Wade Sander | General Manager
Wade joined Lexus of Adelaide in 2017 as General Manager with over 10 year’s experience in the automotive industry. When he’s not ensuring all our valued clients receive our renowned and exemplary customer service, Wade enjoys travelling, spending time with his wife and their dog Ziggy and black cat Squid. He also has a passion for old cars and all types of sport including cricket and AFL.
Tonino Rapuano | Sales Manager
Tonino joined Lexus of Adelaide as Sales Manager in 2015 and has over 18 years in the automotive industry. With extensive knowledge across the entire Lexus range, his pick would be the GS F due to its perfect combination of luxury and performance. In his spare time, Tonino enjoys spending time with his family and travelling.
Frank Liu | Sales Executive
Frank was welcomed into the Lexus of Adelaide Sales team in 2015 after previously holding a customer service role for 13 years with Hyatt International. In early 2018, Frank was recognised and awarded for selling 100 Lexus vehicles. In his spare time, Frank enjoys taking holidays with his family, cooking, classical music and wine.
James Patterson | Sales Executive
When James joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2010, it was his first experience in the automotive industry having spent many years in the hospitality industry in both Sydney and Adelaide. James proudly sold an LFA in 2013, one of only 500 in the world. With a passion for amazing food and wine experiences, James and his wife Tania have been fortunate enough to eat at some of the world’s greatest restaurants including Osteria Francescana in Modena.
Paul Johnston | Sales Executive
Paul has been an integral part of the Lexus of Adelaide sales team since it was acquired in 1997. Whilst he cannot name a favourite Lexus vehicle, his list of achievements is a testament to his knowledge and passion for the brand including Salesperson of the Year 2017 Gold Division and has been the Lexus Elite Club Gold Division winner several times. Away from work, Paul loves exploring various cellar doors around his home in the Barossa and fishing.
Huntley Armstrong | Business Manager
Huntley joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2010 with extensive experience in banking, sales and management. His expertise and assistance in our clients finance and insurance requirements has been recognised through multiple Lexus Award nominations and was awarded Lexus National Finance and Insurance Manager of the Year in 2014. Outside of work, Huntley loves all sports and enjoys nothing more than a Sunday drive with his family.
Rachel Errington | Sales & Events Coordinator
Rachel joined the team at Lexus of Adelaide in 2017 and has effortlessly stepped into the role of Sales & Events Coordinator. The RX 350 F Sport is her favourite Lexus model thanks to its stunning panoramic roof, heads up display features and stylish interior. Away from work, Rachel loves all things fashion and travel and discovering new food and wine in Adelaide.
Isabelle Rapuano | Weekend Showroom Concierge
Isabelle joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in March 2021 and is the friendly face you’ll see when visiting our showroom on a Saturday. Her favourite Lexus is the RC F Track Edition thanks to its amazing performance and sport focused design. Outside of work, Isabelle loves spending time with family and travelling, and is also actively involved in athletics.
Marshall McBey | Service Manager
Marshall joined Lexus of Adelaide as our Service Manager in 2003 with over 30 years in after sales experience. Since joining the team, he has been awarded Gold National Service Managers Award six times. His choice of Lexus would be the LC 500 as it’s a great car to drive and looks amazing. Away from work, Marshall enjoys nothing more than spending time with family and friends.
Julian de Stefano | Assistant Service Manager
Julian joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2017 with over six years experience in the service field as both a Technician and Service Advisor. His choice of Lexus would be the RX 450h F Sport as its interior and exterior F Sport finishes separate this luxury SUV from the rest of the pack. Away from work, Julian has a keen interest in Motorsport, particularly a Japanese Motorsport called 'drifting' plus working on his own or friends vehicles.
Alex Wilkinson | Service Advisor
Alex joined the Lexus of Adelaide team as a Service Technician apprentice in 2002 and smoothly transitioned into the role of Service Advisor in 2017 with extensive workshop and servicing knowledge. His choice of Lexus is the GS F thanks to its aggressive F styling, coupled with the noise and power of the V8. In his spare time he still has a keen interest in cars and enjoys playing and watching sports including basketball and football.
Eden Hewson | Service Receptionist
Eden joined Lexus of Adelaide in 2018 as our Service Receptionist after spending many years in the customer service and retail industry. Her choice of Lexus would be the NX 300 Sports Luxury thanks to it being smooth and comfortable to drive with its heads up display feature. Her spare time is spent enjoying time with friends and family, especially her little girl, plus playing with her labrador, Jet.
Richard Thomas | Parts Manager
Richard joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in January 2022 with over 18 years of experience across the automotive industry. The NX 300 F Sport has quickly become his favourite Lexus, thanks to its perfect combination of luxury and performance, all in a package perfect for a young family. Away from the dealership, Richard enjoys camping in the Flinders Ranges with his family and mountain biking.
Joel Tilbrook | Parts Assistant
Joel joined our team in late 2021 with a background in hospitality, and has been quick to learn and immerse himself in the world of automotive parts and accessories. His favourite Lexus is the LS 400 due to how innovative it was for its time and its timeless styling. Away from the dealership, he enjoys driving, video games and attending car events whenever possible.
Cameron Hefford | Technical Advisor
Cameron has been a part of the Lexus of Adelaide Service Team since it was acquired in 1997 and has proven his expertise in the field through being the recipient of multiple Lexus awards such as being recognised as a Master Technician of the Year since 2005 plus was a Lexus Skills Finalist 2006-2017 and Lexus Skills winner 2011. Cameron is also one of a few technicians across Australia who are specifically trained in servicing and working on the LFA. Away from work Cameron enjoys quad biking.
Marco Matto | Technical Advisor
Marco joined the Lexus of Adelaide Service Team in 2011 and with over 25 years experience in the industry, he is also a proud Apprentice Mentor in our workshop. In 2007 Marco received Master Technician Status and was also the Lexus Leaders Technician Winner in 2013 and runner up in 2012. Having worked on a diverse range of vehicles, his favourite Lexus is the LFA as it is the pinnacle of the range, combining sheer class and performance making it the ultimate luxury sports car.
Vitor Ferreira| Service Technician
Vitor joined our team in June 2022 having moved to Australia five years ago after graduating as an aircraft pilot. Since then, Vitor has had experience as a vehicle technician and tyre technician. His pick of the Lexus models would be the RX 450h F Sport thanks to its amazing design, latest technology and the luxury it provides to the driver and passenger. Vitor loves to workout after work every day and enjoys spending his weekends with friends, exploring and discovering new restaurants and coffee places – he loves a big brunch!
James Longinidis | Apprentice Technician
James has been a part of the Lexus of Adelaide service team since January 2022 and previously spent two years in the Australian Army after he completed school. His favourite Lexus model has quickly become the LC 500 thanks to its unique shape, and the power and sound of the V8 engine. Away from the workshop, James enjoys training at the gym and working on his car, as well as having barbeques with friends and family.
James Lomas | New & Pre-owned Vehicle Detailer
James joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in November 2019 with 10 years of experience in the car industry. His choice of Lexus would be the GS F thanks to its V8 engine and sporty look. Away from work, James enjoys spending time with his young family and watching AFL or sport of any kind.