Grant & Cindy Geelan - Co-Owner, Autohaus Hamilton
Grant served his Mechanical Apprenticeship at Scuderia Veloce Motors Lindfield, now Porsche Centre Willoughby. Adding an extra six years on top of his initial four enabled him to be fully trained and qualified in both Porsche and Ferrari. Grant joined Autohaus Hamilton as a Senior Mechanic in 1997 and after five years, Grant and his wife Cindy took up Ian Hamilton’s offer to purchase the business allowing Ian to hang up his overalls and retire.
Being Owner and Principal Mechanic, Grant still continues to put his heart and soul into maintaining the brilliant reputation Autohaus Hamilton upholds. Offering Autohaus customers a large range of specialist services, knowledge and a home away from home.
Cindy keeps our office and reception running smoothly, providing specialised care that our valued clients deserve. Allowing Grant to spend more of his time on what he loves best, working on Porsches, whilst maintaining a close relationship with Autohaus customers.
Having been married to Grant for 17years, Cindy has been around Porsches, Motorsport and more importantly Autohaus Hamilton for long enough to know that only the highest level of service will suffice.
Scott Lang - Co-Owner, Sales, Autohaus Hamilton
Scott is a Porsche fanatic who has managed to combine his passion with his career. He co-owns and manages the running of Autohaus Hamilton Sales, alongside Grant. Having personally owned 12 Porsches over the last 10 years, Scott well and truly knows the brand and what it takes to live with them on a daily basis. By using his intimate knowledge of the brand, Scott sources the perfect Porsches for our customers.
James Reinhardt - Co-Owner, Parts, Autohaus Hamilton
James has been apart of the Autohaus Hamilton team since 2011, coming from a professional background in business consulting and systems implementation and has always been a petrol head. His passion for Porsche started with the realisation you only have to look beneath the skin of a Porsche to see its parts and its Motorsport history. James joined Autohaus Hamilton for the opportunity to with knowledgeable people who are enthusiastic about what they do, in an environment where he could make a tangible contribution.
James head the Autohaus Hamilton Parts Division, where his background has helped implement structure and build a division that can advise on, source and provide Porsche parts to all our customers. He is passionate about customer service.
Peter Thompson - Workshop Manager, Autohaus Hamilton
Peter has been apart of the Autohaus Hamilton family for nearly two years. In that time his skill set has helped take Autohaus Hamilton's workshop to a whole new level. Peter has been a part of the motor industry for 18 years and has been factory trained on Ferrari, Maserati, BMW and most importantly Porsche.
At the young age of 24 Peter won top technician within the United Kingdom and Ireland for BMW, 12 years later he has continued his career in Australia. Peter’s love for the automotive industry stretches across every aspect of service, racing, rally and restoration.
Australia wasn’t the first stop on his world tour of obtaining more skills with Peter also having worked in Boston, Malaga, Valoir and Manchester. Through his travels and his never ending pursuit for more knowledge he has completed a business and management degree, and is a qualified auto electrician. If all his international experience, training and awards weren’t already enough, Peter went on to win the BMW Top Technician award for the UK and Ireland again in 2006… and '07!
Peter has been promoted to Workshop Manager in late 2016, now giving him the responsiblity of managing the workshop, the team and the jobs on. He's now the first point of contact for customers and the last smiling face they'll normally see when picking up their prized possesion.
Rick Frankford - Service Adviser, Autohaus Hamilton
Rick’s been in the automotive game a long time first starting his apprenticeship January 1977 with Murphy Johnston imported cars in Brookvale working with Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia. Ultimately expanding to include Subaru, VW and Audi. During this time Rick also prepared and was actively involved with Group E and Group A motorsport with Alfa Romeo.
Fast forward to current day and he’s done it all from mechanic, foreman, workshop manager, service adviser and finally service manager with Mazda, Subaru, Volvo, Harley Davidson and now finally us – Autohaus Hamilton. We’re excited to have Rick apart of the team and welcome his wealth of knowledge.
Tim Andersen - Senior Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Tim also worked at Scuderia Veloce Motors Lindfield and moved to Porsche Centre Willoughby, where he was employed for sixteen years. His duties included working as Workshop Manager, Head Mechanic and Road Tester.
Tim first started his apprenticeship early 70’s servicing Leyland Products and XU1s, Chargers, GT Falcons almost every night, leaving weekends for building and maintaining race cars. After completion of his apprenticeship, Tim spent two years in the United States of America.
On return from his time abroad, Tim helped develop and construct a Commodore in six weeks for the 1980 Bathurst and placed third outright. His 31 years of experience with Porsche has seen Tim attend and complete many training courses including fatory training in 1986 which included Weissach R&D Centre, where 959’s were being tested and race department was full of Le Mans and Paris Dakar cars.
During the split of Ferrari and Porsche at Willoughby, Tim made the decision that Porsche was to continue being his chosen path. Helping set up Porsche Centre Willoughby’s Service Department.
Tim joined the Autohaus Team in 1998 as a Senior Technician, and now Head Mechanic, Lead Tester and Trainer. With his years of knowledge working on all models of Porsche, Tim shares his exceptional history of these fine cars with our customers.
