Ferry Rd:
07 5512 4371

Southport:
07 5512 4363

Robina
07 5512 4367

Helensvale
07 5512 4360

Our Robina Staff

Martin Simpson

General Manager - Robina

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
17 years – I have worked as a Salesperson, Sales Manager, General Sales Manager & General Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Grumps Wharf Restaurant, Manager.

What do you love most about your job?
The relationships you build with customers and staff over time as well as seeing people start at the bottom, grab an opportunity and create a successful life filled with opportunities they can create by doing what’s right not what’s easy!

I love, that I still love my job after 17 years.

Where did you grow up?
Currumbin and Ashmore always lived on the Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life, with confidence you have won even before you have started.

Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react.
If It Is To Be It Is Up To Me!

Tom Niederer

General Sales Manager – Robina

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
7 years: Holden Salesman, Honda Sales Manager, Holden Sales Manager & now Robina General Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
AIDA (Sales & Marketing Firm) Selling Austar/Foxtel.

What do you love most about your job?
Growing and developing our people, they are the lifeblood of our business.

Where did you grow up?
Sweden, The Land of the Vikings.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'We are what we do repeatedly, excellence therefore, is not an act but a habit'.

Zac Failes

Holden Sales Manager – Robina

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, Holden Sales Consultant, Nissan Sales Consultant & Nissan Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I was managing a Restaurant in Canada.

What do you love most about your job?
I love getting to know people, everyone has a story!

Where did you grow up?
The Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“There are some people that make things happen, there are some people who watch things happen, and there are some people who wonder what the hell happened!!. Which one are you?”

Sam Green

Kia Sales Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
I have had 5 Years of detailing experience in the automotive industry and just over 2 years of selling.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I have worked for just over 2 years as a sales consultant in Mitsubishi and Suzuki.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I use to work for Oracle Business Accountants as a Graduate Accountant.

What do you love most about your job?
I love the satisfaction of helping customers choose their first car and next car. I love the fact that i wake up each morning and are happy to go into work.

Where did you grow up?
I am a born and breed Gold Coaster.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"If you Believe it will work out, you'll see the opportunities. If you believe it won't you will see obstacles."

David Shultz

Service Manager - Robina

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?
8 years.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Element Broadbeach, Owner & Operator.

What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people everyday.

Where did you grow up?
Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Control the controllable & the variables will take care of themselves.

Jillian Stratton

Group Administration Manager

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
30 years and started as receptionist in Cooee Tasmania, progressed through the Administration ranks to current role of Administration Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Only Von Bibra.

What do you love most about your job?
Welcoming new staff members to our team and seeing them develop and mature in their roles. Every day at work is different!

Where did you grow up?
Wynyard Tasmania.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"If you can manage any challenges you face in life it has the potential to take us to new levels of maturity"

Bruce Ryan

Group Parts Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
30yrs - Ouch!

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
30yrs – positions have included parts interpreter, parts manager and now Group Parts Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I forget!! Myer – pacific fair (from the 1st opening day).

What do you love most about your job?
No day is the same as the others, Meeting challenges along the way to get parts out on time, seeing staff members succeed ( and helping them grow both at work and outside work).

Where did you grow up?
Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Charters towers, Gold Coast (my Dad was in the Army, so we moved frequently).

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"Always treat people the way you would like to be treated yourself."

Jabin Skipps

Retail Parts Manager

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
11 years as both a Parts Interpreter and now the Parts Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Diesel Services as A Parts Interpreter.

What do you love most about your job?
The people I work with and the culture we have built as a team. Plus no two days are ever the same!

Where did you grow up?
Auckland, New Zealand.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“If it is to be it is up to ME…."

This is my favourite quote because, if you have a dream… the only one stopping you form achieving that dream is YOU.

Jack Kofoed

Honda Sales Manager

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I have worked for Von Bibra for two years, starting as a Honda Sales Consultant before moving over to KIA Sales Manager, then moving into my current position Honda Sales Manager at Robina.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked at the Holden Driving Centre around the Supercar Driving Experience.

What do you love most about your job?
The opportunity to be the best our in field, giving customers the experience every new car owner should have.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Paul Jordan

Robina Nissan Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
3 years in auto industry

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
3 years total. Started as Nissan sales trainee, Relief Sales Manager , Mitsubishi/Subaru Sales Manager and now Nissan Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Worked in construction for 4 years then worked for 3 years in face to face marketing.

What do you love most about your job?
I love seeing my customers big smiles when they come pick up there new Car! I also love working in such a positive environment with people I enjoy being around!

Where did you grow up?
Dunedin, New Zealand

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive one's, you will start having positive results!"

Mike O'Bree

Mitsubishi, Subaru Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
2 1/2 years

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
2 1/2 years, 2 year Subaru sales consultant, 6 months sales manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Warner Village Theme Parks as a stuntman

What do you love most about your job?
Ever evolving industry, which means continually learning and progressing.

Where did you grow up?
Gold Coast

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Is it 'one day' or 'day one'? your choice.