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!"

Ryan McCabe

General Sales Manager - Robina

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Joined the von Bibra group in June 2018 as General Sales Manager at Robina.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Toyota 7 Years, BMW 3 years, Started off selling Holden, Trainee Sales Person, Salesperson, Sales Manager, Business Manager and General Sales Manager

What do you love most about your job?
It is exciting buying a new car and it is great seeing people everyday picking up their new cars and having a great experience.

Where did you grow up?
Bundaberg then the Sunshine Coast

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"The harder I work the luckier I get"

Oscar Boyaci

Used Car Manager

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 have worked for Von Bibra for 2 years. I was a used car sales consultant for about 14 months and then moved on to the Subaru Sales Manager role for 8 months and now I am the used car manager at Robina.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked at a family owned restaurant with my father for about 4 years. I was the manager there.

What do you love most about your job?
I loving meeting new people, making friends and creating great experiences for our customers.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Sydney for a few years but spent most of my life on the beautiful Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

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.

Ashley Pledge

Holden Sales Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
2 Years – all with von Bibra’s.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
2 years and have been Honda sales, Used car sales, Relief Manager and now my current position of Holden Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Optus Store Manager

What do you love most about your job?
I love that I get to meet new people every day and learn their stories

Where did you grow up?
South London, England

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

Robert Ehemann

Robina Mitsubishi Sales Manager

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 / Mitsubishi Sales Trainee, Senior Mitsubishi Consultant, Mitsubishi department manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
International Travel Consultant and Aviation Service expert.

What do you love most about your job?
No 2 days are ever the same - I love the many facets of the industry which bring never ending challenges and opportunities. I love working alongside great people and for a company that give back to the community.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Murwillumbah, in Northern NSW between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"I would rather be hated for who I am than be loved for someone I am not."

Brendon Welch

Robina Subaru Sales Manager

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
7 years, started in Administration then moved into Sales.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I previously worked for Zupps Southport in Accounts prior to von Bibra’s buying Zupp’s out.

What do you love most about your job?
The human interaction of staff and customers. Buying a car is a fun and exciting experience for most, and it’s great to be a part of that.

Where did you grow up?
Auckland, New Zealand

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"Forge your own path, if you follow someone else’s, you’ll only ever end up in a queue."

Stephen Wiltshire

Robina Nissan Sales Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
10 years in total, 3 years car sales

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Almost 3 years at Vonbibra, Used cars Ashmore, Business Manager Robina Now Sales manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Bargain spares and repairs Manager 7 years

What do you love most about your job?
Meeting people and helping them into there dream cars

Where did you grow up?
A rural village called Liss in the UK

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Always look on the bright side of life!

Florian price

Honda sales Manager

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
3.5 years. I started as a used car sales person, then Relief Manager and now Honda Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked in the Australian Outback as a Livestock Agent selling Cattle and Sheep.

What do you love most about your job?
I like meeting new people and listen to their stories. I am still friends with some of my customers I met 3 years ago.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Black Forest in Germany

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"Whatever you do in life, give it your best shot."