Sergio Capozzi - Marketing & Events Manager, Autohaus Hamilton
Sergio joined us with a diverse background in automotive marketing and events. Since 2002 he’s been activity helping fellow car enthusiasts experience and enjoy the pleasure of their own pride and joy. By thinking slightly out the box and always bringing things back to their purest form he has captured the very essence of what it is to be a ‘car guy’. Fast forward fourteen years and he’s coordinated and executed events, meets and drives across Australia. Through all these milestones he has endeavoured to capture the stories of the people, the cars and the road; telling these stories through multiple digital mediums.
His passion runs deep through Autohaus Hamilton’s past, current and future. His never ending pursuit to help us provide ways for our customers (our family) to enjoy, share and remember their passion of Porsche.
Stuart Bruce - Senior Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Stuart is originally from Scotland, but has been living in Australia for 10 years now. Stuart comes with a wealth of knowledge from his involvement in Motorsport in the UK and his engineering background makes him a tremendous asset to our motorsport department. Stuart can also turn his hand to service work in our main workshop as and when required. His rich history has given him a great understanding of the earlier air cooled cars, but he is also our master of fabrication and restoration.
Stuart earliest memory of Porsche was the gift of a poster for a childhood birthday; it was a collection of Porsches on a cobbled street which had a black 911 Turbo Targa and he thought, yeah that’s my car! It’s a privilege having Stuart apart of the Autohaus Team and we can’t wait to find him that black Turbo.
Matt Worsley - Specialist Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Matt is our Engine and Gearbox Specialist. After 2 years at Porsche Centre Willoughby embarking his Mechanical Apprenticeship, found his first career change moving to another reputable Porsche specialist and joining the V8 Supercars for a few years.
Working for a few development series team and a main series team, taught him a lot about working under pressure, working on highly developed systems and teamwork under pressure. After completion of his apprenticeship and starting a new chapter of his life, Matt met Grant and joined the Autohaus Team.
Matt focuses on Engine and Gearbox; he completes a lot of the track and motorsport engines, including all the custom work. He doubles as one of our Motorsport Specialists, supporting our customers in Club Sprints, TCM, Carrera Cup and Australian GT.
James Brennan - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
James started off at a multi-franchise dealership in the Hills area of Sydney, where he completed his mechanical apprenticeship. After finishing his apprenticeship he joined the Autohaus Hamilton team to continue his love affair with anything classic. Whilst working at Autohaus, James has had the opportunity to work on some amazing and very rare cars, whilst recently started to tackle the world that is 356.
James passion for cars has now become a tangled love with his Wife, they spend most their weekends driving to new cafes, restaurants and enjoying everything Sydney has to offer. His passion for the finer details and classic’s makes James a very important part of our Autohaus team.
Liam Moxon - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Liam came to Autohaus Hamilton straight from school to embark his four year Mechanical Apprenticeship. He will achieve this goal come mid-2015, and is already a valuable asset to the team.
He expresses huge inspiration working with the Autohaus Team and being able to do my apprenticeship here. Liam enjoys being able to learn much more and have a far greater variety of work, and therefore experience.
Liam’s passion for cars came at a very young age, and at 8 was introduced to Porsches through his Step Father who now collect and rebuild cars together. His favourite cars to work on are earlier cars; G-series, small bumper and impact bumper cars.
Peter Hollings - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Pete joined us in 2014 after completing Certificate IV in Motorsport at TAFE and not to embark his Mechanical Apprenticeship.
Pete’s always had a passion for Motorsport and started racing go karts, which he built up and maintained himself, at a very young age. He saw the Autohaus Team at the track a few times and noticed they were doing interesting work with cars that were very desirable themselves.
After doing some research Pete applied to start his apprenticeship at Autohaus. Peter is currently enjoying working with a deeper, more varied experience than he’d find elsewhere. Working on a full range of Porsches and performing just about any kind of work that’s possible with the cars on hand.
Lawrence Lee - Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Lawrence is the newest Technician to join the team at Autohaus Hamilton. His passion for the brand shone brightly when we were first in contact with him, leaving an ever inspiring impact on us all. Originally from Asia Lawrence moved to Australia 8 years ago, already completing his automotive studies he began working with J & F Motors in Richmond Victoria.
Dealing with quite a lot of air-cooled cars (mostly VW) sparked the fire within Lawrence’s soul, slowly but surely getting the opportunity to work on Porsche Flat-6’s and the rest was history. Fast forward multiple years and the Porsche craze hitting the internet with such personalities like Magnus Walker, RWB and Australia’s very own Autohaus Hamilton gave Lawrence a vision for the future!
Now residing in Sydney, Lawrence is a fully qualified technician and an integral part of our team, he is injecting his passion daily into all aspects and branches of the business learning exactly what it is to be living the Porsche.
Michael James - Apprentice Technician, Autohaus Hamilton
Michael is the youngest member of the Autohaus Hamilton family, at just 16 years old.
Michael loves the look of all Porsches and likes that there is a model for every possible taste and something for every enthusiast. His favourite Porsche model is the 964 which he likes for its subtle lines and 90s styling.
Being a millennial, Michael is a keen PC gamer and likes racing games like Need for Speed. One day he would like to own his Porsche workshop.
Alex Phillis - Junior Accountant, Autohaus Hamilton
Alex is the newest member to our admin team, working alongside our accounts manager and currently studying a Diploma of Accounting through TAFE with a plan to continue onto a Bachelor Degree once complete. His first memory of Porsche started at a young age when his dad (a long term customer of Autohaus Hamilton) showed up unexpectedly in a 964 Targa and said, 'Jump in - let's drive!'. A car still in the family today.