Visit: 37 Southend Ave, Whangarei
Shane is based in Whangarei, covering CAL>Isuzu truck sales from Puhoi to Cape Reinga and providing customers with fast, local and professional response times. Shane is a very loyal, local product of Northland. He was born in Te Kopuru, and raised and educated in Dargaville before relocating to live and work in Whangarei. Having travelled the Northland area extensively through both previous and current sales roles, as well as high-level Northland rugby commitments, this has enabled Shane to gain a great understanding of the geographical area and people, forming excellent relationships within both the rural and commercial communities.
Shane has three decades of heavy transport experience with excellent national contacts, great knowledge of products, suppliers, regulations and rules and understands how important the heavy transport industry is in keeping the nation moving.
In his spare time, and weather permitting, Shane can be found with his partner out in his boat exploring the Northland coast.
Visit: 8 Edsel Way, Manukau City
With a background in automotive mechanics, Peter moved into truck parts mid-2000 and ended up spending over 7 years at TDM. From TDM, Peter moved into Parts departments at Universal Diesel, Vernon & Vazey and Truck Stops and TCL in mid-2011.
When CAL>ISUZU took over TCL, Peter moved into Truck Sales as he terms it – joining the “Gentlemen’s Club”.
When the sun goes down, you will likely find Peter enjoying a meal, a beer and a bit of a banter with family and friends or fellow members of the GM Car club.
Graham is based in Auckland, covering CAL>Isuzu truck sales in South Auckland providing customers with fast, local and professional response times. He was born in South Africa, educated in Whangarei before relocating to live and work in Auckland. Having started at CAL as a parts consultant back in 2012, Graham has worked his way through various roles in the company to his current role as the Retail Sales Manager. Grahams trucking career has been with Cal Isuzu, his passion for trucks stems from growing up in the trucking industry, this allows him to get the specifications right and making sure every Isuzu owner has a great experience with their new vehicle. In his spare time you can find him working on his BMW, attending caffeine and gasoline once a month at Hampton downs or spending quality time with his partner and two lovely British bulldogs Phoebe and Izzy.
Visit: 138 Totara Street, Mt Maunganui
When I left school I started working for Bridgestone Commercial in Mt Maunganui as a fleet serviceman doing a range of tyres from truck to earthmover. I worked my way up to be manager of my own Bridgestone store. From there I went on to truck sales.
Before starting with Cal Isuzu I spent some time in Vietnam teaching English and traveling. I will be working with my customers to find the best model truck for the job they are doing – and making sure their build process is stress-free and runs smoothly.
Also, I have a lot to offer Cal Isuzu with my connections in the transport sector over the years. Outside of work I have always played rugby through all the ages groups, I enjoy golf and a cold beer on Sundays.
Visit: 1215 Te Rapa Rd, Hamilton
Pat Coleman has been in the transport industry since the day he left school. He started off as fleet serviceman at Vulcan tyres and then went into partnership forming a very successful new tyre shop called Speedy Lube and Tyre. As the desire to change occupation grew, he sold the tyre shop and bought a small truck sales firm called United Truck. After five years the decision was made to sell to Ashok at Commercial Autos Ltd, where a very good friendship began. A keen sportsman who enjoys rugby and diving especially, he has been selling trucks for more than twenty years and says the highlight is meeting with customers and making lifelong friendships.
Visit: 8 Edsel Way, Manukau City
I have diesel in my blood.
Since he left school, Richard has worked in trucking. From parts, to driving and everything in between – “it was the family business”, and as he says “ it’s all I’ve ever done because I love it”.
“The trucking game teaches you the importance of teamwork, hard work and above all – loyalty”. These are themes that run through Richard’s life and career, from his family life with his wife, three children and 2 Grandchildren, to his other great love – Rugby League in general, and the mighty Papakura Sea Eagles in particular.
As well as being a loyal fan of the Warriors since 1995 (he’s even been to both their grand finals), the Papakura Sea Eagles have been part of Richard’s life – from playing in the Juniors all the way through to the Seniors, followed by 3 years coaching.
These days, when not working or spending time with the growing family, Richard is involved with Counties Touch, where he has been involved with coaching and managing at junior and senior levels for the last 7 years.
“What I bring to CAL is a positive attitude and many years’ experience, plus I believe I’m a good team player”. We know he is.