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.
Visit: 138 Totara St, Mt Maunganui
With 2 million kilometres and more than a few kegs under his belt, Gary is the perfect man to help you get the right truck for your needs.
Starting out in the mid-eighties as an owner driver delivering Keg Beer for Lion Breweries, over the next 20 years Gary put in more than 2million kilometres driving everything from concrete to curtainsiders, local to Linehaul.
Gary has been selling trucks for the pass 12yrs & returns to CAL>Isuzu with a wealth of experience that makes him the perfect partner to work with you to put together the best spec, including overseeing the design and build, for your business. As Gary says “My objective is to deliver to you a truck that I am personally proud of”
Gary lives in Cambridge where you will find him working on his large section, when he’s not fishing or at “the best kept secret in New Zealand” – The Walton Golf Club.
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.
John started in sales in 1972 after spending time at a technical college doing various engineering papers towards becoming a corporate member of The Institute of Road Transport Engineers in London and still maintains that membership.
John has marketed three truck brands Leyland and Mack for ten years each and the rest of his career has been with Isuzu. John enjoys getting the specifications right and making sure the owner has a great economical run and ends up with a great trade in price.
In his spare time you can find him at a football match as past Chairman of Auckland Football or the occasional Waiheke Island vineyard