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A sample of featured staff profiles including recent career highlights and achievements.

Featured Staff Profiles – Adrian Brien Automotive, Adelaide, South Australia

1305 South Road (Corner 1 Ayliffes Road) St Marys SA 5042, Phone: (08) 8374 5444, Web: www.adrianbrien.com.au

TweetCongratulations To Hamid Maponda Our Employee Of The Month For May 2017 Featured Staff Profile This month our featured staff member is Hamid Maponda who was recently awarded the employee of the month for May 2017 within the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Hamid is one of our Car Cleaning Specialists responsible for ensuring that our Service Customer Vehicles … Continue reading Congratulations To Hamid Maponda Our Employee Of The Month For May 2017

Congratulations To Hamid Maponda Our Employee Of The Month For May 2017

Featured Staff Profile

This month our featured staff member is Hamid Maponda who was recently awarded the employee of the month for May 2017 within the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Hamid is one of our Car Cleaning Specialists responsible for ensuring that our Service Customer Vehicles are given a proper clean – inside and out. In his spare time he enjoys playing social soccer. You can learn more about Hamid below…

Photo: Hamid Maponda (right) with one of our General Managers – Joel Sutton (left).
Photo: Hamid Maponda (right) with one of our General Managers – Joel Sutton (left).

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: My wife is a customer of the Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department so I took the opportunity to submit my application and luckily I was accepted.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: The staff are very supportive, there is a great sense of teamwork and I receive lots of guidance when required.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: It’s a great place to work and everyone is very friendly so don’t be afraid to give it a shot. You have to also be willing to work hard because it can get very busy.

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I am a Car Cleaning Specialist so it’s my responsibility to make sure that each Service Customer’s Vehicle is properly cleaned – inside and out. Get your car serviced with us and I’ll make sure that it is nice and clean when you pick it up!

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I support a number of different charities that help sick people in hospital and kids that can’t afford to pay for their school tuition fees.

Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
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Posted: May 29, 2017, 5:34 am
TweetCongratulations To Michael McGreehan Our Employee Of The Month For April 2017 Featured Staff Profile This month our featured staff member is Michael McGreehan who was recently awarded the employee of the month for April 2017 within the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Michael is a Store Person responsible for what happens within our Parts Warehouse, he also … Continue reading Congratulations To Michael McGreehan Our Employee Of The Month For April 2017

Congratulations To Michael McGreehan Our Employee Of The Month For April 2017

Featured Staff Profile

This month our featured staff member is Michael McGreehan who was recently awarded the employee of the month for April 2017 within the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Michael is a Store Person responsible for what happens within our Parts Warehouse, he also enjoys playing basketball and at one point was part of a professional league. You can learn more about Michael below…

Photo: Michael McGreehan (right) with one of our General Managers - Joel Sutton (left).
Photo: Michael McGreehan (right) with one of our General Managers – Joel Sutton (left).

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: In the past I have worked as a Sign Writer, Courier Driver and Pluming Supplier. I learnt about an opportunity with Adrian Brien Automotive through some friends and so decided to apply.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: I like the people here, especially the co-workers.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: Make sure that you have a good work ethic and always put in 100%. That’s the best way to get where you want to get and achieve what you want to achieve.

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I was a Stock Control Assistant for three years but now work as a Store Person for the Parts Warehouse. I receive and invoice goods, am responsible for general upkeep and I pack orders. Contact us for all of your Spare Parts needs, we are an authorised provider of parts for Ford, Hyundai, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Abarth, Kia and Subaru.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I like to support organisations that help people with Angel Man Syndrome.

