Michael has been in the farm machinery industry for over 15 years. He believes in hard work, and providing his customers with the best customer service in the business. He has focused on self-improvement, people skills and raw honesty in his path to serving our demanding industry.
In Michael’s spare time he is a consummate cheerleader for his kids and their love of rugby and dance.
Rikus grew up in the central part of South Africa and started his working career with Barloworld CAT as an apprentice and progressed through various positions in the service environment such as training, workshop management and product support. In 2006 he joined the Daimler Group, looking after key accounts and managing after sales product support for the Freightliner/Western Star brands nationally for a few years, followed by a 5 years stint as service manager with Mercedes-Benz. His affection for customer support resulted in him taking up the positions of area aftersales and dealer support with MAN Truck & Bus SA. After relocating to NZ in 2018, he spent in excess of 3 years with CAT before his appointment as service manager at the JJ’s Christchurch branch.
Rikus's Interests apart from work include aviation/Radio control aircraft as well as hunting. He is also a keen motorcycle enthusiast and likes doing cross country trips, exploring the awesome scenery NZ has to offer
Michael was born in Christchurch started his parts career with North Harbour Ford at the age of 17.
Michael has spent over 13 years in Automotive parts in both dealership and aftermarket and five years in IT before making the decision to go back to parts joining JJ Ltd Christchurch in 2016 as Parts Manager.
Geoff was born in Canterbury but shifted at a young age to Southland where he attended school at Winton Primary & Central Southland Collage. Upon leaving school he worked on a farm for a year before taking a parts roll with W E Gander’s in Invercargill as a junior parts person for eight years eventually moving on to work for Shell Gladstone before becoming the Parts Managers at JJ's in Invercargill for almost 20 years.
In 2018 he took a job as a sale representative for Sparex based in Christchurch so he could be with his partner who already lived there. After three years Geoff has found himself back working for the JJ’s team again but this time as the Branch Manager in Christchurch.
Geoff has a wealth of industry knowledge he brings with him and is a real asset to the Christchurch branch.