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.
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.”
Barry Mariu, Branch Manager
Skipper Transport Parts - Port Hedland
Barry Mariu is the branch manager responsible for the daily operations and sales of Skipper Transport Parts, Port Hedland, leading a small team of seven staff. Barry joined the company back in April 2015 and was drawn to the AMCAP business for its retention rate of staff. Barry said “I was blown away to hear of people that have worked in the same business for 20 plus years. I want to be one of those people.” Prior to joining AMCAP, Barry worked at Complete Portables in Wedgefield, being the first Northwest employee for the company. He was involved in creating the offices, yard, and expanding the northwest client base. Barry also managed Coates Hire in Port Hedland and Newman over a five year period. Barry notes his career highlight thus far was during his time at Coates Hire where he was fortunate enough to be promoted from a general counter person, to assistant manager and on to branch manager in just two short years. As a manager at Coates, Barry completed his Cert IV in Frontline Business Management, and OHS. He also holds a high risk forklift, vehicle mounted crane, and riggers tickets that he acquired in previous roles working with BHP on the rail lines between Port Hedland and Newman.
Barry hails from a background dominated by hire and sales of mining, trade and DYI machinery, across all plant types from large excavators to concrete mixers and transportable office complex’s. Barry has lived in Port Hedland on and off for the past 20 years. “I have spent most of my life in the Northwest, moving to Meekatharra from NZ as a boy in 1989.” Barry said. “The part of Hedland I like most is the people. Although a very transient place by nature of the industries that built this place, everyone is very open and welcoming to all people from all walks of life. All my boys, and my wife were born here, it is home for us.” Barry is happily married to his wife Danielle of seven years, with three young boys between the ages of four and eight. Spare time is hard to come by with such a young family but when Barry and Danielle don’t have BMX, piano lessons, and tutoring for their sons, they generally try and get out of town to go fishing or exploring around the Pilbara with their cruiser and camper in tow.