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Posted: May 8, 2017, 6:23 am
TweetCongratulations Louise Flett And Steve Clelland Our Employees Of The Month For March 2017 Featured Staff Profiles Congratulations Louise Flett and Steve Clelland our employees of the month for March 2017. Both Louise and Steve are Warranty Administrators at Adrian Brien Automotive. Louise was a motorcycle stunt rider (2000-2003), is a qualified beautician and nail technician … Continue reading Congratulations Louise Flett And Steve Clelland Our Employees Of The Month For March 2017

Congratulations Louise Flett And Steve Clelland Our Employees Of The Month For March 2017

Featured Staff Profiles

Congratulations Louise Flett and Steve Clelland our employees of the month for March 2017. Both Louise and Steve are Warranty Administrators at Adrian Brien Automotive. Louise was a motorcycle stunt rider (2000-2003), is a qualified beautician and nail technician and likes to make wedding cakes. Steve likes to spend his spare time with his family including his two teenage boys. You can learn more about Louse and Steve below…

Pictured from Left to Right: Joel Sutton (General Manager); Louise Flett (Warranty Administrator); and Steve Clelland (Warranty Administrator).
Pictured from Left to Right: Joel Sutton (General Manager); Louise Flett (Warranty Administrator); and Steve Clelland (Warranty Administrator).

Louise Flett

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I started working with motorbikes when I was 19 years old because I really liked motorbikes. I had a job selling accessories and then one day I saw an advert for a receptionist working at a car dealership so I applied. I was the receptionist there but also acting as a service advisor. After that I spent some time as a sub-contractor for Hyundai and then was offered a job here at Adrian Brien Automotive so I accepted.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: I like the team, the facilities and being able to contribute to the bottom line.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: Have a detailed resume, be willing to take on any job and educate yourself on the brand.

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I’m a Warranty Administrator for Hyundai and Kia so I assess warranty issues and process claims with the manufacturer. Hyundai and Kia both have great warranty programs so if you’re looking for a new car be sure to check out what they have to offer.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I support the Teddy Love Club (pregnancy and infant loss).

Steve Clelland

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I did a Motor Maintenance Course when I was in high school so I have always been involved in the automotive industry.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: I like the people and the location, is very convenient for me because I live nearby.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: I would say just do your work, turn up on time and enjoy yourself.

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I’m a Warranty Administrator so I process warranty claims and prior approvals. Jeep has just launched a new five year warranty for their vehicles which is very exciting.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I support the Guide Dogs.

Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
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Posted: April 10, 2017, 2:50 am
TweetCongratulations To Dylan Isgar Our Employee Of The Month For February 2017 Featured Staff Profiles This month our featured staff member is Dylan Isgar who was recently awarded the employee of the month for February 2017 within the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Dylan is currently a second year apprentice who in his spare time likes cars and … Continue reading Congratulations To Dylan Isgar Our Employee Of The Month For February 2017

Congratulations To Dylan Isgar Our Employee Of The Month For February 2017

Featured Staff Profiles

This month our featured staff member is Dylan Isgar who was recently awarded the employee of the month for February 2017 within the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Dylan is currently a second year apprentice who in his spare time likes cars and football. You can learn more about Dylan below…

Photo: Dylan Isgar with one of our General Managers, Joel Sutton.
Photo: Dylan Isgar with one of our General Managers, Joel Sutton.

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I’ve had a passion for cars since childhood so decided to do some study via the Motor Trade Association who then got me in touch with Adrian Brien Automotive who became my host employer.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: Everyone helps each other, it’s always busy and we’ve always got something to do.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: Have a good attitude, don’t come into work looking scrappy, be well presented and be confident.

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I’m currently a second year apprentice so I’m responsible for servicing vehicles as well as cleaning them, opening the workshop and turning on the computers each day. We service a wide range of makes and models so give our Service Department a call on (08) 8374 5444 and we’ll look after you!

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I support the Royal Flying Doctors Association.

Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
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Posted: March 21, 2017, 4:33 am
TweetCongratulations To Adam Briggs Our Employee Of The Month For January 2017 Featured Staff Profiles Congratulations to Adam Briggs from our Pre-Delivery Centre who was awarded the employee of the month for January 2017. The Pre-Delivery Centre ensures that our vehicles are delivered to our customers on time and to a high standard of excellence. … Continue reading Congratulations To Adam Briggs Our Employee Of The Month For January 2017

Adam Briggs our employee of the month with our two General Managers - Joel Sutton (left) and Matthew Simmons (right).
Adam Briggs our employee of the month for January 2017 with our two General Managers – Joel Sutton (left) and Matthew Simmons (right).

Congratulations To Adam Briggs Our Employee Of The Month For January 2017

Featured Staff Profiles

Congratulations to Adam Briggs from our Pre-Delivery Centre who was awarded the employee of the month for January 2017.

The Pre-Delivery Centre ensures that our vehicles are delivered to our customers on time and to a high standard of excellence.

In 2017 Adam will take on more senior roles in workshop coordination and become an even more integral part of the Pre-Delivery team at our Ferry Avenue, Melrose Park location.

Adam is also another technician at Adrian Brien Automotive who recently achieved ‘Master technician’ status and most certainly has plenty of expertise to share with his colleagues in our business.

Well done Adam!

You can learn more about Adam here… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/988/speedway-speedway-speedway/

Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
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Posted: February 7, 2017, 12:32 am
TweetIt’s More Than Just A Sales Job Featured Staff Profiles This month our featured staff member is Gordon Meek who was recently awarded the 2016 Employee Of The Year for the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Gordon is the current President of the Fiat Lancia Car Club Of South Australia and a committee member of the … Continue reading It’s More Than Just A Sales Job

It’s More Than Just A Sales Job

Featured Staff Profiles

This month our featured staff member is Gordon Meek who was recently awarded the 2016 Employee Of The Year for the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Gordon is the current President of the Fiat Lancia Car Club Of South Australia and a committee member of the Annual Auto Italia Adelaide Car Show which has so far raised more than $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can learn more about Gordon below…

Gordon Meek driving an Abarth 124 Spider.
Gordon Meek driving an Abarth 124 Spider.

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I have loved cars my whole life and didn’t want to work in car sales at first because I thought that it would spoil my passion for cars. I particularly love the Fiat and Alfa Romeo brands but that all changed about six years ago when I decided to follow my heart and start working in car sales.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: It’s a very supportive company and it feels like a very warm and supportive place. They look after the staff and the customers. There is a lot of care and passion for the customers and for the cars.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: It helps if you love cars. It’s more than just a sales job. You can go a long way if you have a passion for cars and for people (ensuring that you always provide excellent customer service).

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I’m the resident Fiat and Abarth specialist. The Abarth 124 Spider has really rejuvenated the Abarth range and brought interest also to the Abarth 595 range of vehicles. And we have some amazing new offers for the Fiat 500X, sales have been great, we’ve just had our best month ever in Australia and that trend is looking to continue with discounts of up to $6,000 on offer.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I’m currently the President of the Fiat Lancia Car Club of South Australia (this is my second year as President). I’m also a member of the Alfa Romeo Owners Club Of South Australia, the Scuderia Car Club and a committee member of the Annual Auto Italia Adelaide Car Show which has so far raised more than $8,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Adrian Brien Jeep Chrysler Dodge Fiat Abarth
Adrian Brien Jeep Chrysler Dodge Fiat Abarth
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Posted: January 9, 2017, 4:31 am
TweetMark Lenthall Celebrates 10 Years Of Service And Our Joint Employees Of The Month For November 2016 – Sherisa & Belinda Staff Profiles This month we congratulate Mark Lenthall on 10 years of service with the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Mark is a gamer who loves cars and technology. And we congratulate Belinda Shepherdson and … Continue reading Mark Lenthall Celebrates 10 Years Of Service And Our Joint Employees Of The Month For November 2016 – Sherisa & Belinda

Mark Lenthall Celebrates 10 Years Of Service And Our Joint Employees Of The Month For November 2016 – Sherisa & Belinda

Staff Profiles

This month we congratulate Mark Lenthall on 10 years of service with the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Mark is a gamer who loves cars and technology.

