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.

 

 

Luke Smith

General Manager & Remarketing Manager

Luke began his career with Midcoast Trucks in 2006 with our Parts department where he transitioned through our fixed operations. Moving onto Sales in 2009, he spent 6 years selling new and used trucks before moving to Sydney to sell aircraft for 2 years. Luke returned to MCT as our Remarketing Manager in 2017 with a wealth of sales and marketing experience and from there has transitioned into our General Manager.

Terry Smith

 Terry Smith

 Sales 

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

 

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! 

 

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.

 

Claudia Cooper

Receptionist / Sales Support

Claudia has completed a traineeship in Cert IV 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 & III in Business Administration. This young lady loves systems and procedures and has a big future at MCT.

Ian Khizmo

Business Solutions Manager

Ian has worked in the Automotive & Finance Industry over the past 21 years. Joining Midcoast Trucks in 2017, he brings over 10 years experience in Automotive Sales, Service, Compliance Auditing & Management.  Ian also brings another 10 years experience in Banking, Finance & Mortgage Broking Management, Ian specialises in tailoring affordable funding solutions for all your trucking needs.

Please don’t hesitate to call Gizz for your obligation free finance or insurance quote today – 0428 650 352

 

 

 

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.  

Vehicle Delivery & Logistics Team

(L to R:) Andrew Weber, Dean Telford, Ray McGrath

 

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.

 

 

Mark McLaren

Financial Controller

Mark comes to MCT with 20 years dealership experience in large metropolitan car and truck dealerships in Melbourne, and was a part owner of a rural Toyota dealership in Victoria.

Enjoy creating and managing a team who are proactive , approachable,  flexible and always looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. Change can be a good thing and “continuous improvement“ is a philosophy of Midcoast Trucks

 

 

 

Haley Perkins

 Administrator

Haley is our Administrator.  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.

 

 

Melanie Townsend

Accounts Receivable

Mel Joined the Midcoast trucks team in August 2017. Her role is in our Accounts Team looking after Accounts Receivable and Bank Reconciliations. Mel has worked in Accounts roles with over 15yrs experience and holds a Cert IV in Business Administration.

 

Sara-Jo Maloney

Accounts Payable

Sara-Jo came to Midcoast Trucks in September 2017 with over 10 years experience in Accounts Administration.  Having worked in Mining, Construction and Transport industries, Sara-Jo has joined our Accounts Team as Accounts Payable Administration, and also has a Cert IV in Management.​

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. 

 

 

 

Beck Broadfoot

Service Assistant & Advisor

Beck joined MCT in Jan 2018 as a service advisor , Beck has a Cert4 in Warehousing (transport and distribution) coupled with over 15 years experience in Quality control and frontline management roles in Manufacturing environment.  Beck brings skills to support the workshop in daily operations and assist with  organising the reconditioning of our Used trucks across our fixed operation, and has progressed to provide Chief of Operations with accounting, analytical & program developmental support.

 

 

Technician Team - Macksville

Back row (L to R): Brad Southan, Allister Crowley, Shaun Craddock, Brad Mundkowski, Cameron Southan, Ian Muggleton, Andrew Keeys, Chris Locke, Brett Jones, Josh Cockbain, Robert Keough

Front row (L to R): Patrick Wilson, Jay Duncan, Damien Carriage, Jordi McAlister, Nathan Woodland, Jaiden Mackaway, Jack Keough, Shannon Tyrna

 

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.  He is now the manager of our Parts Department.

 

Luke Smith

Body Shop Manager

Luke joined the MCT team in March 2016 and is our Bodyshop Manager. 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.

 

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.

 

 

  Bodyshop Team

  Back Row (L to R):  Kerrie Murphy, Alex Hickey, Alan Avard, Tim Beggs, Lockie Whalen, Darcy Hanson, Justin Williams, Bailey Farr, Luke Smith

  Front Row (L to R):Steve Ison, Glen Lewis, Benn Valence, Liam Clews, Patrick Bailey.

Detailing Team

 

Detailing Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

Back Row (L to R):  Mick Leonard, David Bradford, Peter Graham, Phil Mould, Huey Edwards, Jack Tonge, Ryan Whyte, Ethan Smith

Front Row (L to R):  Tyrone Rofe, Dylan Wilson, Jake Lewise, Ethan Murdoch, Che Smith

 

Panel & Paint Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

(L to R): Danny Bush, James Bush, Jed Shipway, Billy Cockbain, Mathew Evans, Glen Francis

 

 

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.

