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Meet the team

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.

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.

Service

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Daneille Patullo

Service Manager

Danielle started with us in February 2012 as a Service Technician and is WOF certified before moving to the front line of the service counter as a Service Advisor in November 2013. Danielle completed her apprenticeship with the local Suzuki dealership. In her spare time Danielle enjoys car events of any kind, snowboarding and spending time with her dogs.
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Pam McIlwrick

Service Advisor

Pam started at Ashburton Toyota in 2014. She enjoys gardening and Hot Rodding in her spare time.
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Andrew Couper

Service Foreman

Andrew has been with us for 10 years and has a wealth of technical knowledge in all things mechanical. Andrew enjoys fishing and mountain biking.
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Roy Narayan

Technician

Roy originally comes from Fiji and has been with Ashburton Toyota for 5 years. He enjoys hunting, soccer and 4 wheel driving.
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Jesse Stewart

Apprentice Technician

Jesse is our Apprentice Technician and has been here for a year. He enjoys 4 wheel driving and spending time with his family and friends.
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Karyn Johnson

Vehicle Groomer

Karyn has been with us for 8 and 1/2 years. She enjoys fishing, golf, car racing and spending time with her family.

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.

Administration & Business Support

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Samantha Christie

Administrator

Samantha started at Ashburton Toyota early 2015 and enjoys hunting, indoor netball and spending time on the farm with her family.
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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.