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!
Kelvin joins our team in Tauranga after 14 years in the Automotive Finance sector, and prior to that running his own retail yards , so he really knows his stuff! With boundless energy and a constant smile Kelvin's positive attitude is infectious and he loves helping people into the right car, with no pressure and plenty of patience! Kelvin spends his time off with his grandchildren and loves the outdoors! If hes not racing to the top of he mount he can be found out on the water in a Kayak or running through the forest, hes always on the go! Once you have found the right vehicle Kelvin can tailor a Finance package with re-payments to suit your lifestyle and individual circumstances.
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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