Amy is our Managing Director and comes to us with 15 years experience in business and planning. She has owned award winning businesses and was a finalist in the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2017 for Strategy & Planning in Business and Employer of the Year.
“I’m super excited to have joined the automotive world after purchasing Platinum Wheels in June 2018. It is such a neat culture and is an environment I’ve always been enthusiastic about. I’m stoked with the new family I have at Platinum Wheels and amazed every day at how knowledgeable and passionate our whole team is about what we do.”
Brad is our Operations Manager and co-ordinates the team that make your cars look awesome! Brads’ focus is to work with customers to help them create just the right custom look they are after. He also works closely with our suppliers to bring the latest and greatest products to you, as well as taking care of day to day management and administration.
“I’m passionate about my Euro vehicles, but I love the variety that Platinum Wheels brings. Meeting so many different people, different cars, working with people and understanding their personal tastes and preferences and helping them transform their vehicles into something unique. I love the satisfaction that I get to bring to peoples’ lives.”
Donald is our Workshop Manager, spending his time managing jobs and timeframes, as well as being hands on with the tools. Donald has been working with cars for the last 8 years but has been around cars his whole life. Donald also started NZ Speedshop which specialises in driveshaft loop kits and custom fabrication.
“To me, cars are more than just getting from A to B. They have personality. Each car represents its own individual extension of oneself. A car can tell so much about someone. How they care for them, how they present them. It’s a pretty personal thing and it’s pretty sweet being able to help people create their ideal vehicles.”
Mikey is our Sales Manager and brings a wealth of knowledge around wheels, tyres and all the nitty gritty stuff around what will fit and what won’t. Mikey is possibly the first person you’ll come into contact with at Platinum Wheels, taking our customers through the process of choosing new wheels, tyres, suspensions, or whatever it is you want to do to modify your vehicle. Mikey has been involved in the car scene for 10 years and is one of the founders of Cannonball Run NZ and now runs Gumboot Rally.
“I love working with the team at Platinum Wheels. The whole team have so much knowledge, expertise and passion for cars. We all live and breathe cars outside of work as well as at work. There’s not much better than dealing with cars and car people every single day!”
Jared is our Mechanic and brings 11 years of technical experience and knowledge to the team. Jared works closely with Donald in the workshop and does everything from mechanical to alignments, fitting tyres and light fabrication. He’s hugely passionate about his cars and has an R32 Skyline coupe drift car which he built over the last 4 years.
“The thing I love about working at Platinum Wheels is that it’s different from your typical servicing and basic mechanical work which you’d ordinarily be doing in the automotive industry. Every day we get to work with people, modifying their cars to make them look cool. Modifying vehicles is my passion.”