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
38 years’ service

Ian is a fully qualified Motor Mechanic and Auto Electrician. His amazing diagnostic skills coupled with his experience put him in the ‘elite’ category of Automotive Technicians. As Ian says, “every day is a learning day” and he always strives to keep up with the latest in motor vehicle technology. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his family, ski paddling, swimming & cycling. He is also a Patrol Captain at Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club.

Ken Miles

Workshop Supervisor/Automotive Technician
27 years’ service

A fully qualified Motor Mechanic, Ken is our Workshop Supervisor. Whether it is a simple service your car requires or a more complex problem, Ken is here to help you. His expert knowledge makes him the ideal person to contact. Away from work Ken enjoys family time, music (he plays a mean guitar!) & boating.

AshleyAshley Newton

Automotive Technician
19 years’ service

Ashley completed his apprenticeship with us in 2003 and we are very pleased he has continued his career with us. Skilled at working on a wide range of vehicles he is only too happy to take on any jobs that are presented to him. Todays cars are complex and Ashley’s great attitude is just what is required to help fix any problems. Outside of work Ashley enjoys riding his motorbike.

Michael

Michael Mascolo

Automotive Technician
12 years’ service

Michael is a European Car Specialist, and in particular, loves Alfa Romeo’s ! With his great work ethic he is committed to making sure your car runs well at all times. A devoted family man, Michael spends all his spare time with his wife and 3 children.

Mike

Mike Pasierbski

Automotive Technician
8 years’ service

Mike completed his automotive training in a GM Dealership in Windsor Ontario and then 8 years ago he decided he wanted to try life down under. Mike is skilled in all aspects of vehicle servicing, including computer diagnostics. A fitness fanatic, Mike also enjoys mountain bike riding and scuba diving.

Garth

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

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Chris Nati

Apprentice

Chris has just completed his HSC and has joined us to begin his apprenticeship. He is very keen on cars and how they work ! With such a great work ethic and a willingness to learn, Chris will be a valuable member of our team.

Anne

Anne Hines

Receptionist

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

Sally Foster

Receptionist

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

Directors

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!