Meet The Team

 

 

Tony Smith

 

Tony Smith

Founder & Managing Director

Tony, together with wife Adrienne, started Midcoast Trucks in 1991.  His trade as a Diesel Mechanic and his experience managing a large Sydney dealership by age 19 gave him the grounding  to build Midcoast Trucks into what it is today.  His knowledge of the truck industry is extensive and he is respected for his integrity and straight up approach. He is the most knowledgeable truck valuer in Australia.

Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith

Director, Continuous Improvement, Culture & Strategy

Adrienne is a critical and innovative thinker with strong business and financial acumen.  She has an overwhelming desire for continuous improvement.  Adrienne leads our LEAN processes especially in our workshop environments.  She has extensive HR management, DISC profiling, coaching and mentoring experience and specialises in projects and business development.

 

 

 

Steven Vorgias

Executive General Manager

Steven Vorgias has joined Midcoast Trucks as our new Executive General Manager. Steven’s career started as an apprentice mechanic in Townsville, moving on to the Australian Air Force as an Aerospace Engineer and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Steven’s career includes experience in the Automotive, Trucking, Heavy Equipment, Mining, Forestry, Material Handling, Finance and Insurance sectors. Steven’s passion and focus is building highly effective teams in the workplace. 

Terry Smith

 Terry Smith

 Sales Manager

Terry joined MCT in 1993. As Sales Manager of both New Isuzu and Used vehicles, his trade experience in Bodymaking and as a draftsman enables vehicle customisation to the customer’s requirements.  He has won several Isuzu awards including No 1 National Sales Manager of the Year and is an all round truck solutions provider.

Terry can be contacted on 0419 782888
Luke Smith

 

Adam Bird

 Sales

Adam has 20 years of experience as a Plant Mechanic and Crane/transport operator in Sydney. His unique experience as a former business owner/operator coupled with his mechanical knowledge allows him to understand the requirements of our customers from their perspective.  Adam understands your trucking requirements.

Adam can be contacted on 0417 227975

 

 

Scott Hargans

Sales

Scott has more than 25 years experience in Trucks & Transport including 14 years experience in truck and trailer sales. Scott has a wealth of knowledge to share with you to assist with your truck & transport requirements.

For a friendly and helpful sales experience, call Scott today on 0498 128 883.

 

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

 Sales Support & Marketing

Part of Midcoast Trucks since 2001. Originally in our Sales Department, Ian has now moved into the role of Sales Support and Marketing.  He is responsible for updating and maintaining our multiple websites as well as providing valuable support for sales inquiries. Ian’s recall & knowledge on over 200 vehicles is second to none! 

 

 

Dean Telford

Stock Controller

Dean has over 30 years experience in the Transport Industry & logistics within the mining sector, obtaining duel trades in light and heavy vehicles progressing through to Workshop Management.  Dean has exceptional supervisory and organisation skills and as Stock Controller, plays an important part of the team to ensure the customer gets what he wants every time.  

 

Vanessa Hickey

 Human Resources Manager

With Midcoast Trucks since 1996.  Starting as receptionist, Vanessa worked in various positions throughout the years including payroll and accounts. She has extensive knowledge over many areas of the business and excels in HR.  A Certificate II in Accounting Procedures and a Diploma of Management supports her extremely varied role. Vanessa has won the Isuzu Customer Care Award on several occasions & prides herself on our leading superior customer service throughout MCT.

 

 

Sally Heather

 

Sally Heather

Marketing & Sales Support & Customer Care Agent

Sally joined Midcoast Trucks as our receptionist in 2009 and has now moved into Marketing and Sales Support & Customer Care providing invaluable support, knowledge & forward vision to our sales team, and support & assistance to our valued customers.  With over 15 years in Administration and marketing experience Sally is instrumental in driving our marketing campaigns and monitoring results. She has a Cert II, III and IV in Business Administration and also assists with reception.

 

 

 

 

Haley Perkins

 Accounting Manager

Haley is our Accounting Manager.  Her roles include payroll, assisting with HR, preparation of financial reports for the Directors and account reconciliations.  Over 9 years experience Haley has a Cert IV in Financial Services and a Cert III in Business Administration. Haley is also proving to be invaluable for Management Accounting.

 

 

Cortnie Hardy

Finance and Insurance Consultant

Cortnie joins our team as our Finance and Insurance Consultant with over 10 years experience in the Finance Industry working with Personal Banking, Small Business and Corporate Finance.  Cortnie is here to ensure all of your Financial and Insurance needs are met from the initial purchase and going forward. 

 

 

Claudia Cooper

Receptionist / Administration Assistant.

Claudia has completed a traineeship in Cert III Business Administration.  She completed her HSC in December 2014 and became a part of Midcoast Trucks. Claudia is part of our frontline reception team and provides valuable support to our sales team and other staff members. Claudia also has a Cert II in Business Administration. This young lady loves systems and procedures and has a big future at MCT.

