Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Wade Sander - General Manager
Wade was appointed General Manager of Lexus of Adelaide in 2017 with over 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. He loves being a part of a team and client base that are genuine, with an amazing product that unites everyone. Wade’s favourite place in the world is Cusco in Peru and if given the chance, he would’ve loved to have had a beer with Shane Warne. If he was stranded on a deserted island, Wade would take an iPod with Spotify, a footy and some fruit tree seeds.
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Tonino Rapuano - Sales Manager
Tonino joined our team in 2015 and loves working at Lexus of Adelaide because of his fellow team members and our customers. If he was stranded on a deserted island, Tonino would take a good book, a sun lounge and a beach umbrella for shade. In his spare time, Tonino enjoys spending time with family and his favourite movie is The Breakfast Club.
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Doug Barker - Sales Executive

Doug joined the service team in 2022 and loves working at Lexus of Adelaide because the people around him are great and the high quality craftsmanship of the dealership and workshop. His favourite place in the world is Banff, Canada and his go-to movie is Forrest Gump. His favourite Lexus model is the NX as it’s very comfortable, spacious, quick and has lots of features.

 

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Charlie Gregory - Sales Executive
Since joining the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2022, the LC 500 in Structural Blue quickly became Charlie’s favourite model thanks to its innovative design and beautiful colour. On his days off, Charlie enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Katie, and working on his 1963 Morris Mini. Plus, Charlie is also a volunteer fire fighter at Clarendon CFS. The best advice he’s been given is “Just keep swimming” and his favourite movie is the original Italian Job.
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Paul Johnston - Sales Executive
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Tom Lillywhite - Sales Executive

Tom began his career in the automotive industry after joining our team in mid-2023. His favourite Lexus model is the NX 350 F Sport as it drives beautifully and has a great sporty feel. His favourite place in the world is home and he loves the movie Die Hard. The best piece of advice he’s been given is “Manners cost you nothing”.

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Frank Liu - Sales Executive
Frank has been a part of our sales team since July 2015 and his favourite Lexus model is the stunning RX 500h F Sport Performance as it has low petrol consumption, with a top speed! His favourite movie is the Godfather and in his spare time, Frank loves to play golf. Frank loves coming to work every day as he appreciates being a part of a great team who are always there to support one another.
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James Patterson - Sales Executive
James joined our incredible sales team in April 2010 and his favourite Lexus model is the NX 450h+ as it’s the perfect balance of electric for day and petrol hybrid for long trips. If he was stranded on a deserted island, James would take a cow (for butter, cheese and steak), a golf bag (as there’s plenty of time to practice) and his dogs Peppa and Sultan, as well as his wife, Tania! If he could meet anyone, he would like to meet the person who invented pizza so he could shake their hand. James’ favourite place in the world is Paris.
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Huntley Armstrong - Business Manager
Huntley joined our team in 2010 and was awarded National Business Manager of the Year in 2014. The best advice Huntley has been given is “Treat other people how you’d wish to be treated yourself”, and if he could meet any one dead or alive he’d choose Martin Luther King. In his spare time, Huntley likes to fish, enjoy a Sunday café breakfast with his daughters and watch copious amounts of sport.
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Rachel Malchow - Sales & Events Coordinator

Rachel joined our team in 2017 and she loves working at Lexus of Adelaide as it’s an encouraging workplace, there’s never a dull moment and no two days are the same! If Rachel was stranded on a deserted island she’d take sparkling water, a toothbrush and her husband. If she had the chance, she would have loved to have met Diana, Princess of Wales and in her spare time she loves to find new places in Adelaide to wine and dine on the weekend, as well enjoying her passion for travelling and fashion.

 

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Kim Savage - Showroom Concierge

Kim has been a part of our team since 2023 and is the friendly face you see when you first walk into our showroom. Her favourite Lexus model is the LC 500 as it definitely turns heads and sounds amazing. If Kim could meet any one dead or alive it would be Oprah as she’s met so many celebrities and would have amazing stories to tell. Away from work, Kim likes to practice her DJing skills, go on hikes, explore different parts of South Australia and catch up with friends and family. Her favourite TV show is Seinfeld.

