Managing Director • Based in Hamilton
Ashok and brother Raman were the founders and cornerstone of CAL>ISUZU from its first days of the early 1980’s. Since Raman’s untimely passing in 1997, Ashok has been the sole owner and Managing Director of the growing trucking giant. Ashok lives and breathes trucks and more importantly ISUZU trucks and he has gone out of his way to build a massively experienced and loyal team that has been with him for over 25 years of extraordinary success. Outside of the CAL gates you will find Ashok relaxing and enjoying time with his wife on their beautiful Waikato lifestyle block.
Group Aftersales Manager
Gary joined the CAL Team as Group Aftersales Manager in January 2020, having worked worked extensively in the transport industry for over 27 years and being involved with the Isuzu truck product technically for over 18 years. In his early days, Gary qualified as a heavy Earthmoving Technician and then pursued truck/trailer maintenance building a vast knowledge of makes and models, component overhauls, electrical, hydraulics, engineering and toolmaking.
Other roles Gary has undertaken prior to joining the CAL>Isuzu team have included Service Manager, Maintenance Manager and Fleet Technical Manager. During Gary’s many years in the industry he has embarked on a journey of self-development in terms of technical skills, leadership skills and lean thinking. His vast knowledge and experience in the industry accompanied with his passion for growing people and supporting businesses to achieve success has meant that he has always been someone customers, employees and colleagues could always rely on to get things done.
Outside of CAL Isuzu , Gary enjoys V8 muscle cars, boating, fishing, cycling, camping, traveling and home improvements, and of course family.
Dealer Principal • Based in Tauranga
Steve Hoyne has been Dealer Principal for CAL>Tauranga since 2017. Steve has a long history in truck servicing and sales, which began with a five-year petrol apprenticeship. He then moved over to diesel and worked in an Isuzu truck workshop before leaving to manage a car workshop. He returned to the trucking industry as a contract mechanic for the local Isuzu dealer and then took on the role of foreman and various positions. Hoyne joined CAL>Isuzu in 2008, his experience and knowledge have meant Steve has continued to be a very crucial and relied upon member of the team.
Branch Manager Wiri, Auckland
Rob Woods is originally from Zambia and moved to NZ in 2017 with his wife and his child. Before advancing his career in the automotive industry Rob started on the tools and worked his way up to commercial and logistics management with the leading brands in South-Africa. Rob joined CAL Isuzu in 2019 when CAL took over NZ Trucks as Branch Manager. Rob brings a wealth of automotive mechanical noes, trucking knowledge and passion for all things trucks. If you don’t find Rob at work you’ll see him outdoors enjoying his adventure motorbike and fishing with his family.