Meet The Team

Joel Wright

General Manager – Ashmore

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
25 years in total & first 12 month in service & parts at Tweed Holden.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
120 years, I have worked as a Sales Consultant & Sales Manager for a variety of manufacturers across 3 locations, Beginning in Tweed then at Ashmore. In 2012 moved into the General Sales Managers role at Helensvale in total for 8 years and returned back to Ashmore as General Sales manager in 2020. After serving under Max Johnson as his “Apprentice” I have now taken on the role as General Manager effective July 2022.

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. Great family business which intern was taken over by another successful business in the name of the von Bibra family.

Where did you grow up?
Locally at Burleigh Heads & born in Southport, so in someway I have always lived & worked in the same area, I’m sure that makes me a true local.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Perfection is the total sum of a lot of small things done very well. Which ties in very well with what my grandfather said to me when I was 8yrs old on the back of his tractor mowing over 15 acres of land. “In life bite off more than you can chew, then chew like hell”.

 

Chris Rockell

General Sales Manager – Ashmore

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
I have had 6 years this November in the industry and all my time with von Bibra.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I have been with the company 6 years in November, I started my career in Ashmore Honda after progressing to the Nissan Sales manager for 4 ½ years. Now into General Sales Manager as of 1st July 2022

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked for von Bibra Honda Ashmore, being the number 1 salesperson for over a year hitting 20+ sales every month. Then into the Nissan Managers chair consistently being number 1 in the region for 3 years running.

What do you love most about your job?
I love that I can provide my family a better opportunity in life and bright future with my hard work, love helping my team/ friends achieve an amazing result so they can achieve their dreams!!

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Cornwall, UK

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Best quote would have to be from my grandad, to achieve anything in life Chris he said remember the 6 P’s prior preparation prevents, piss, poor, performance. The quality of the question will provide you the quality of the answer.

 

Jazz Wallace

Chery Sales Manager – Ashmore

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?
I have worked at von Bibra for 5 years, started as a Nissan Sales Consultant, then moved in Relief Manager across the Ashmore dealership then into my current position as Chery Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Glyn Hopkin Romford NISSAN – Sales Consultant

What do you love most about your job?
It’s a dynamic industry, you aren’t just stuck behind a desk! I get to move around, meet people and have a great time doing it.

Where did you grow up?
Romford, Essex, United Kingdom

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
“There is no substitute for hard work” by Thomas Edison

 

Drew Conway

Service Manager – Ashmore

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 with von Bibra, firstly as the Helensvale Service Manager transferred to Ferry Rd in the Service Manager Now Southport Honda and loving every minute.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked with Zupps as a Technician & service Advisors & with AHG as Fixed operations manager

What do you love most about your job?
The people! Working together improving daily and having fun while doing it.

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”