Meet the Team
At Northpoint Toyota we are committed to creating memorable experiences - It's 'The Northpoint Way'!
Robert Hoey - Owner
Robert formed Northpoint Toyota in 1984, a business that was very different from today. He began with 20 employees selling 30 vehicles per month from one location. Robert has achieved much since those times including a stint as board member for Port Power FC. Today Robert enjoys golf, travelling and spending time with his grand children. He is still as passionate about Northpoint as he was over 30 years ago.
Ben Goldsmith - CEO and Principal
Since 2004 Ben has held multiple leadership positions within the Northpoint team. Ben has a wealth of experience both within and outside the Automotive industry and is passionate about creating a positive environment full of memorable experiences for everyone who comes into contact with Northpoint.
Phil Ailion - General Manager
Phil has been with Northpoint for over 22 years contributing in many areas of the business and huge growth in our fleet management services. Phil oversees some very big fleet operations with a huge responsibility in ensuring some of our iconic Australian companies like BHP and Santos remain satisfied customers. In 2016 Phil was given the additional responsibilities of managing our Service & Parts departments.
Tony Robinson - General Manager Pt Augusta
Tony has been in the auto industry for over 27 years and has vast experience and knowledge in vehicle sales and finance. Tony has filled numerous management roles such as Sales Manager, Finance and Insurance Manager and Fleet Finance Manager at various Northpoint locations including other dealerships earlier in his career.
Adam Nicholson - Branch Manager Prospect
Adam has been in the motor industry since 2005, he started as a trainee Pre-Owned Vehicle Salesperson and has since worked in a number of sales roles within the Northpoint Group. Adam is Branch Manager (GM) at our Prospect Location. His passion is creating memorable experiences for our guests.
Brendan Eime - Branch Manager Hillcrest
Brendan began his careers at Northpoint in 2003 as a sales trainee. In that time he has served in many diverse sales roles and taken on large responsibilities. Brendan's experience and achievements coupled with knowledge of Toyota and other brands equips him with the perfect background for the Branch Manager role (GM).
Vince Ruotolo - New Car Sales Manager Prospect
Vince started his career at Northpoint in 2005 as a New Car Sales Consultant. Since then he has experienced various roles within the Sales Department where he was awarded New Car Sales Person of the Year and Business Manager of the Year SA/NT for 2013. Vince enjoys spending his spare time with his family of 4 boys riding bikes, playing soccer and supporting the various sports his kids are involved with.
Travis Ryan - New Car Sales Manager Hillcrest
Travis served his apprenticeship in sales for many years and has wonderful mentoring and leadership skills. Travis is Sales Manager for our Hillcrest Toyota Dealership. Travis is easy going and fun to work with.
Josh Royle - Sales Manager Windsor Used
Josh has come to us from a prominant South Australian dealership where he had worked in various senior roles. Since taking over at Windsor their sales have improved significantly.
John Price - Service Manager Hillcrest
John started with Northpoint in May 2017. John has over 20 years experience in Service Management and his presence brings a smile to staff and guests alike.