 

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Isabelle Rapuano - Weekend Showroom Concierge

Isabelle joined our team in 2021 and is the friendly face you’ll see when you visit our showroom on the weekend. Away from work, Isabelle enjoys spending time with friends and family, and travelling. The best advice she’s been give is to “Treat others how you would like to be treated.” Isabelle’s favourite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy, and if she could travel to any place in the world it would be Italy or Greece.

 

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Marshall McBey - Service Manager
Marshall joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2003 and has been recognised as the National Lexus Service Manager eight times. If he was stranded on a deserted island, he would take red wine, Spotify and a speaker to enjoy. Marshall’s favourite TV shows are The Front Bar and NCIS, and if he could meet any one in the world, it would be Bart Cummings. The best advice he has ever been given is to ‘Back yourself’.
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Julian De Stefano - Assistant Service Manager
Julian joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2017 and loves that his role allows his passion for cars and customer service to flourish. His favourite TV show is Stranger Things and if he was given the chance to meet anyone dead or alive, he’d choose Elvis Presley. Away from work, Julian’s time is dedicated to his two Boston Terriers, Maze and Luci, and taking them to dog parks around Adelaide.
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Matthew Gibson - Service Advisor
Matthew joined our team as a service technician in 2022 before moving into his role as service advisor. If he could meet any one in the world, he would meet the designer of the Lexus LFA, Haruhiko Tanahashi. Away from work, Matthew enjoys photography, mountain biking and eating almond croissants. If he was stranded on a deserted island, he would have with him a camera, a good pillow and coffee.
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Samantha Kelly - Service Receptionist

Sammy joined our team in June 2023 and loves working at Lexus of Adelaide as the team are amazing to work with and she receives great support from everyone – working with the Lexus brand is a definite bonus! In her spare time, Sammy loves to bake, eat out at different restaurants and cafes, and spend time with her two dogs, Ollie and Rusty. Her favourite movies are action movies, especially Die Hard, Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun: Maverick.

 

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Eden Hewson - Service Receptionist

(On maternity leave) Eden became an integral part of the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2018 and whilst she has always enjoyed working in a customer facing role, the team around her at Lexus of Adelaide is why Eden loves her job so much. Her choice of Lexus would be the NX 450h+ as it’s very practical, is a great size for everyday driving and it’s big enough for a small family. Eden’s favourite place in the world is Hawaii and away from work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Richard Thomas - Parts Manager

Richard joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2022 and the RX 350 F Sport quickly became his favourite model as it’s spacious and comfortable. He loves his job as he believes that Lexus is a great product, and our team culture is excellent. Richard’s favourite TV show is Seinfeld and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family. If Richard could meet anyone dead or alive, he’d like to meet Hunter S Thompson.

Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Joel Tilbrook - Parts Assistant

Joel became a part of our team in 2020 and he loves working at Lexus of Adelaide thanks to the people he works with. His favourite Lexus model is the LC 500 due to its striking styling and awesome engine. If Joel was stranded on a deserted island, he’d take water, an axe and a flare. If he had the chance to, Joel would love to go to northern Italy or southern Germany as he’s always thought that part of the world is beautiful and historical.

 

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Alex Wilkinson - Workshop Manager

Alex began his career with Lexus of Adelaide as an apprentice technician in 2002, and still loves the passion and dedication his fellow team members have for the Lexus brand. In 2020, Alex was awarded the Lexus Leader Service Advisor Platinum Division winner. His favourite place in the world is Porto, Portugal and in his spare time he enjoys eating and drinking at gourmet restaurants and bars, as well as playing and watching sport. The best advice he’s been given is “You miss every shot you don’t take”.

 

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Cameron Hefford - Technical Advisor

Since joining the Lexus of Adelaide team in 1997, Cameron has been recognised as an expert in his field, receiving Lexus Technician of the Year for 14 consecutive years between 2005-2018 and he has won two Lexus Skills Competitions. His favourite Lexus model is the LC 500h thanks to its sporty looks and fuel economy. If he could meet anyone it would be Taylor Swift and outside of work Cameron enjoys quad biking at night.

 

Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Marco Matto - Technical Advisor
Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Kieran Hough - Service Technician

Kieran became a part of the Lexus of Adelaide service team in 2023. The RX 500h quickly became his favourite model as it’s fast, but there’s also enough room for the family. His favourite place in the world is the Greek Islands and in his spare time, Kieran likes to work on cars and ride motorbikes. If he had the chance to, Kieran would have loved to have met the Queen and his favourite TV show is Peaky Blinders.