 

 

Robert Keough

 

Robert Keough

Service Manager

Robert originally began in the position of Stock Coordinator in 2004.  He has now progressed to Service Manager.  Rob has over 26 years experience in the Motor Trade Industry and oversees our Bodyshop, Panel & Paint/Detailing Workshop & Port Macquarie Dealership.  His qualifications Trade Certificate – Motor Mechanics, VSCCS Certifiers Licence and Cert IV in Automotive Technology.  He is also an RTA inspection Station Examiner, and he has won the Isuzu Service Team Elite Award from 2008 – 2015.

 

 

Bryan Haygarth

Workshop Controller

Bryan has joined our Service Deaprtment as our Workshop Controller.  A qualified car, truck and plant mechanic, Bryan has over 19 years experience in the industry.  His qualifications include a Cert III in Light Vehicle Mechanics, Heavy Vehicle Road Transport and Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment. We welcome his experience and knowledge.

 

 

Technician Team - Macksville

Back row (L to R): Brett Jones, Andrew Keeys, Gerard Stuart, Aaron Buckman, Jay Duncan, Shaun Craddock, Robert Keough

Front row (L to R): Riley Pade, Jack Keough, Wade Haywood, Adrian Crumpton, Cameron Southan

 

Jacinta Williams

Service Advisor

Jacinta has many roles including receptionist, part sales, service bookings and administration assistant. Jacinta assists in the day to day running of the Workshop office as well as assisting customers with all enquiries. Jacinta has a Cert IV in Financial Services (Accounting) and is also well experienced in sourcing your spare parts. She is well known to our Port Macquarie customers and continues to provide first class service.

 

 

 

Kerrie Murphy

Service Advisor

Kerrie joined the Midcoast Trucks Team in 2016 and comes to us with over 25 years in customer service with a background in Telecommunications, Hospitality and Data Entry. No job is too big or too small and Kerrie is always willing to help our customers have a positive experience when dealing with our Fixed Operations Departments.

 

Lauren Smith

 

 

Lauren Smith

Admin Assistant

Lauren is Workshop Administration Assistant. A team member for many years. Lauren assists our clerical staff in day to day operations and handles projects for all workshop sites.

 

 

 

Brad Southan

Parts Manager

Brad joined Midcoast Trucks in 2011 as an Apprentice Mechanic and completed his Cert III in Automotive Mechanical Technology – Heavy Vehicle Road Transport.  He moved into Parts in early 2015 and is enthusiastic and committed to getting the best deal for the company and the customer.

Craig Mills

 

Ethan Smith

Parts Sales

Ethan is the youngest Smith to join the business.  Originally began as a school based apprentice and completed a Cert II In Engineering – Fabrication Trade in 2013.  He then moved into our Parts department as an Apprentice to complete his Certificate III in Automotive Sales- Spare Parts.  He brings innovative ideas to the Workshop and Parts team and has an ambitious attitude and works hard to get the best deal. He can source all your parts needs.

 

 

 

Luke Smith

Body Shop Manager

Luke joined the MCT team in March 2016 and is our Bodyshop Leading Hand. Luke has a Cert III in Vehicle Body Building and a Cert III in Boilermaking, with over 6 years experience bodies, heavy engineering and aluminium and stainless steel tig/mig welding. Luke is excited to be involved in our custom project work, and loves to think outside the box for solutions.

 

 

  Bodyshop Team

  Back Row (L to R):  Steve Ison, Mark Allen, Luke Smith, Glen Lewis, Neville Mitchell

  Front Row (L to R): Jack Hyland, Lance Williams, Dylan Crumpton

Phil Evans

Detailing, Panel & Paint Division (DEPO) Manager

Phil is our team leader.  He has 30 years experience managing transport truck workshops and working as a truck mechanic coupled with 20 years of working with people and staff management.  A team member since January 2015,  Phil has a Cert IV in Frontline/Business Management, Cert III in Transport and Distribution and completed Heavy Vehicle Automotive mechanics trade.

 

Detailing Team

 

Detailing Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

Back Row (L to R): Peter Graham, Brad Osborne, Phil Mould, Phil Evans, David Bradford, Peter Jones

Front Row (L to R): Ryan Whyte, Damien Carriage

Andrew Gunn

Service Advisor – DEPO

Andrew commenced as a Service Advisor at our DEPO at the end of January.  He has over 20 years of experience within the transport and logistics industry including the management of heavy vehicle workshops, both internal and contract maintenance.

