I started in the automotive parts in NZ in 1984, spending the first few years working for ford dealers in a learning role, before heading to city ford in Melbourne in 1987. There I worked as a parts rep which then progressed into branch parts manager for one of the satellite branches until I returned to NZ in 1990.
Whilst in NZ I worked as a parts rep for Holden/ Isuzu / Nissan/Honda dealers in north island before leaving the industry and becoming a dairy farmer for 8 years. I left the dairy industry and became NZ manager for Tasman chemicals specialising in laundry automation, industrial cleaning solutions, specialising in installation and programing of chemical dispensing systems. After some time I returned to Australia in 2005 and worked for Wurth as sales representative before starting with jas Oceania for 8 years as a sales representative for auto electrical parts in Brisbane. I then moved to cairns as sales rep and finally as northern territory branch manager for 3 of those years.
After some time I returned to Brisbane in early 2014 as a rep then progressed to branch manager for PJL diesel electric in Brisbane till they were brought out by a larger organisation and the branches closed.
I am now Parts Manager of Black Truck Sales Roma since February 2015.