 

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Vitor Monge Ferreira - Service Technician

Vitor joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2022 and the UX 250h F Sport quickly became his favourite model as it’s excellent to drive thanks to its stability, comfort and luxury. His favourite TV show is How I Met Your Mother and if he was stranded on a deserted island he would take a knife, lighter aid and a water filter. If he had the chance to, he’d like to meet Warren Buffet and in his spare time, Vitor enjoys catching up with friends and working out.

 

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Christian Pun Mac Long - Service Technician

Chris joined our team in 2023 and quickly found his favourite Lexus model – the LS 500 F Sport. His favourite movies are Taken 1, 2 and 3 and if he could meet any one dead or alive, he’d love to meet Steve Jobs. If Chris was stranded on a deserted island, he’d take a water bottle, torch and a lighter, and the best advice he has ever been given was from his grandfather – “Leave a legacy in this life”.

 

Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Charles Zhang - Pre-delivery Technician

Charles became a part of our service team in 2023 and he loves working at Lexus of Adelaide thanks to our high quality of work and standards. If he was stranded on a deserted island, Charles would have with him a water bottle, a knife and Doraemon. His favourite TV show is Brooklyn 99 and in Charles’ spare time, he enjoys riding motorcycles. His favourite Lexus model is the NX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid as it’s perfect for all conditions.

 

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Heng Chea - Apprentice Technician

Heng joined our service team in March 2023 and he loves working at Lexus of Adelaide because he believes we have a good working environment. His favourite place in the world is Japan, and if Heng was deserted on an island, he would take water, water and water! Heng’s favourite things to do are eat and sleep, and he loves watching the Grand Tour TV show.

 

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James Longinidis - Apprentice Technician

James has been a part of the Lexus of Adelaide team since mid-2022 and was awarded Apprentice of the Year in his first year with us! His favourite Lexus model is the LC 500 thanks to its sleek design and powerful engine – it displays Lexus’ engineering and high performance capability. Away from work, James enjoys exercising and spending time with friends and family. If he could meet any one dead or alive, it would be Winston Churchill.

 

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Boyd Purcell - Apprentice Technician

Boyd has been a part of the Lexus of Adelaide team since January 2023 and his favourite model quickly became the Lexus ES as its luxury and comfort is like nothing else he has ever driven (until he gets to drive the Lexus LS). The best advice he’s even been given is “The answer is no, unless you ask”, and if he could meet any one dead or alive it would be Kobe Bryant. In his spare time, Boyd enjoys a range of sports including basketball, MMA, weightlifting, golf and cycling.

 

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Daniel Tran - Apprentice Technician

Danny joined our team in early 2023 and he loves working at Lexus of Adelaide as he feels as though there’s more to work than just pumping out numbers – there’s purpose and high quality of work, as well as an overwhelming sense of support from his fellow team members. His favourite TV show is The Legend of Vox Machina and away from work, Danny enjoys Touge, karate and cooking.

 

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James Lomas - New & Used Vehicle Detailer

Jimmy became a part of the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2020 and loves the great culture the dealership has. His favourite Lexus is the RX 500h thanks to its luxurious and sporty looks. Jimmy’s favourite TV show is Yellowstone and if he could meet anyone it would be Dave Chapelle. His favourite place in the world is England and away from work, Jimmy likes to spend time with his family. 

 

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Baljinder Singh - Service Vehicle Detailer

Since joining our team in early 2023, Baljinder has always enjoyed coming to work thanks to being a part of an awesome team who are always welcoming. His favourite place in the world is Switzerland and the best advice he’s been given is “To respect people’s time if you want your time to be respected”. Away from work, Baljinder likes to spend time with his family and do things he enjoys, such as going to the gym and playing cricket or badminton.

 

Lexus of Adelaide meet the team
Jahn Williams - Service Vehicle Detailer

Jahn became a part of the Lexus of Adelaide team in September 2022 and can’t pick a favourite Lexus model as he believes they all look amazing after he’s cleaned them! His favourite TV show is Game of Thrones and if he was stranded on a deserted island, he’d take an endless supply of music, a chef and a boat so he could return. The best pieces of advice he’s been given is to “Choose kindness” and “Not sweat the small stuff”.

 

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