 

 

Panel & Paint Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

(L to R): Billy Cockbain, Jayden Osborne, Glen Francis, Aidan Mackaway

 

 

Tony Smith

 

Tony Smith

Founder & Managing Director

Tony, together with wife Adrienne, started Midcoast Trucks in 1991.  His trade as a Diesel Mechanic and his experience managing a large Sydney dealership by age 19 gave him the grounding  to build Midcoast Trucks into what it is today.  His knowledge of the truck industry is extensive and he is respected for his integrity and straight up approach. He is the most knowledgeable truck valuer in Australia.

Adrienne Smith

Adrienne Smith

Director, Continuous Improvement, Culture & Strategy

Adrienne is a critical and innovative thinker with strong business and financial acumen.  She has an overwhelming desire for continuous improvement.  Adrienne leads our LEAN processes especially in our workshop environments.  She has extensive HR management, DISC profiling, coaching and mentoring experience and specialises in projects and business development.

 

 

 

Steven Vorgias

Executive General Manager

Steven Vorgias has joined Midcoast Trucks as our new Executive General Manager. Steven’s career started as an apprentice mechanic in Townsville, moving on to the Australian Air Force as an Aerospace Engineer and holds a Masters in Business Administration. Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Steven’s career includes experience in the Automotive, Trucking, Heavy Equipment, Mining, Forestry, Material Handling, Finance and Insurance sectors. Steven’s passion and focus is building highly effective teams in the workplace. 

Terry Smith

 Terry Smith

 Sales Manager

Terry joined MCT in 1993. As Sales Manager of both New Isuzu and Used vehicles, his trade experience in Bodymaking and as a draftsman enables vehicle customisation to the customer’s requirements.  He has won several Isuzu awards including No 1 National Sales Manager of the Year and is an all round truck solutions provider.

Terry can be contacted on 0419 782888
Luke Smith

 

Adam Bird

 Sales

Adam has 20 years of experience as a Plant Mechanic and Crane/transport operator in Sydney. His unique experience as a former business owner/operator coupled with his mechanical knowledge allows him to understand the requirements of our customers from their perspective.  Adam understands your trucking requirements.

Adam can be contacted on 0417 227975

 

 

Scott Hargans

Sales

Scott has more than 25 years experience in Trucks & Transport including 14 years experience in truck and trailer sales. Scott has a wealth of knowledge to share with you to assist with your truck & transport requirements.

For a friendly and helpful sales experience, call Scott today on 0498 128 883.

 

Ian Williams

Ian Williams

 Sales Support & Marketing

Part of Midcoast Trucks since 2001. Originally in our Sales Department, Ian has now moved into the role of Sales Support and Marketing.  He is responsible for updating and maintaining our multiple websites as well as providing valuable support for sales inquiries. Ian’s recall & knowledge on over 200 vehicles is second to none! 

 

 

Dean Telford

Stock Controller

Dean has over 30 years experience in the Transport Industry & logistics within the mining sector, obtaining duel trades in light and heavy vehicles progressing through to Workshop Management.  Dean has exceptional supervisory and organisation skills and as Stock Controller, plays an important part of the team to ensure the customer gets what he wants every time.  

 

Vanessa Hickey

 Human Resources Manager

With Midcoast Trucks since 1996.  Starting as receptionist, Vanessa worked in various positions throughout the years including payroll and accounts. She has extensive knowledge over many areas of the business and excels in HR.  A Certificate II in Accounting Procedures and a Diploma of Management supports her extremely varied role. Vanessa has won the Isuzu Customer Care Award on several occasions & prides herself on our leading superior customer service throughout MCT.

 

 

Sally Heather

 

Sally Heather

Marketing & Sales Support & Customer Care Agent

Sally joined Midcoast Trucks as our receptionist in 2009 and has now moved into Marketing and Sales Support & Customer Care providing invaluable support, knowledge & forward vision to our sales team, and support & assistance to our valued customers.  With over 15 years in Administration and marketing experience Sally is instrumental in driving our marketing campaigns and monitoring results. She has a Cert II, III and IV in Business Administration and also assists with reception.

 

 

 

 

Haley Perkins

 Accounting Manager

Haley is our Accounting Manager.  Her roles include payroll, assisting with HR, preparation of financial reports for the Directors and account reconciliations.  Over 9 years experience Haley has a Cert IV in Financial Services and a Cert III in Business Administration. Haley is also proving to be invaluable for Management Accounting.

 

 

Cortnie Hardy

Finance and Insurance Consultant

Cortnie joins our team as our Finance and Insurance Consultant with over 10 years experience in the Finance Industry working with Personal Banking, Small Business and Corporate Finance.  Cortnie is here to ensure all of your Financial and Insurance needs are met from the initial purchase and going forward. 

 

 

Claudia Cooper

Receptionist / Administration Assistant.

