Nissan Vehicles are located at these von Bibra Locations

von Bibra Southport Auto Village von Bibra Robina Auto Village

Our 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”.

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!

Joel Wright

GENERAL SALES MANAGER - SOUTHPORT

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
18 years, Have worked as a Sales Consultant & Sales Manager for a variety of manufacturers. In 2012 moved into the General Sales Manager at Helensvale and now the General Sales at Southport along side Max Johnson.

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.

Where did you grow up?
Locally at Burleigh Heads.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Perfection is the total sum of a lot of small things done very well.

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"

Chris Rockell

NISSAN SALES MANAGER - Southport

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
I have had no experience in the auto industry at all before coming here just love helping and meeting new people.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
I have been with the company 2 years this November

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked for von Bibra Honda, being the number 1 salesperson for over a year hitting 20+ sales every month.

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

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, then 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

CALEM BICKERDIKE

NISSAN SERVICE MANAGER - ROBINA

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?
5 years technician, workshop controller, assistant service manager

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Owner, Family Mechanical Business

What do you love most about your job?
Every day is different, Facing new challenges, Meeting new people

Where did you grow up?
Ireland

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
Treat each customer as a family member, who deserves nothing but the best service.

JAY MANLEY

NISSAN SALES MANAGER

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
I have been heavily involved with cars and motorsport for around 10 years.

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Over two years, I started as a used car sales trainee, Relief Sales Manager and now Nissan Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I worked around Australia working at various mines doing safety installations.

What do you love most about your job?
There’s always a challenge and no two days are the same.

Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised on the Gold Coast

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
You gotta jump in to swim.