And we congratulate Belinda Shepherdson and Sherisa Bieg – our joint employees of the month for November 2016. Sherisa owns a Horse Thoroughbred business with her husband Chris called Chris Bieg Racing Pty Ltd and together they attend many Race Days, recently winning the Murray Bridge Cup two years in a row (2014 and 2015). Together they also have two kids so most of Sherisa’s spare time is spent looking after the children and training their horses.

You can learn more about Belinda here… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/3274/fun-people-friendly-and-flexible/.

And you can learn more about Mark and Sherisa below.

From Left To Right: Belinda Shepherdson; Joel Sutton; Matthew Simmons; Sherisa Bieg; and Mark Lenthall.
From Left To Right: Belinda Shepherdson; Joel Sutton; Matthew Simmons; Sherisa Bieg; and Mark Lenthall.

Mark Lenthall

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I started working at Adtrans Kia (now Adrian Brien Kia) cleaning cars in 2006.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: The people are great, easy to get along with and good to work with.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: Just go for it, we’re always looking for good people.

Q: What is your primary role?

A: At the moment I’m a Car Detailer and my main focus is on cleaning New Cars.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I like to support organisations that help with Muscular Dystrophy.

Sherisa Bieg

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I started working in Admin at Adtrans Kia (now Adrian Brien Kia) back in 2006. I was there for a few years and then took some time off in 2009 because of my first child. I then re-joined Adrian Brien Automotive back in 2011.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: The people are great to work with. There is also a lot of variety in my job role and new challenges which keeps it interesting.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: Give it a go, if you are looking for a long term career opportunity this is a great place to get started.

Q: What is your primary role?

A: I started out working in Admin but recently completed a Diploma in Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Business Management (both in 2015) so have been involved in more Management related duties such as getting involved in Work Health Safety as well as other Human Resources related roles and working with Jenny Seal who has been a great mentor. I also work closely with Matthew Simmons and Joel Sutton our General Managers to assist them with anything that they might need.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I like to support the Adtrans Charity Golf Day.

Adtrans Charity Golf Day Logo
Adtrans Charity Golf Day Logo
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Posted: December 12, 2016, 4:18 am
TweetCongratulations Jason Sun And Rob Pryde – Employees Of The Month For September And October 2016 Featured Staff Profiles This month we congratulate Jason Sun and Rob Pryde our employees of the month for September and October 2016. Jason Sun was our employee of the month for September 2016. Jason is an Assistant Accountant having earned his … Continue reading Congratulations Jason Sun And Rob Pryde – Employees Of The Month For September And October 2016

Congratulations Jason Sun And Rob Pryde – Employees Of The Month For September And October 2016

Featured Staff Profiles

This month we congratulate Jason Sun and Rob Pryde our employees of the month for September and October 2016.

Jason Sun was our employee of the month for September 2016. Jason is an Assistant Accountant having earned his Masters of Accounting and Finance from the University of Adelaide in 2010. In 2015 he achieved a Hyundai Accountant Award as well as a Chartered Accountant Merits Award. In his spare time he enjoys playing table tennis, swimming and basketball. You can learn more about Jason below.

Rob Pryde was our employee of the month for October 2016 and you can learn about him through the various articles that we have written about him in the past:

Left: Jason Sun with our General Manager, Matthew Simmons. Centre: Rob Pryde with our General Manager, Matthew Simmons.
Left: Jason Sun with our General Manager, Matthew Simmons. Centre: Rob Pryde with our General Manager, Matthew Simmons.

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I completed a Masters of Accounting and Finance from the University of Adelaide in 2010. After that I did some tutoring before I started working here at Adrian Brien Automotive.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: It’s a very friendly working environment, the people are nice and everyone has a very positive attitude. Everyone is always trying to add value to the business so it’s a great team environment.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: Get some qualifications in your chosen field. Network and get to know more people. Get more experience and develop your skills.

