interesting to hear everyone’s stories

Where did you grow up?
Born and Bred in Southern QLD

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“Just keep swimming” Sometimes things get rough and it can be hard to see past it, but just keep going!

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.

Jeff McDonald

Mitsubishi & Used Sales Manager - Helensvale

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
4 years with von Bibra as a Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I started work in Bundaberg and then moved to Brisbane, Darwin & Perth before returning home to QLD in 2008. I was a Sales Manager with AHG Group in Perth and also when I moved back to the GC until von Bibra purchased Zupps in 2012.

What do you love most about your job?
After all these years I still get a delight in being involved in selling people a vehicle.

Where did you grow up?
Born in Proserpine but grew up in Bundaberg QLD.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“Don't treat your work as a job but as a career and you will be successful” Very true especially in the motoring industry.

Danny Pickering

Hyundai/Suzuki Manager - Helensvale

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
3 Years, Sales Consultant and now Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Advertising Companies in the UK - Sales Associate.

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.

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.