Northland & Rodney
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.
Central Auckland & East Auckland
Growing up in a family that is into heavy machinery, Graham was inspired to pursue a career in the trucking industry. Graham started his career with CAL Isuzu 2012 as a Storeperson, progressing to the role of Parts Consultant. Graham’s wealth of knowledge with Isuzu and other trucking parts landed him a role as a Sales Consultant in our Auckland team. Graham is willing and able to offer you advice on the right truck for your industry.
Away from work he lives an active lifestyle, you will find Graham pursuing his passion for motocross and mountain biking.
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.
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.
Group Sales Manager (Used Trucks) • Waikato
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.
With more than 37 years in the automotive industry, Ian has the experience to be able to put himself in your shoes (or cab). Starting at 17, Ian began as a driver’s assistant and as soon as he was old enough to get his heavy traffic license, he spent the following 10 years driving, and then a further 14 years as an owner-driver for a large freight company.
After 24 years on the road he began using that experience to sell trucks, and after 13 years working for a major Japanese brand, in his own words – “I have moved to NZ’s number one selling brand to open the next chapter in my career”.
Married with two daughters, Ian is a keen fisherman, a sometime golfer who enjoys rugby and watching any sport with a V8 involved – whether on land or water.
Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty
It is fair to say Graham got his career off to a high impact start as the Technical Rep for DuPont Explosives managing the South Island. From there he has enjoyed time at Firth industries, BP Oil and Caltex before spending 9 years selling large-scale Quarry Machinery and Moxy Dump trucks.
Graham has brought to CAL ISUZU a fantastic range of long-term contracts in the transport, quarrying and construction industries and he is well known and liked for bringing a perfect mix of the professional and the social to all his customer interactions.
Bay of Plenty
Having driven trucks from the day he left school it’s safe to say that heavy transport is in Mitch’s blood.
Previously being employed by both Fonterra and McFall Fuels, Mitch has worked as a driver and a supervisor, over the years trucking has become a passion for him.
Mitch is as keen on motorsport as he is on trucks and when he’s not at work, can be found competing in rallies at a competitive level