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!

Paul Forman

GENERAL SALES MANAGER – FERRY RD

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

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
Over 30 years I have had many positions with von Bibra - Mechanic, Reconditioning Manager, Salesperson, General Manager, New car Manager, Sales Manager and General Sales Manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
I have not worked for anyone else.

Where did you grow up?
Ulverstone Tasmania

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
'Ability- is what you are capable of.
Motivation – gets you doing it.
Attitude – determines how well you do it.
Habit – will keep you doing it.'

Chris Rockell

Nissan Sales Manager

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

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.

Nathan Cunningham

Robina Nissan Sales Manager

How many years’ experience in the Auto Industry?
2 years in the auto industry

How many years have you worked for von Bibra & what position/s have you held?
2 years total. Started as a Mitsubishi & Subaru trainee salesperson, spent majority of my time as a used car salesperson, Relief sales manager and now Nissan sales manager.

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
This is my first full time employment, spent all my time before this representing the state and country in baseball.

What do you love most about your job?
I love being able to speak to new people everyday and find out about there stories also seeing the joy of customers picking up there new car.

Where did you grow up?
Sawtell, New South Wales

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
"In baseball and in business, there are three types of people. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happened!"