GVI Electric, Penrose
A musician, an artist, a talented linguist, an EV enthusiast and an amazing beard...Russell has it all! Russell comes to us after visiting and working in most countries accessible with a NZ Passport. After his most recent stint working as a tech for Chorus he felt it was time to take his passion for EVs to the next level. Fresh from an inspirational chat with world renowned EVangelist Chelsea Sexton, he joined the GVI Electric band and has been a welcomed addition! Russell's passion for EVs is infectious and time spent with him will quickly ignite the same in you!
Can speak Spanish
From selling radio controlled electric cars to selling the real thing, Geary has come a long way! The youngest in the team, Geary has embraced the EV Life with both hands and is close to denouncing his evil ICE ways completely….except for maybe the odd weekend JZX cruise! Geary has developed an in-depth knowledge of EVs and is enjoying educating new comers on the joys and benefits of making the move to EV! Friendly and enthusiastic Geary is here to hold your hand and answer all your questions!
Can speak Malay and Indonesian
Katya - "Ka-te-ya" - and her Husband Barry hold the prestigious honour of winning one of Tesla's Golden Tickets and being flown to America to join Elon for dinner
and a private tour of the Giga Factory!! Very Cool!! Crazy about EVs and with a passion for helping people join the EV life, Katya is a valued member
of our team and always brings a ray on sunshine to the office when she is around! Katya has recently become a legit Kiwi! and her gentle and patient nature is always
appreciated by those who are a little nervous about making the move to electric.
Katya speaks Russian
One of 3 Russians here at GVI, Gleb has recently joined the team and is enjoying meeting new people and helping them find new vehicles. Before moving to New Zealand Gleb ran his own successful window tinting business in Russia and has excellent product knowledge and understanding. Gleb is the “Male Model” of the team, always looking immaculate and with a set of legs that all the girls a jealous of! 😉
Gleb speaks Russian
Genuine Vehicle Imports, Tauranga
Having grown up with a family who owned a motorcycle shop, Mike has always been around motor vehicles, so after working as a Qualified Accountant in Wellington, London and the Caribbean, it’s not surprising that when the opportunity to get involved in the family car business arose back in 2001 the suit and tie was traded in. Mike loves the industry and over the past 18 years has been involved in selling both new and used vehicles plus managing a full workshop. Mike can genuinely say there is never a dull day in the car industry! Mike and his father have been looking after people in the bay for 30 years so if you are after honest and friendly advice, let Mike help you chose your next great ride!
Dean was born and raised in sunny Nelson and stayed there the first forty years of his life. The motor industry became Deans calling soon after leaving school and he has been involved ever since! The new vehicle industry is where Dean spent most of my time, mostly in Toyota dealerships in Nelson, Australia briefly and Thames before moving to Tauranga in 2015. Dean has a keen passion for Hockey and has represented NZ at masters level since 2003, and he brings the same dedication, passion and enjoyment to his work life. Dean can offer you years of experience and an enjoyment in making that next big purchase and you just might get a hello from Wilson, his little Maltese dog, who spends most days sleeping in the office.
After a career spent mostly in the heavy commercial vehicle industry Tony joined us to atone for his diesel sins and has been reborn into the glorious light of EVs. He has never looked back! Best known for his "Tony May Jokes" and "Long Story Short, Long Stories" Tony brings a quirky joy to the team and we never have a dull day while he is around! Tony has quickly fallen in love with the EV life and can often be found at the local rapid charge station spreading the word and making friends! Tony is professional and polite and although an accomplished talker, he is also a great listener and genuinely wants you to fall in love with EVs like he has.
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