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Meet the team

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Mary-Anne Martin

Branch Manager

Mary-Anne joined Ashburton Toyota in January 2017 and has spent working within the automotive industry, sales/marketing most of her life. She enjoys working on creating a team that goes the extra mile to produce the great customer satisfaction that those deserve when dealing with Ashburton Toyota. Mary-Anne thoroughly enjoys meeting families and people from all industries across the Mid Canterbury and local Ashburton area.

New Cars

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Eddie Bakos

Sales Representative

Eddie arrived from South Africa in June 2015 and started working for us in August. He worked for Mercedes Benz in Johannesburg for 12 years so has been able to transfer all his expertise to our branch. Eddie has been very busy sightseeing around the region, gardening and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
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Robin McClimont

Sales Representative

Robin has joined us in 2017 and is enjoying working in our close-knit team. He has been in Sales locally in Ashburton for over 30 years and is rapidly learning our exciting industry. When not at work he enjoys walking, cycling, travel and lots of family time. Robin is only too happy to discuss your vehicle requirements and come visit you on site.

Used Cars

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Eddie Bakos

Sales Representative

Eddie arrived from South Africa in June 2015 and started working for us in August. He worked for Mercedes Benz in Johannesburg for 12 years so has been able to transfer all his expertise to our branch. Eddie has been very busy sightseeing around the region, gardening and enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
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Robin McClimont

Sales Representative

Robin has joined us in 2017 and is enjoying working in our close-knit team. He has been in Sales locally in Ashburton for over 30 years and is rapidly learning our exciting industry. When not at work he enjoys walking, cycling, travel and lots of family time. Robin is only too happy to discuss your vehicle requirements and come visit you on site.

Service

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Danielle Pattullo

Service Manager

Danielle has been the Service Manager for Ashburton Toyota since Mid-2016 and has been with Toyota since 2012. Prior she served her mechanic apprenticeship with Suzuki. She enjoys socialising, snowboarding and spending time with her dogs.
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Pam McIlwrick

Service Advisor

Pam started at Ashburton Toyota in 2013. She enjoys gardening, Hot Rodding and spending time with her grandchildren.
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Roy Narayan

Technician

Roy originally comes from Fiji and has been with Ashburton Toyota since August 2013. He enjoys hunting, soccer and 4-wheel driving.
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Jesse Stewart

Apprentice Technician

Jesse stared his apprenticeship with us in 2014. He enjoys hitting the gym and spending time with his family and friends.
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Karyn Johnson

Vehicle Groomer

Karyn has been with us since 2007. She enjoys fishing, golf, car racing and spending time with her family.
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Michael Cook

Technician

Born and bred in Ashburton Michael started with us in 2016, after working for TJM on the Gold Coast for 5 years. Previously he has worked for Nissan for 12 years. Outside of work he enjoys watching V8 car racing and rugby.

Parts

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Andrew Rattray

Parts Manager

Andrew has been with us since 1996 and has seen many changes in the dealership. In his spare time he coaches rugby, plays golf and enjoys a spot of fishing. He is also a volunteer in the Ashburton Fire Brigade.
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Sam Rodgers

Parts

Sam started with us in 2016 and since then has started an apprenticeship. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with his cars, playing basketball and spending time with friends.

Administration & Business Support

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Chris Ward

Customer Relations and Marketing

Chris was born and raised in Timaru before heading on a rather extended (12 year) OE. After seeing most of the 'other side of the world' Chris returned to Timaru in 2006 and joined our team 3 days later! Chris’s background before joining South Canterbury Toyota was mainly in the banking sector. She enjoys skiing, running, kayaking and spending time with her daughters.
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Fran Ring

Administration

Fran started with us in January 2017. She is originally from Germany and has been living in NZ since 2014. Before moving to Canterbury, she completed the NZ Diploma in Business in Nelson. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing and spending time with her partner and animals on the farm as well as travelling around NZ and the rest of the world.