Q: What is your primary role and can you provide us with some examples of what you do?

A: I’m an Assistant Accountant. I report to our Financial Controller, assist with preparing management reports and monthly reconciliations.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I like to support charities that work towards curing Cancer.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn
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Posted: October 31, 2016, 12:08 am
TweetCongratulations Mark Whittington Employee Of The Month And Daniel Weber Celebrating 10 Years Of Service Featured Staff Profile This month we congratulate Mark Whittington our employee of the month for August 2016. Mark is currently Service Manager for Adrian Brien Automotive based in St Marys. And we celebrate Daniel Weber’s 10 years of service with … Continue reading Congratulations Mark Whittington Employee Of The Month And Daniel Weber Celebrating 10 Years Of Service

Mark And Daniel
Left: Mark Whittington accepting his employee of the month award from Joel Sutton our General Manager. Centre: Daniel Weber accepting his 10 years of service clock from Mark and Joel.

Congratulations Mark Whittington Employee Of The Month And Daniel Weber Celebrating 10 Years Of Service

Featured Staff Profile

This month we congratulate Mark Whittington our employee of the month for August 2016. Mark is currently Service Manager for Adrian Brien Automotive based in St Marys.

And we celebrate Daniel Weber’s 10 years of service with the Adrian Brien Automotive Group. Daniel first started working for us in Auto Sales back in 2006 and is now the Assistant Service Manager. In his spare time he follows motor sport and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. They often go camping and fishing together as a family. You can learn more about Daniel below…

Q: How did you get started in the automotive business?

A: I originally started in Auto Sales back in 2006. Then I was offered a chance to change directions and take up a position within the service department. That was in 2007 and I’ve been here ever since.

Q: What do you like about working for Adrian Brien Automotive?

A: I like the variation in vehicles that we see in the service department. Since we are a multi-franchised car dealership we have to keep up with all of the changes that occur with each brand. I also like the people here, the work colleagues, it’s a great team environment.

Q: Do you have any tips for someone who may be interested in getting into the business?

A: You have to work hard for everything. Be patient with people. You have to combine sales skills along with a high level of customer service.

Q: What is your primary role and is there anything you are promoting?

A: I am currently the Assistant Service Manager which involves serving customers as a Service Advisor as well as overseeing the other Service Advisors. Now is a great time to get your air-conditioning – heating and cooling system checked, it’s a service that we currently offer for $99.

Q: Is there a charity or community group that you currently support?

A: I like to support Can:Do 4 Kids.

Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department
Adrian Brien Automotive Service Department

 

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Posted: September 8, 2016, 2:16 am
TweetCongratulations Martin Kernick Our Employee Of The Month For July 2016 Featured Staff Profile We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Martin Kernick, our employee of the month for July 2016. Martin has been working in the automotive industry for more than 30 years now. He is currently a Service Advisor for the Adrian … Continue reading Congratulations Martin Kernick Our Employee Of The Month For July 2016

Employee Of The Month July 2016 Martin Kernick
Employee Of The Month July 2016 Martin Kernick. Pictured here from left to right: Mark Whittington (Service Manager); Joel Sutton (General Manager); Martin Kernick (Service Advisor); and Matthew Simmons (General Manager).

Congratulations Martin Kernick Our Employee Of The Month For July 2016

Featured Staff Profile

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Martin Kernick, our employee of the month for July 2016. Martin has been working in the automotive industry for more than 30 years now. He is currently a Service Advisor for the Adrian Brien Automotive – St Marys Service Centre. In his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and spending quality time with his wife and two daughters. You can learn more about Martin by clicking here… http://adrianbriencars.com.au/blog/3997/keep-calm-and-listen/

Adrian Brien Automotive Service
Adrian Brien Automotive Service
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Posted: August 11, 2016, 5:23 am



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