Our Team

At Balgowlah Automotive, we pride ourselves on our ability to handle all aspects of your vehicle maintenance, using a team that combines knowledge and experience and continual development of new employees through our apprentice program.

All technicians attend regular training seminars enabling them to keep up with the latest technical data equipped on your vehicle.

Ian HillsIan

Automotive Technician
37 years’ service

Ian’s expertise lies in the EFI/Electrical field where his diagnostic skills are invaluable and highly sought after by the trade.

Ken Miles

Automotive Technician
26 years’ service

Ken has joined us in the office after 20 years on the workshop floor. As workshop supervisor, Ken is waiting to greet you when you drop your car off and will keep in touch with you during the day. Give Ken a call to discuss any issues you may have with your car.

AshleyAshley Newton

Automotive Technician
18 years’ service

After completing his apprenticeship with us, Ashley has become a very competent technician with good knowledge of a wide variety of vehicles.



Michael Mascolo

Automotive Technician
11 years’ service

Michael joined us in January 2007 and is a European Car specialist, particularly with Alfa Romeo’s.



Mike Pasierbski

Automotive Technician
7 years’ service

Mike comes from Canada and has emigrated to Australia with his wife Paula. Mike trained in a GM Dealership in Windsor, Ontario and has slotted in nicely at Balgowlah Automotive. He is skilled in all aspects of vehicle servicing, including computer diagnostics & auto electrical.



Garth Strange

Safety Inspection Officer

Garth joined us recently and is our Safety Inspection Officer. If you need a registration inspection, globe changed, wiper blades fitted, puncture repair, or any other small job Garth will be happy to help you out



Anne Hines


Anne shares the frontline with Sally. Whether you are phoning to book your car in, dropping your car off or collecting, Anne is ready to look after you.


Sally Foster


Sally shares the frontline with Anne. Whether you are phoning to book your car in, dropping your car off or collecting, Sally is ready to look after you.

Tony and Richard

Richard & Tony Smith


After 40 years we still love coming to work everyday and looking after your car. When Dad started the business in 1974 his main focus was Outstanding Customer Service and nothing has changed!