Our team

Merits founders

The Merits Australia Team (7)

Ian Rothall

The boss

Ian is primarily responsible for product development.

He has developed a long standing relationship with our supplier, Merits, based on mutual respect.  This gives Ian a great opportunity to provide feedback and have input in the development and improvement of product.

Ian enjoys catching up with family and friends, enjoy watching AFL and supporting the mighty Brisbane Lions.

He obtained his education through the ‘School of Hard Knocks’, and previously worked in the motor industry for 15 years where he obtained a number of qualifications and certificates.

Ian enoys building something and sharing the rewards with all stake holders. He believes smiles are a very important part of the job! 

Ian is proud to say that he, Yvonne and the wider team have built a small import to retail business in SA to a national wholesale company supplying over 150 customers
in every state.

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Yvonne Rothall

The real boss

Yvonne is responsible for the administration of the company, and support in the day to day administration of the Brisbane warehouse. 

Yvonne loves going to the theatre, has just taken up bike riding and is doing her best to learn Italian!

Yvonne prides herself on having learnt more through running a succesful, nationwide company, and from life than she ever did at school!

She loves working with Ian to build the business and has loved the 20+ year, (bumpy at times) journey they have been on with Merits Australia.

Yvonne is grateful for the people that have taken the journey with her, and notes the people she’s met along the way have made it fun and rewarding.

If Yvonne could choose a them song it would be Helen Reddy I am woman!

The Brisbane team

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Simon McKenzie

Regional Sales Manager

Simon likes going to watch basketball, AFL, and live concerts. He loves spending time in his garden and having fun with his wife, two kids and his two dogs.

Simon loves helping clients find the best product option possible, providing assistance to ensure each client makes the right choice of product for their individual needs.

Not only does Simon take pride in his work, but he also finds joy in making great relationships with clients – some of which have become lifelong friends!

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Jonothan Keen

Warehouse assistant

Jonothan admires the dedication of his fellow workers, and loves to share a laugh with them. He finds the Merits Australia team a great crew to work with, sharing a great sense of trust with both Merits Australia’s dealers and also with each other.

Jonothan’s work theme song is Taking Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. The chorus says it all –

“Taking care of business, every day! Taking care of business, every way!”

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Gary Williams

Warehouse assistant

Gary is 62 years old, going on 21! He is a proud married family man, with two boys and a future daughter-in-law to complete the household. He loves to holiday in his caravan, having recently completed a five month trip over Australia, stopping at all the best fishing spots!

Being a keen problem solver, Gary enjoys identifying, analysing, and correcting any potential faults before they arise, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

His work theme song is Sweet Child Of Mine by Guns And Roses!

The Adelaide team

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Scott Hocking

Warranty Supervisor

Scott is a proud father of four, with two children in their 20’s, and two teenage twins.

In his spare time, Scott is heavily involved in his local bowling club (shout out to Adelaide Bowling Club!), where he both participates and also coaches.

Scott’s past careers include being a Master Cobbler and a Master Cordwainer, but today he is proud to be working for Merits Australia.

His working soundtrack includes One Bud Wiser by Gretchen Wilson and The Muppet Show Theme!

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Tim Joppich

National Sales Manager

Tim has been working with Merits Australia since 2003, starting his career as a Parts & Service Manager. His customer focus saw him move into Retail Sales, before promptly being promoted to Store Manager, and ultimately landing in his current role.

With his extensive product knowledge of Merits Australia’s equipment, and his unique understanding of the retail sales environment, Tim’s experience is second to none.

Tim takes great pride in his work, and seeks to forge strong long term relationships with his agents and clients.

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Trevor Bowley

Regional Sales Manager

Trevor is Merits Australia’s Warehouse Manager, however he takes many various tasks under his wings. His 35 years experience in the electronics industry, combined with his finesse for relationship management, sees Trevor as a conduit between sales, parts, and service.

Trevor’s go-getter attitude and attention to detail has seen him become a vital component in supporting our agents.

When he’s not relaxing in Bali, Trevor’s main responsibly is to keep Tim in line and our agents happy!

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Edi Salvagno

Technician assembler

Edi works hard as Merits Australia’s QA Technician, but in her spare time she enjoys catching up with friends and family, going for walks, visiting the cinema, and loves to travel with every chance she gets.

Edi thrives in a diverse environment, enjoying the challenges that come with learning something new, and sharing the rewards with the team and with stakeholders.

Ensuring clients happiness with Merits Australia’s service is important to Edi, which is proven evident through her commitment to assembling and shipping quality products.

 

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Wayne Langley

The parts man

Wayne’s World; a dark cavern at the back of the warehouse, known as the Parts Department! Wayne is a relative newcomer, but his ability to make sense of 10,000 different parts for 50 diverse lines and various models is a tribute to his tenacity and many years of experience working in parts departments. 

His ability to do this all in good humour and his single-mindedness to do the very best for his customers is testament to his focus on customer service.

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Asad Imran

The one and only numbers guy

When not crunching numbers, Asad loves spending his time with his wife and his three children. His favourite activities involve tending to his garden, or watching his kids soccer and cricket matches.

Asad has over 18 years experience in finance, with qualifications in Accounting and Financial Management.

His proficiency with budgeting, GST matters, statutory and management reporting, ERP, and staff mentoring makes him a fundamental and valued part of our team.

The Sydney team

 

 

 

 

Greg Coman

Regional Manager

Greg is a married father of three, who loves to start the day with a good coffee and to end it with a cold beer. In between refreshments he enjoys surfing, modifying motor bikes and cars, and embarrassing his kids with his dad jokes!

Greg has certificates in Supervison, Management, Work Health and Safety, Connect and Disconnect High Voltage, and an Electrical trade certificate.

His work anthem is Rather Be by Clean Bandit. He says, “as it states in the song – there’s no place I would rather be!”

 

 

 

 

To be appointed

Warehouse Manager

Coming soon