Meet the Team

von Bibra Holden Robina

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!"

JAY SUBAN

SERVICE MANAGER HOLDEN - 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?
12 years, technician/workshop controller, Assistant Service Manager and now Holden, Honda & Kia Service Manage

Who did you previously work for and what was your role there?
Holden dealership in Melbourne where I did my apprenticeship there moved to Gold Coast.

What do you love most about your job?
Every day is different.

Where did you grow up?
Melbourne.

Favourite quote or best piece of advice given to you?
TLC ‘Think Like A Customer’

von Bibra Holden Southport

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”.

Reece Murphy

SERVICE MANAGER HOLDEN - 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