Meet Our Staff
Charl Freysen works in the IT division as an Applications Manager executing analysis and redesign of business processes and applications for AMCAP’s Distribution Centres. He originally joined the company back in 2013 as an Analyst Programmer upon first arrival in Australia from South Africa. Prior to working at AMCAP, Charl worked as a Systems Manager at an Agricultural Co-op in South Africa before he decided to make his way to Perth.
There are many business initiatives at any one time that the IT department is involved in. Presently, Charl is focussed on an important Labour Management project that will allow more accurate planning and analysis of staff to task hours and costs that will ensure improved planning and accurate assignment of future resource requirements. He also worked on a successful consignment solution that allows our customers to hold AMCAP stock receiving an invoice and replacement stock as the items are sold. This solution includes invoices, replenishments, part and price updates, usage reports and advanced ship notices as required by each customer.
Outside of work, Charl spends his days off fishing, camping on the beach and taking his two corgie dogs on excursions. Charl also loves playing golden oldies rugby and even though he claims that it takes him 13 days to recover from a game, he still manages to play rugby every fortnight.
In 2006, Calum McIntyre joined AMCAP picking and packing products in the Welshpool warehouse. Today he is a Section Leader and is best regarded as a unique problem solver.
Whilst there are a number of experienced section leaders working in the warehouse, Calum is unique with a ‘Rain Man’ like memory and can find just about any stocked product that may have been misplaced. From his years of experience and knack for all things automotive, Calum is relied on by the whole team as the expert trouble shooter.
Speaking of shooting, one of Calum’s favourite past times is field pistol shooting. As an active member of the Jarrahdale Sporting Shooters Club for the past five years, Calum enjoys participating in the club’s many events. There are a number disciplines to consider however the field pistol provides Calum with more variety including multiple targets and the use of speed and accuracy at various distances.
Calum is also experienced in structural welding having sub-contracted for small business prior to AMCAP. The job security, variety of tasks and company culture that AMCAP provides, affords Calum the opportunity to spend more time on his number one passion, other than that of his fiancé, Miranda, of course who also happens to work at AMCAP. Mention Mazda cars to Calum and his face lights up and he readily admits he could talk all day about them. With four Mazda’s, a V8 Falcon and Landcruiser for 4WDing on his property in Brookdale, moving cars is like a scene out of The Castle! All built in the 70’s and 80’s, Calum’s car collection allows this self-taught mechanic plenty of opportunities to hone his skills, rebuilding each vehicle to their former glory.
Speak to his manager Emma Smith, Warehouse Operations Manager and she says “Calum is a valued member of the team, respected by peers and leaders alike. His care factor and passion to save the company unnecessary expense, his approach to the safety of his team, and his integrity when performing his role, whatever he’s doing, makes him stand out every single day. He regularly is able to go over and above, and sets an excellent example to others. As an all-round nice guy, Calum strives for improvement in what-ever job he’s tasked with. He is team AMCAP through and through.”
Sales Representative Skipper Transport Parts - South West
Jack McPhee joined the AMCAP business as a mining and industrial trainee back in 2013 and is currently the South West Sales Representative for Skipper Transport Parts.
Between 2013 and 2016 Jack held the roles of Parts Interpreter for Skipper Transport Parts, and Mining and Industrial Product Specialist processing sales for BHP Billiton, Citic Pacific Mining, Monadelphous, Ruc Mining and Alcoa.
As the new South West Sales Representative, Jack is primarily responsible for promoting and growing the Skipper Transport Parts commercial vehicle business from Albany across to Esperance. He will work closely with new and existing customers to understand their specific product and service requirements with a view to continuing to improve their overall experience. When calling on commercial vehicle customers, Jack will also promote the broader range of products available.
Jack is one of AMCAP’s Emerging Leaders recently taking part in a formal leadership program with other staff members. In addition to the leadership program, Jack holds a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management and a Certificate III Automotive Parts Sales.
Growing up on his family farm in the town of Kulin, approximately 280km from Perth in the Eastern Wheat belt region of WA, Jack moved on to manage farms in the towns of Ongerup and Borden in the South West of WA. Jack attended boarding school in Albany before moving to Perth post-graduation to pursue a football career.
Jack is excited about his new role that will return him to the South West where he prefers the cold weather and milder summer conditions as well as enjoying the coastline that offers an abundance of beautiful beaches and lakes. “I look forward to working with the people down in the farming region of the southwest as well as Albany as they are incredibly friendly and welcoming,” said Jack.
In Jack’s spare time he still enjoys football in the winter and water skiing and cricket in the summer months.
Sales Representative Skipper Transport Parts - Port Hedland
Fanga Afimeimounga is one of the newest sales representatives for Skipper Transport Parts in Port Hedland, joining the team in June 2016. Fanga hails from Tonga and joins us with recent automotive parts experience from Qube Bulk in their logistics department and at Utah Point, CJD Equipment and Futuris Automotive / Holden in Adelaide.
Education and training are a clear priority to Fanga’s career with a Cert IV in Frontline Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Adelaide. He also holds various tickets to drive forklifts, front end loaders, back hoes, skid steers and mini diggers.
After ten years as a Customer Liaison Officer between Futuris Automotive and General Motors Holden in Adelaide, Fanga commenced his studies at the University of Adelaide before relocating to Port Hedland in 2012. With no previous exposure to truck parts, Fanga was lucky to land a three month role at Truckline before moving to Qube. With a strong interest growing for truck and trailer spare parts Fanga decided to approach Skipper Transport Parts as he thought the business had solid growth potential in truck and trailer parts. Following a number of discussions with Barry Mariu (Branch Manager), Fanga felt that the sales role would offer rewarding challenges and the industry would provide a long term and stable career.
Arriving in Australia from Tonga in 1992, Fanga lived in Sydney and Adelaide before settling in Port Hedland for the past four years with his wife Holoi Pepe and their son Simione who is currently completing year 11. Fanga says that he loves the laid back culture of the town and sites the locals as “just so friendly.”
Asked about what Fanga likes to do in his spare time, he says “I spend most of my spare time fishing and camping, weather permitting. I also umpire Aussie rules football in the North Pilbara Football League.”