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Hamilton East

Meet the Team


Richard van den Engel
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Poll Oosthuizen
General Sales Manager

Carl Hayman
Service Manager
Richard began as Dealer Principal in March 2013, prior to that he spent seven years at Deloitte, but Richard has unofficially been a part of the motor industry his whole life. Richard knows that a car is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make and getting it right can be an enormously satisfying experience.
Poll joined our team in August 2015, bringing in 15 years of sales experience, 8 of those in the automotive industry. "I strongly believe that product or price advantage is not what makes us better, it can easily be copied, it is our people that define us."
Carl has over 18 years of industry experience and more than 5 of those are with Volkswagen. He has an exceptional reputation for customer service, a passion for european vehicles, and driving anything with horsepower. 
Alex Middlemiss
Business Manager
07 838 2949
Jamie Russell
Group Marketing Manager
07 838 2949

Stephanie Whittred
Account Manager
022 156 1524
Alex has been our Business Manager at Ebbett since May 2014. Born and raised in Hamilton, Alex has always admired the Volkswagen brand. Every day at Ebbett Prestige is different and Alex enjoys seeing and helping customers find the right car in the relaxed environment at Ebbett.
Jamie moved to New Zealand from Scotland and joined the Ebbett group in 2016. Jamie has nearly 20 years experience in a mix of marketing agencies and client side roles. Jamie loves working with the range of great brands and looks forward to what the future holds at Ebbett. 
Mike Stobbs
Brett Glensor
Data & Customer Experience
07 838 2949
Dylan Jordan
Admin Manager
07 903 2084
Mike is passionate about the technology and intricate items that make up today’s engines which he gets to work with closely in the parts department. With 11 years in the vehicle industry, Mike is one of Ebbett’s excellent parts specialists who enjoys working with the people and variety of vehicles every day at Ebbett.

Brett joined Ebbett late 2017 as the data specialist for the group. Brett has over 10 years’ experience working with customer data and providing insightful analysis to support the whole business. He enjoys working with the variety of great brands that Ebbett offers and is always on the lookout for ways to enhance customer experience.
Dylan joined Ebbett Volkswagen in January 2017. He is looking forward to learning the Ebbett way of doing things while utilizing the skills he gained during his university studies.
Tamsyn Rose
Sales Administrator
Eden Garton
Sabrina ter Wal
Admin Assistant
07 903 2084
Tamsyn joined Ebbett Volkswagen in February 2016. Tamsyn is passionate about customer service and problem solving. She is originally from Hamilton but has spent many years in Europe in the fashion and music sectors. Tamsyn enjoys being back in beautiful NZ and spending time with her family.
Eden has been with Ebbett Volkswagen since September 2017. Eden moved to Hamilton from Auckland where she worked in the fitness industry. Since being with VW, Eden has really grown to love the brand and is excited to learn more and grow within the company.
Andrew Crosthwaite
Parts Advisor
07 908 2088
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Hayden Stockman
Parts Advisor
07 908 2088 
Paul De Ryke
Parts Advisor
07 903 2088
Hayden is a car enthusiast and very fascinated with all the new technology going in to the late model vehicles. Hayden has four years parts experience in aftermarket and genuine.
With over 25 years of Ebbett experience, Paul still enjoys learning about the wide variety of new models on offer, each with unique challenges associated to them. Paul has had a general love for cars spanning his entire career.
Donavan Roelofse
Used Vehicle Sales Manager
Darren Hinz
Hannes Hayward
Sales Consultant
022 049 8754
Donavan and his family recently relocated from South Africa to New Zealand. Donavan has nine years experience in the motor industry, and is thoroughly enjoying working with the team at Ebbett.
Originally born and raised in South Waikato, Darren and his family have now called Hamilton home for the last 16 years. “I love the Ebbett teams' commitment to putting the customer first” Darren enjoys the challenge of helping his clients find the right vehicle and believes in a friendly, no pressure approach to selling, “its all about working with the customer, listening to their needs, and finding a solution that makes them smile.”

Hannes has been with Ebbett VW since November 2016. With previous technical and sales experience, Hannes has slotted nicely into his role as Sales Consultant. He enjoys the day to day experience with the customers and is proud to be part of the Ebbett VW team. Hannes is also fairly new to New Zealand and has enjoyed every minute of it.
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Scott Sadgrove
Sales Consultant
021 814 105
Tyler Gurnell
Sales Consultant
021 666 023
James Yan
Sales Consultant
021 041 1765
Scott joined Ebbett Volkswagen in February 2017 with over 2 years experience as a sales consultant in the automotive industry. Scott has always been a bit of a petrol head, with motorbikes being a particular passion of his. Scott moved down to Waikato from Auckland to escape the traffic and is really enjoying the lifestyle here.
Tyler joined the Ebbetts team at the age of 17 and has had many roles in the company including groomer, mechanic and photographer. He is currently a Sales Consultant and absolutely loves it! "I don't see Ebbetts as a work place anymore - to me it's family." As one of VW's longest standing employees, Tyler has an appreciation for how the company operates "the key to good working relationships is understanding just how important everyone's job is." 


Michael Strong
Sales Consultant
020 4141 0510
Dylan Bhantoa
Service Advisor
07 903 2087
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Andy Smith
Service Advisor
07 903 2087
Dylan is new to the front line team at Ebbett Volkswagen and the automotive industry. Dylan brings with him a great skill-set including an ability to ‘think outside the box’. Originally born in Mauritius, Dylan will greet you with a distinct French accent. Dylan spent several months grooming vehicles for Ebbett VW, so he knows how to set a really high standard of workmanship for our customers.
Andy joins the team with 12 years automotive experience and a lifetime surrounded by motorsport - be it on gravel roads or on the track. He is passionate about the brand and has loved VW's since his first $100 Golf on his OE in the UK. During his spare time Andy organises NZ’s largest road trip - Gumboot Rally.
Kerrie-Anne MacKinnon
Service Advisor
07 903 2087
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Iain Spanhake 
Creative Director
07 838 2949
Tyron Noble
Graphic Designer
07 838 2949
Kerrie-Anne started with us in September 2017. She has been in customer service for close to 10 years, 5 of those in the automotive industry. Kerrie-Anne enjoys pin up and attending hot rod shows whenever she can.
Iain joined our team in April 2017, bringing over 18 years of graphic design experience with a varied skillset in both print and digital mediums. Iain’s focus is on creating engaging and effective visual experiences throughout the Ebbett brand, whether it’s in advertisements, EDMs, branding, signage or web design.

Tyron joined our team in July 2017, bringing with him over 5 years of graphic design experience. Tyron enjoys enhancing customer experiences by creating engaging visual elements across digital and print platforms. Photography and video are also a major part of Tyron’s skillset, providing exciting opportunities for the group to explore the benefits of customer videos.

Kelly Bryant
Marketing Executive
07 838 2949
Kelly joined the Ebbett team early 2017 after completing her studies at Waikato University. Kelly has a passion for marketing and enjoys working within the automotive industry.

About Ebbett

Choose your new vehicle with confidence knowing that Ebbett has been a trusted name in the automobile business since 1928. With seven dealerships throughout the North Island, representing eleven of the finest automobile marques in the world, the Ebbett Group offers you a large selection of new cars, used cars and light commercials, with delivery able to be arranged nationwide.

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“We are so happy with the car and the service that we received"

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