Ashmore:
07 5699 8806

Ferry Rd:
07 5512 4371

Southport:
07 5512 4363

Robina:
07 5512 4367

Helensvale:
07 5512 4360

Our Southport Staff

Max Johnson

General Manager - Southport

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

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

8 years - Business Manager
6 years - General Manager (Burnie)
4 years - General Manager (Tasmania)
3 years – General Manager (Tweed)
5 years – General Sales Manager (Southport)
6 years – General Manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
ANZ Bank 6 years, Four Seasons Hotel chain, Manager 8 years.

What do you love most about your job?
Working with an enthusiastic team of people committed to providing excellent customer service.

Where did you grow up?
Preston Tasmania a little farming community with a population of probably 500 with ¾’s Johnsons. 6 boys and 1 girl guaranteed a “competitive spirit”.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
A song I heard when I was a young kid consisted of “Do what you do, do (very) well”, and “I’m a lover not a fighter”.

Paul Forman

General Sales Manager - Southport

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
9 years;

4 years - Used car Sales Consultant
2 years – Honda Sales Manager
3 years – Used Car Sales Manager
1 year – General Sales Manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Catering Manager for a family business.

What do you love most about your job?
New Challenges every day.

Where did you grow up?
Scotland and the Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“If it is to be, it is up to me”

Richard Sibbald

Honda Sales Manager – Southport

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
I have been in the industry for 4 1/2 years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
4 ½ years including positions of Honda salesperson, Nissan salesperson, Nissan Sales Manager and now Honda Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Oroton group - Retail Sales - Assistant Manager.

What do you love most about your job?
The people I get to spend my day with.

Where did you grow up?
Sydney/Jindabyne.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Never let small minds convince you your dreams are too big!

Todd Gerbich

Nissan Sales Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
5 years in the industry

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
5 years with the von Bibra Group, started as a Used car salesman, then became a Relief Manager and my current position is the Nissan Sales Manager at Southport.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Previously I worked on Fraser Island managing a 4wd hire business for 7 years.

What do you love most about your job?
The people you meet, and the people I work with every day.

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

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Either get busy living or get busy dying!

Reece Murphy

Nissan Service Manager - Southport

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I started as an Apprentice mechanic, became a Technician and GTR High performance technician then moved into a Service Advisor role, thenH to my current position of Service Manager at Southport.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Apprentice mechanic in small automotive shop

What do you love most about your job?
Overcoming the day to day challenges

Where did you grow up?
Canberra/Gold coast

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Carpe diem

Drew Conway

Honda Service Manager - Southport

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
4 years with von Bibra, firstly as the Helensvale Service Manager and now Ferry Rd Service Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Have worked for Zupps as a Technician & Service Advisor & with AHG as a Fixed Operations Manager.

What do you love most about your job?
The people I work with & the day to day challenges to improve.

Where did you grow up?
Port Macquarie NSW.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'The way we communicate with others & with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.'

Liam Stacey

Used Car Sales manager - Southport

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
3 years. Trainee, Used Vehicle Sales Consultant and now Nissan Sales Manager at Robina and now Used Car Sales Manager at Southport.

Liam commenced as a Sales Trainee at the Robina dealership on the 20th May 2013 and later promoted to Sales Manager in April 2015. Liam has left the Team at Robina to take up the Used Car Sales Manager’s position from Chris Moffitt at the Southport Dealership.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Movie World - Character and Fight performer.

What do you love most about your job?
Being challenged every day and helping people find new vehicles.

Where did you grow up?
Gold Coast.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
If it is to be it's up to me / Do the hard things first.