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Dino Di Benedetto

Dealer Principal

Dino was first introduced into the motor industry as a used car sales consultant in 1994. In 1999 after 5 years in the role, Dino moved into an emerging Volkswagen brand and has been associated with the brand since then. His understanding of all things Volkswagen is unrivalled within the Volkswagen brand. His consistent and determined approach for knowledge growth in the motor industry & customer service has seen him rise through the business. Dino was appointed Dealer Principal in 2008 charged with the ultimate responsibility of overseeing all dealership operations.

Having now come a long way, Dino is the first ever recipient of the Diamond Dealer Principal Award within Australia. The Diamond award is the highest honour bestowed upon a dealer globally with recipients having to continuously display operational excellence in sales, servicing, customer satisfaction and parts sales.

He believes that "...the success of Waverley Volkswagen is directly related to the importance of working together with the community and his valued employees...". In his spare time Dino enjoys spending time with his family, following Carlton Football Club, the Sydney Roosters, travelling and enjoying great food. He is proud of his Italian heritage and was born and raised in Melbourne.

Message from Dino:

My proudest work achievement was being awarded Volkswagen National Dealer of the Year in 2012 for passenger and commercial vehicles also for receiving the Diamond Dealer Principal Award within Australia for 2017. This is a testament to my team's relentless commitment to best practice. I always ensure our valued customers and employees are treated with the utmost respect. I always invest heavily in my team's product & customer service training as the Motor Industry evolves.

"To succeed now and into the future we've got to make Waverley Volkswagen the benchmark in customer service in the Motor Industry."

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Deniz Akpala

General Sales Manager

Deniz was welcomed to the business in 2011 taking up the roll of Assistant Sales Manager. After quickly gaining valuable experience in all facets of the dealership he was promoted to New Car Sales Manager and then General Sales Manager, overseeing the new and commercial vehicle sales departments. He believes, "the Success of Waverley Volkswagen is directly related to the quality of customer feedback". In his spare time Deniz enjoys motoring around Victoria on his motorbike and experiencing other cultures by travelling the world.

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Stuart Aitken

Commercial Sales Manager

Stuart first started at the site in 1997 as an apprentice Parts Interpreter. After gaining valuable experience in a variety of roles, he returned in 2010 to take on the Commercial Sales role. He believes that, "The Success of Waverley Volkswagen is directly related to the quality of people we have onsite". In his spare time, Stuart enjoys spending time with his young family. His outside of work interest covers most sports, "Anything where there is Competition or a Ball", particularly Motor Cross.

For all your Commercial, Touring or Four Wheel Drive requirements, please contact Stuart Directly.

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David Petrucci

Senior Business Manager

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Thomas Marshall

Parts Manager

Tom worked on the site for 5 years before going overseas, where he worked for a Volkswagen Commercial dealership in the United Kingdom. He has returned and been with Waverley Volkswagen for a further 7 years, being promoted to Parts Manager. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and tinkering with computers.

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