Claudia has completed a traineeship in Cert III Business Administration.  She completed her HSC in December 2014 and became a part of Midcoast Trucks. Claudia is part of our frontline reception team and provides valuable support to our sales team and other staff members. Claudia also has a Cert II in Business Administration. This young lady loves systems and procedures and has a big future at MCT.

 

 

Robert Keough

 

Robert Keough

Service Manager

Robert originally began in the position of Stock Coordinator in 2004.  He has now progressed to Service Manager.  Rob has over 26 years experience in the Motor Trade Industry and oversees our Bodyshop, Panel & Paint/Detailing Workshop & Port Macquarie Dealership.  His qualifications Trade Certificate – Motor Mechanics, VSCCS Certifiers Licence and Cert IV in Automotive Technology.  He is also an RTA inspection Station Examiner, and he has won the Isuzu Service Team Elite Award from 2008 – 2015.

 

 

Bryan Haygarth

Workshop Controller

Bryan has joined our Service Deaprtment as our Workshop Controller.  A qualified car, truck and plant mechanic, Bryan has over 19 years experience in the industry.  His qualifications include a Cert III in Light Vehicle Mechanics, Heavy Vehicle Road Transport and Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment. We welcome his experience and knowledge.

 

 

Technician Team - Macksville

Back row (L to R): Brett Jones, Andrew Keeys, Gerard Stuart, Aaron Buckman, Jay Duncan, Shaun Craddock, Robert Keough

Front row (L to R): Riley Pade, Jack Keough, Wade Haywood, Adrian Crumpton, Cameron Southan

 

Jacinta Williams

Service Advisor

Jacinta has many roles including receptionist, part sales, service bookings and administration assistant. Jacinta assists in the day to day running of the Workshop office as well as assisting customers with all enquiries. Jacinta has a Cert IV in Financial Services (Accounting) and is also well experienced in sourcing your spare parts. She is well known to our Port Macquarie customers and continues to provide first class service.

 

 

 

Kerrie Murphy

Service Advisor

Kerrie joined the Midcoast Trucks Team in 2016 and comes to us with over 25 years in customer service with a background in Telecommunications, Hospitality and Data Entry. No job is too big or too small and Kerrie is always willing to help our customers have a positive experience when dealing with our Fixed Operations Departments.

 

Lauren Smith

 

 

Lauren Smith

Admin Assistant

Lauren is Workshop Administration Assistant. A team member for many years. Lauren assists our clerical staff in day to day operations and handles projects for all workshop sites.

 

 

 

Brad Southan

Parts Manager

Brad joined Midcoast Trucks in 2011 as an Apprentice Mechanic and completed his Cert III in Automotive Mechanical Technology – Heavy Vehicle Road Transport.  He moved into Parts in early 2015 and is enthusiastic and committed to getting the best deal for the company and the customer.

Craig Mills

 

Ethan Smith

Parts Sales

Ethan is the youngest Smith to join the business.  Originally began as a school based apprentice and completed a Cert II In Engineering – Fabrication Trade in 2013.  He then moved into our Parts department as an Apprentice to complete his Certificate III in Automotive Sales- Spare Parts.  He brings innovative ideas to the Workshop and Parts team and has an ambitious attitude and works hard to get the best deal. He can source all your parts needs.

 

 

 

Luke Smith

Body Shop Manager

Luke joined the MCT team in March 2016 and is our Bodyshop Leading Hand. Luke has a Cert III in Vehicle Body Building and a Cert III in Boilermaking, with over 6 years experience bodies, heavy engineering and aluminium and stainless steel tig/mig welding. Luke is excited to be involved in our custom project work, and loves to think outside the box for solutions.

 

 

  Bodyshop Team

  Back Row (L to R):  Steve Ison, Mark Allen, Luke Smith, Glen Lewis, Neville Mitchell

  Front Row (L to R): Jack Hyland, Lance Williams, Dylan Crumpton

Phil Evans

Detailing, Panel & Paint Division (DEPO) Manager

Phil is our team leader.  He has 30 years experience managing transport truck workshops and working as a truck mechanic coupled with 20 years of working with people and staff management.  A team member since January 2015,  Phil has a Cert IV in Frontline/Business Management, Cert III in Transport and Distribution and completed Heavy Vehicle Automotive mechanics trade.

 

Detailing Team

 

Detailing Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

Back Row (L to R): Peter Graham, Brad Osborne, Phil Mould, Phil Evans, David Bradford, Peter Jones

Front Row (L to R): Ryan Whyte, Damien Carriage

Andrew Gunn

Service Advisor – DEPO

Andrew commenced as a Service Advisor at our DEPO at the end of January.  He has over 20 years of experience within the transport and logistics industry including the management of heavy vehicle workshops, both internal and contract maintenance.

 

 

Panel & Paint Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

(L to R): Billy Cockbain, Jayden Osborne, Glen Francis, Aidan Mackaway