6×6 Australia Employees

Bob and wife Karen, Steve, BJ, Geoff, and Mike.

BOBBY JAMES –

FOUNDER, CHEIF EXECUTIVE, & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Bob works throughout all operations, overseeing every aspect of every build. He is Founder, CEO, Technical Director and Head of R&D at 6X6 AUSTRALIA Pty Ltd.

 

KAREN JAMES – COMPANY SECRETARY

Karen has been with Bob since way before our company’s inception, now working behind the scenes as his devoted and fiercely loyal and faithful Personal Assistant. She is a leading company Executive working to keep us forging ahead onto our next generations of family.

 

STEVE JAMES – COMPANY EXECUTIVE

Steve completed his Coach-building apprenticeship with us back in 1999 and now works as Executive Director & Company Treasurer, only welding Chassis and Suspensions very occasionally (like to help to men achieve a deadline).

 

BRENDAN “B.J.” JAMES –

WORKSHOP OPERATIONS MANAGER

B.J. started out as a Certified Boilermaker tradesman, now working as Vehicle-builder to take charge of the Manufacture and Assembly Floors.

He leads our Tradesmen on the Floor to build the vehicles on time and under budget, all with a mindfulness for quality that makes him seem very fussy ad particular.

He keeps the productivity ship running tight and commands respect from his men with the warmth and magnetism that only his Old Man could match. Everybody loves BJ.

 

MELANIE BETH JAMES – OFFICE MANAGER

Mel came to us in early-2019 to take over the Office Operations from Steven as he moves to shift focus toward other aspects of his role as Executive. Mel works in Office Management with a focus on Marketing, Promotion, and capture of Sales Figures increase. Mel works closely with BJ in overseeing all operations on the Production/Assembly Floors.

 

GEOFF – MOTOR TRIMMING/UPHOLSTERY

Geoff works on a casual basis when we have any custom Motor Trimming/Upholstery Bodywork contracts to complete, and he guides the Work Teams on each aspect of these projects.

 

BREEZY – APPRENTICE COACH-BUILDER

Breezy started with us in February 2017, and is staying on to complete his apprenticeship as an Automotive Coach-builder. 

With all his overtime hours worked since Feb. 2017, and all the “Late Night Deadlines” achieved with us since then, he is set to complete his apprenticeship 6 months early in Mid-2020.

 

THE WORK CREW

Bob works with two  of his sons, Stevo & BJ (both Vehicle-builder Tradesmen), one of his brother-in-laws Geoff (Motor Trimmer), his daughter Mel (Office Manager), and Mike (Apprentice Bodymaker).

From time-to-time we employ Casual Tradesmen &/or Labour staff when required.

Our small team of dedicated workers band together, supplying homegrown craftsmanship and good old-fashioned “Hard Yakka” as we honour our customers by honouring ourselves, our company name, and our product.

Stevo on a 6X6 chassis (@2008)
BJ on chassis (@2011)
Bob & Mike with ‘the TANAMI’ (Nissan GQ Patrol 6X6 utility demo rig, @2016)

 

Stevo n’ BJ into it

BJ & Rio-Tinto bus
Rolly inspecting BJ & Geoff’s trimming work (near completion)

 

 

Frame shop work
Rolly inspecting B.J.’s chassis work