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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Lexus of Adelaide Meet Our Team

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.

Lexus of Adelaide Meet Our Team

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.

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Juan Carlos Davila | Sales Executive

Juan was welcomed into the Lexus of Adelaide team in January 2022 with a wealth of experience, having worked in the automotive industry for over 30 years. Over this time, he has received many sales and industry awards. His pick of the Lexus range would be the LX as the Lexus DNA is deeply embedded in the LX range, offering comfort, luxury appointments and the freedom to explore. When he's not at the dealership, Juan enjoys spending time with his children and travelling, whether that be overseas or camping and exploring locally.

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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.

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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.

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Pandeli Paterakis | Sales Executive

Pandeli joined our award-winning sales team in March 2021 with considerable experience as both a vehicle technician and sales executive. The RC F has quickly become his favourite Lexus model thanks to its elegant design, performance and handling, making it an amazing overall sports car. Away from work, Pan is involved in competition clay shooting and also enjoys soccer, cricket, gaming and cooking. Pan also speaks Greek fluently.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Meet the Team - Ellecia

Ellecia Leonard | Showroom Concierge

Ellecia became a part of the Lexus of Adelaide team in early 2021 and has worked in the industry for over seven years. As she loves medium sized SUVs, the NX caught her eye within the first week of starting her role and is her favourite Lexus model. Away from work, Ellecia loves to enjoy a delicious rose and cheese board with friends on the weekend, as well as creating pieces of artwork with paint or water colours.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sarah Lomman | Service Receptionist

Having joined our team in early 2021 with 22 years of experience in the industry, Sarah is equipped with a wealth of knowledge about vehicle servicing and the importance of exceptional customer service. Sarah would pick the LC 500 as her favourite model as it is sleek, has great lines and provides high level performance. Away from work, Sarah enjoys great culinary experiences with family and friends, and camping.

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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.

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Joel Tilbrook | Parts Assistant

Joel joined our team late last year 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.

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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.

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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.

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Jarrad Crawford | Diagnostic Technician

Jarrad started his apprenticeship with Lexus of Adelaide in 2013 and was recognised for his outstanding efforts through being awarded Apprentice of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Now as a fully qualified technician, Jarrad enjoys taking time away from work to travel, play golf, cycle and watch motorsports such as Formula1 and Moto GP.

Lexus of Adelaide Service Technician

Paul Clements | Service Technician

Paul joined the Lexus of Adelaide Service team in 2022 and has over 20 years of experience as a service technician. His choice of Lexus would be the SC 430 as it's a classic and made for comfort. Away from work Paul enjoys looking after his reptiles and hobby shooting.

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Jamie Woodward | Service Technician

Jamie joined Lexus of Adelaide in 2017 as an Apprentice Technician and has quickly honed his skills and knowledge within our Service Workshop. His choice of Lexus would be the GS F as it’s practical for day to day needs but also very capable on the track. Away from the workshop, Jamie enjoys going for long drives through wine countryside plus photography and photo editing.

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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.

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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.

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Bijender Singh | General Dealership Assistant

Bijender, or BJ as he’s known, joined our team in late 2021. The Lexus ES 300h quickly became his favourite Lexus model – BJ loves how it looks and thinks it’s the perfect luxury sedan with all the necessary features. As well as having previous automotive industry experience on a vehicle production line, BJ has completed a Masters in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), from the University of Adelaide. Away from work, BJ enjoys playing cricket, tennis and badminton, reading books about history and engineering and travelling to new places.

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