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.
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.
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.
Shannon Tietjens | Sales & Events Coordinator
(On maternity leave) Shannon joined Lexus of Adelaide in 2016 and has the pleasure of organising many of the events which ensure your Lexus experience is taken well beyond the showroom floor. After experiencing the GS 350 at a Lexus track day, it quickly became Shannon’s favourite Lexus model thanks to its combined power and luxury feel. In her spare time, Shannon loves socialising with friends and family and she also loves cooking.
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.
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.
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.
Eden Hewson | Service Receptionist
(On maternity leave) 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 plus playing with her labrador, Jet.
Jesse Wade | Parts Manager
Jesse joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2013 with over 10 years of experience and expertise in automotive parts and accessories. His choice of Lexus would be the LFA as it is loud, fast and beautiful – an automotive design and engineering masterpiece. Jesse has a keen interest in performance cars and motorsport – both driving and spectating.
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.
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.
EKARAT SINTHUWANIK | Diagnostic Technician
Since joining Lexus in 2006, and now with over 20 years experience, Ekarat has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill through being awarded Lexus Technician of the Year on five occasions and being a part of the Lexus Skills Contest twice. Away from the workshop, he enjoys playing golf, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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.
Kiah Ryles | Service Technician
Kiah quickly became an integral part of our award-winning service team after joining the Lexus of Adelaide team in April 2021 with five years of experience. Her favourite Lexus is the IS F Sport thanks to its styling and power. Away from the work, Kiah enjoys working on cars, playing basketball and catching up with friends.
Matt Grear | Service Technician
Matt joined the Lexus of Adelaide team in 2017 with over 8 years experience in the industry. His choice of Lexus would be the GS F as you can sit four people in comfort and take it through its paces on track day, but still drive it on a daily basis. Away from work Matt has a keen interest in bike racing and fishing.
Stuart Easling | Service Technician
Stuart joined the Lexus of Adelaide Service team in 2012 after spending three years in the RAAF working on defence aircraft. Stuart has demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill having been awarded Apprentice of the Year in 2013 and then Lexus Leaders Champion in 2017. His choice of Lexus would be his own – the IS F as it’s gorgeous, powerful and full of features.
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.