The Team

Ben Buckle
Manager & Part-Owner of German Automotive.

Ben Buckle began his European vehicle career at the former luxury car dealer Peck & Stokes. Training on BMW, Ben became an award winning apprentice before broadening his knowledge at Geelong’s Volkswagen, Audi and Renault dealer. Ben’s passion for his work, and in particular prestige European cars, is clearly apparent with the quality of his workmanship. In 2007 Ben joined Hunter Cuthill and is now joint owner and manager of German Automotive.

Helen Trand
Qualified Technician

Helen has a wealth of Volkswagen experience, having worked for the VW dealer network over the last 15 years. Now with other European vehicle experience under her belt she is a first-rate technician. Helen’s excellent people skills and enthusiasm for the role is admirable and makes her an extremely valuable member of the team. You will likely speak with Helen at some point when contacting German Automotive.

Macauley Cox
Qualified Technician

Macauley is our newest fully qualified technician. He has significant experience not only as being head technician but managing multiple automotive workshops across Australia. He now turns his focus back to the work he enjoys most – maintaining and repairing European vehicles. His natural leadership skills and complete knowledge of how a workshop operates makes him an incredibly valuable member of the team.

Michael Kynoch
Qualified Technician

Michael comes to us from the dealer, as he sought to find more challenging and in depth work with an independent European vehicle specialist. Michael is able to handle complex work on all Euro makes. He has a true passion for cars spending a significant amount of his spare time restoring project cars to showroom condition. Michael has become a fantastic technician over the course of his apprenticeship with us, and we look forward to him to continue his growth.

Sebastian Pretorius
Apprentice Technician

Sebastian jumped at the opportunity to begin a challenging apprenticeship, working with the latest European vehicles. We are very proud of his progress so far and are confident that with careful training and the guidance of our qualified technicians, he will become a first-class technician himself.

Kane Holiday
Apprentice Technician

Kane joins the team at GA after already completing some of his apprenticeship at the dealer. We are impressed with his enthusiasm to learn the trade and make a career in the automotive industry. We are very happy to have Kane on board and we are sure that with guidance and training from our qualified technicians, he will become an excellent European vehicle technician.

Sarah Jones

Sarah’s broad role at GA covers all manner of administration work and beyond. Challenged with the responsibility of managing nearly every other aspect of German Automotive that does not include working on vehicles, she does an exceptional job. Especially competent and genuinely friendly, you will find her an absolute pleasure to deal with. We are very proud to have Sarah as the first point of contact for the German Automotive team.