The Team

MEET THE TEAM OF STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN BUILDING YOUR DREAM MOBILE CAFE BUSINESS


CONSTRUCTION

Since Custom Coffee Vans was born, we have played and modified with more van designs than we can remember. We have used the experience of numerous experts in order to produce not only a reliable product, but one that maximizes operator efficiency. Our expert team of 4 technicians have  55 years of combined experience in the vehicle customization industry.

When you purchase the vehicle from Custom Coffee Vans, you can be sure that it has been built by the most qualified tradesmen in the country. They pioneered the Ice Cream Van generation many decades ago, and have built numerous purpose built custom vehicles.

Have a look at their craftmanship:

Let me introduce you to the team.


ROBERT KIRKPATRICK


Robert Kirkpatrick is a Director of the company. He has years of experience in the industry, having operated his own mobile coffee van, before becoming involved in the conversions. Robert works full time in the company leading the corporate sales division and managing/overseeing all of our production operations. Robert is now leading the Custom Coffee Vans United Kingdom operation.


PHIL GOUGH


Phil Gough is a director of the company. Phil works full time in the company in the sales department. Additionally, Phil oversees the business development and coffee department.


IGOR MURITI

Igor Muriti has worked in the industry for over 35 years. As a licensed bodybuilder, gasfitter, motor home repairer, upholster and cabinet maker, Igor’s depth of talent is understated. Regarded by many in the industry as a pioneer of mobile conversions, his experience in the industry is peerless. Igor is a member of the CMCA and CCIA, preferred repairer and valuer for Lumley Insurance.


GRANT MURITI


With over 10 years experience of working on the most detailed mobile conversions, Grant leads the production team on all of our projects. Grant is a qualified carpenter, joiner, solar technician and licensed LPG gas fitter. Grant’s innovation has seen the team expanding into new territories. Additionally, Grant leads the tendering department and has been invaluable in bringing new business to the company.


RYAN LEHEPUU


With over 10 years in the industry, Ryan assists Grant in out production facility. Ryan is a qualified draftsman, specializing in ergonomic design, layout and unusual requirements. Ryan is a Licensed gasfitter and qualified metal fabricator.


ALEX HOGAN


Alex has been working with the team for over 4 years now and is the perfect assistant to the team. Alex is a qualified cabinet maker and comes from an industry that parallels Custom Coffee Vans. Alex assists in production of the mobile conversions.

 

STEVE & KAREN SADDINGTON


Steve and Karen Saddington assist our clients with all of their business insurance needs. Working from Brookvale Insurance Brokers, the Saddingtons are experts in pricing policies for our clientele. With hundreds of coffee vans Australia wide on their books, they have developed and tailored specific insurance packages for mobile coffee van operators.

Please give the Saddingtons a call to obtain a quote on 02 9934 9700.


ROGER BRIGHT


Roger is our award winning coffee roaster who supplies custom blends to all of our clients across the country. This young man is about as knowledgeable as they come in the industry. Spending years roasting coffee for many larger companies, Roger has absorbed a huge amount of knowledge, and has become an industry leader in the field of roasting. After recently testing his specially designed blends at the National Golden Bean Awards in 2010, Roger has become a major player in the gourmet coffee market.

The Golden Bean brings together the coffee industry in an event that has over 400 roasters competing and over 1,000 entries submitted for review by industry peers by blind tasting. It is nationally recognised as the leading coffee competition in Australia and the biggest of its kind in the world.

Up against the best in the business, Roger cleaned up, Winning Silver and 3 Bronze awards in both Espresso and Milk categories. Roger ranked 6th overall, beating the nations largest and most prominent coffee companies.

Roger won more awards in Espresso and Milk combined than any other roaster in Australia, which is a significant accomplishment.


MICHELLE TRAIL


Michelle leads the finance department at Custom Coffee Vans preferred Hyundai Dealership. Michelle assists our new clients with all of their finance options, packaging together both vehicle and fit-out finance packages. Michelle is both professional and incredibly knowledgeable in her industry and is a valued associate of Custom Coffee Vans.


GARY


Gary leads the commercial sales division for all Hyundai I-Load vehicle purchases. Gary has supplied vehicles to our clients Australia wide. Gary is a terrific salesman who is passionate about helping his clients in any way possible. Please give him a call on to obtain a quote.


CLINT HUMPHRIES


Clint leads our IT division, specializing in SEO and website development. Clint supports our clients who wish to have an online presence for their business. After working for years on large scale corporate programs, Clint is enjoying the rewarding process of supporting small business owners with website development.

With his huge amount of talent and ‘can-do’ attitude, we recommend Clint to all of our clients.