His business, Auto AC Equipment, is an authorised warranty repairer for the Robinair and Ariazone brands, holding the title of Australia’s largest spare parts stockist for Robinair.
Most of Greg’s work is in the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast areas, with the majority done on-site because his vehicle carries most parts on-board.
He has been in this business for 11 years and relies on word-of-mouth advertising.
What encouraged you to begin working in the motor trade?
As a fitter and turner by trade in the marine industry, I’ve always had an interest in motor vehicles.
What do you enjoy most about work?
Diagnosing faults is the most satisfying part of the job.
What are your hobbies and interests?
Four wheel driving and spending time with my grandchildren.
Where do want to be in 10 years?
I can see myself newly retired and caravanning around the remote parts of Australia.
About the Industry:
How do you think the automotive air- conditioning industry is faring?
From my perspective it is very strong.
Do you think it will get better or worse?
I think it will get better in general, however because of the cost of R1234yf I feel some irresponsible operators are going use cheaper gasses illegally.
What is your view on the use of the new R1234yf refrigerant?
Anything that can improve the quality of the atmosphere in the long term is worthwhile.
Are there things you would like the industry to do as a whole that they not already doing?
Using refrigerant identifiers to be sure of what you’re actually recovering especially when it is being recycled for reuse.
About Greg’s VASA membership:
How long have you been a member?
Why did you join VASA?
To be informed on new refrigerants and their use in existing and electric cars.
How do you use VASA?
To keep up with latest trends and laws.
Do you think VASA has a strong voice in the industry?
Definitely during major changes in auto air-conditioning. I find that seminars are of great use.