Growing up in a family that owned and ran logging trucks back in Canada and also had its own Western Star dealership has given me exposure to the trucking industry that I think a lot of kids these days miss out on, particularly as OH&S regulations make it tougher for young kids to be around workshops and work sites. My background working with Western Star began in 1996 working part time while finishing school. I moved to Australia in 2007 when the opportunity to work for Brisbane Truck Centre presented itself and have never looked back since. I believe customer satisfaction is the number 1 priority and I am proud to be part of a team that shares this commitment. I feel the Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle brands give us the quality products and flexibility needed to offer the best solutions for our customers businesses and range of applications. In my spare time I enjoy playing ice hockey, scuba diving and travelling.
Finance Manager BTC
Ian heads up the finance department here at BTC and has over 30 years experience in the finance industry. Starting initially in Toowoomba working with transport, motor and rural clients he has built long standing relationships based on understanding customer needs and providing solutions.
Ian worked with several major finance companies before stepping out on his own and spending 17 years as a self employed equipment finance broker. He will always have his clients best interests as the number one priority and will be genuinely keen to understand how their business operates and structure finance to suit. Outside of work Ian enjoys time with family and friends, does a bit of cycling and kayaking.
Fix Operations Manager
Having a passion for trucks from an early age led me into the trucking industry, specialising in parts and service throughout my career. Since completing my trade as a diesel mechanic, I have been working in the heavy vehicle industry in various roles over the last 16 years. I have a strong focus on customers' needs to ensure that positive, long term relationships are built. I'm passionate about the industry and my family. I also have a love of hot rods and all things outdoors.
I have been the Parts Manager at BTC for the past 8 years. I have been involved in the transport industry for around 40+ years. I completed an apprenticeship as an automotive mechanic at a multi brand dealership that sold cars and trucks. Since I started I have worked in a variety of repair workshops ranging from general repairs/Fleet maintenance to specialist drive-line. I moved into spare parts about 20 years ago to pursue a different career path. My interests outside of work include camping and racing RC cars.
Callie Le Roux
MAN & Dennis Eagle Sales
I have been supplying, light medium and heavy commercial vehicles, mostly European products to small, medium and large transport operators for the past 20 Years. I have been selling MAN and Dennis Eagle Trucks for the last eight years at Brisbane Truck Centre. I have international sales experience and have spent most of my previous years overseas selling trucks. I have and still supply trucks for General Transport, Construction, Mining, Waste removal and Exploration. I know and understand the products I sell inside and out. I am well versed in designing the correct vehicle and combination for any transport requirement which meet Australian standards and I am excellent in understanding customer needs and vehicle requirements. I am very passionate about the products I sell and I have many years of experience with them. I take customer service and building relationships with customers very serious.
Western Star Sales
tarting out as an automotive mechanical apprentice, my career has seen me move through various roles within the transport industry. My past 12 years has seen me work in a manufacturing facility and also in a dealership with the service department in a customer service support role. After that I moved into New Truck Sales and have been doing it for the past 5 years. I believe this range of experience has given me exposure to many facets of the industry and what goes into setting up your truck to ensure it is the right truck for your application. I am very proud to represent the Western Star product here at Brisbane Truck Centre. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to deliver a truck to a customer and know they will be very proud to call it their own. In my spare time I enjoy motorsport, basketball and of course spending time with my family.
Western Star Sales
I began in the industry in 2004 undertaking my trade as a Diesel Mechanic, specific to the Western Star and MAN products. Gaining my trade enabled me to begin my career as a new and used truck salesman in early 2008 with an extensive bank of product knowledge. I am passionate about the industry leading product that I sell and take on all opportunities available in order to expand and update my Western Star and MAN product knowledge, ensuring that I can offer my customer the most up to date knowledge about the product they are investing in. I believe quality customer relationships are fundamental to the success of my job. I always listen to what customers require in order to help me give them the products and features they require in order to take their business further.
Western Star Sales
From the age of 16 I have been in and around the transport industry. During my career I spent years in the general and livestock industry and then 27 years ago I started a job with Western Star at the Wacol factory on the assembly line. Roughly 5 year later I started in truck sales with Western Star and have never looked back. In that time I have watched the product grow and grow with improvements to the design and strength and those improvements have got us to where we are today. So if you are looking for a truck spec please give us a call and we will glad to help with your transport needs.