General Sales Manager / Carmichael Ford and Mercedes-Benz Townsville
When Peter McCann started as a sales cadet at Carmichael Ford and Mercedes-Benz Townsville in 1999, he remembers saying to a mate “I don’t really think I’m a car salesman but I’ll give it a go…”. Eighteen years later, and still in the job, he’s well and truly proven himself wrong.
“I was green as grass but I knew I loved talking to people and the feeling I got when someone was so excited about driving out in their new car was exhilarating and addictive,” Peter says. “Last year Mercedes-Benz Townsville achieved Rural Dealer of the Year, which is something we’d been striving for and is the ultimate accolade amongst our peers. As a manager, the biggest thrill is when your staff are succeeding and being recognised.”
“The new Ford Mustang has just arrived at our Ford dealership. It’s a dream car that’s now more affordable and sales-wise it’s going from strength to strength. And for Mercedes-Benz Townsville we built a brand-new showroom a few years ago.
“Our goal is to be market leader in both brands in Townsville and many of our products have received top awards,” Peter says. “We won 4×4 of the Year for the Ford Ranger Dual Cab and Car of the Year for the Mercedes-Benz C 200.”
After work, Peter is keen to get home and spend quality time with his young family – wife Annita and daughters Claire (12) and Julia (10).
“Townsville is a great place to raise a family – not too big and not too small,” he says. “There’s always a cold beer and street cricket at our house on Sunday afternoons.”
77-85 Charters Towers Road Hyde Park
85 Charters Towers Road Hyde Park