 

 

Luke Smith

General Manager & Remarketing Manager

Luke began his career with Midcoast Trucks in 2006 with our Parts department where he transitioned through our fixed operations. Moving onto Sales in 2009, he spent 6 years selling new and used trucks before moving to Sydney to sell aircraft for 2 years. Luke returned to MCT as our Remarketing Manager in 2017 with a wealth of sales and marketing experience and from there has transitioned into our General Manager.

Terry Smith

 Terry Smith

 Sales 

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

 

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! 

 

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.

 

Claudia Cooper

Receptionist / Sales Support

Claudia has completed a traineeship in Cert IV 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 & III in Business Administration. This young lady loves systems and procedures and has a big future at MCT.

Ian Khizmo

Business Solutions Manager

Ian has worked in the Automotive & Finance Industry over the past 21 years. Joining Midcoast Trucks in 2017, he brings over 10 years experience in Automotive Sales, Service, Compliance Auditing & Management.  Ian also brings another 10 years experience in Banking, Finance & Mortgage Broking Management, Ian specialises in tailoring affordable funding solutions for all your trucking needs.

Please don’t hesitate to call Gizz for your obligation free finance or insurance quote today – 0428 650 352

 

 

 

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.  

Vehicle Delivery & Logistics Team

(L to R:) Andrew Weber, Dean Telford, Ray McGrath

 

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.

 

 

Mark McLaren

Financial Controller

Mark comes to MCT with 20 years dealership experience in large metropolitan car and truck dealerships in Melbourne, and was a part owner of a rural Toyota dealership in Victoria.

Enjoy creating and managing a team who are proactive , approachable,  flexible and always looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity. Change can be a good thing and “continuous improvement“ is a philosophy of Midcoast Trucks

 

 

 

Haley Perkins

 Administrator

Haley is our Administrator.  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.

 

 

Melanie Townsend

Accounts Receivable

Mel Joined the Midcoast trucks team in August 2017. Her role is in our Accounts Team looking after Accounts Receivable and Bank Reconciliations. Mel has worked in Accounts roles with over 15yrs experience and holds a Cert IV in Business Administration.

 

Sara-Jo Maloney

Accounts Payable

Sara-Jo came to Midcoast Trucks in September 2017 with over 10 years experience in Accounts Administration.  Having worked in Mining, Construction and Transport industries, Sara-Jo has joined our Accounts Team as Accounts Payable Administration, and also has a Cert IV in Management.​

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. 

 

 

 

Beck Broadfoot

Service Assistant & Advisor

Beck joined MCT in Jan 2018 as a service advisor , Beck has a Cert4 in Warehousing (transport and distribution) coupled with over 15 years experience in Quality control and frontline management roles in Manufacturing environment.  Beck brings skills to support the workshop in daily operations and assist with  organising the reconditioning of our Used trucks across our fixed operation, and has progressed to provide Chief of Operations with accounting, analytical & program developmental support.

 

 

Technician Team - Macksville

Back row (L to R): Brad Southan, Allister Crowley, Shaun Craddock, Brad Mundkowski, Cameron Southan, Ian Muggleton, Andrew Keeys, Chris Locke, Brett Jones, Josh Cockbain, Robert Keough

Front row (L to R): Patrick Wilson, Jay Duncan, Damien Carriage, Jordi McAlister, Nathan Woodland, Jaiden Mackaway, Jack Keough, Shannon Tyrna

 

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.  He is now the manager of our Parts Department.

 

Luke Smith

Body Shop Manager

Luke joined the MCT team in March 2016 and is our Bodyshop Manager. 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.

 

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.

 

 

  Bodyshop Team

  Back Row (L to R):  Kerrie Murphy, Alex Hickey, Alan Avard, Tim Beggs, Lockie Whalen, Darcy Hanson, Justin Williams, Bailey Farr, Luke Smith

  Front Row (L to R):Steve Ison, Glen Lewis, Benn Valence, Liam Clews, Patrick Bailey.

Detailing Team

 

Detailing Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

Back Row (L to R):  Mick Leonard, David Bradford, Peter Graham, Phil Mould, Huey Edwards, Jack Tonge, Ryan Whyte, Ethan Smith

Front Row (L to R):  Tyrone Rofe, Dylan Wilson, Jake Lewise, Ethan Murdoch, Che Smith

 

Panel & Paint Team - Macksville Industrial Estate

(L to R): Danny Bush, James Bush, Jed Shipway, Billy Cockbain, Mathew Evans, Glen Francis