Meet the team

In a small business like ours, it is important that everyone can wear any hat at any time of the day or week. Being a close-knit group with a good sense of humour is an essential formula and has proven the test of time. While it can be stressful at times, it’s a fun place to work and we’re proud of what we achieve and the service we provide.

Rodney

Riding since the age of 5, racing since the age of 12 and a licence holder since two days after his fifteenth birthday (it fell on a Saturday), Rodney has ridden, raced and crashed more motorcycles than most people have had hot dinners. Being technically minded, Rodney is a qualified engineer with many years of experience designing products and machinery from all areas of industry. He has spent time as a design engineer at Triumph Motorcycles in England, as well as a test rider at KTM in Austria. He even did a short stint as a motorcycle journalist! Is there nothing this man hasn’t done? Now the proud father of two children, Rodney is Eurobike Wholesale’s new GM and a nice guy to boot.

Don

Born in Melbourne, Australia but a Kiwi since his teenage years, Don O’Connor founded Eurobike Wholesale, along with his wife Glenys. Don has been a passionate motorcyclist since the 1950s and has an immeasurable wealth of knowledge on motorcycle tuning and setup. With many years of riding and racing under his belt, as well as a lifetime in the motorcycle industry, Don is well regarded as one of the stalwarts of New Zealand motorcycling. Don’t be fooled by his grumpy expression. Generous to a fault, Don is a kind-hearted soul who will go out of his way to help anyone who deserves a fair go and he has the knowledge, experience and resources to make it help that is hard to beat.

Jessie

Marrying into the O'Connor family, Jessie has spent over 20 years living the motorcyclist lifestyle and loves being out on two wheels, whenever the opportunity arises. With a wealth of international experience and a strong background in branding, Jessie spearheads Eurobike’s marketing efforts in between wrangling small children.

Jenny

She was working as a waitress in a pizza bar when we first met her. Jenny came to Eurobike, fresh from polytech as a teenager and has been with us for over 20 years. Keeping the company admin running like clockwork, she is the font of all knowledge at Eurobike and there is virtually nothing she can’t do. She's also the resident expert on the coffee machine, cementing her status as indespensible to the team.

Paul

Paul is a warehouse superstar and whirlwind of energy, organising and sorting the shelves while providing a cheery service to our customers. With his extensive experience in warehousing, as well as a passion and enthusiasm for restoring motorcycles (ask him about old Yamaha dirt bikes), Paul keeps the orders rolling out the door like clockwork, even on the busiest of days.

Glenys

Co-founder of Eurobike Wholesale, Glenys is the matriarch of the company. Now mostly retired, Glenys only helps out when she is needed, but her wealth of experience and knowledge is a valuable asset to the company. Her common sense approach has been the driving factor behind Eurobike’s ability to provide prompt, efficient service to a large number of customers across New Zealand. Not to mention, she also makes a damned fine afghan biscuit.

Bobby

The northern-most Eurobike team member, Bobby is a fully trained Ducati and Triumph mechanic, having worked in bike shops throughout New Zealand and overseas. Now based in Auckland, Bobby is our man on the ground in the north, developing dealer relationships and providing bike stores with a local face to help with product knowledge and information. 

Karen

Back by popular demand, Karen’s cheery voice will be familiar to long standing Eurobike customers. Now a mother of two children and several farm animals, Karen returned to the Eurobike warehouse to help out with the ever-growing demand for high quality motorcycling products. A rider herself, Karen cut her teeth (and broke a few bones) racing motocross and still loves a bit of dirt action when she gets the chance, but equally enjoys getting out on her Ducati Monster for some fun on the asphalt. No stranger to the technical aspects of the job, and always keen to roll up her sleeves, Karen is a valuable member of the Eurobike team.

Craig

A well known face to many in the South Island, Craig brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Eurobike team. From Brittens to Heskeths and everything in between, Craig knows the motorcycle industry inside out and there isn't much out there he doesn't have experience with. As Business Development Manager, Craig contacts businesses right across the South Island to maximise sales and help dealers get the most profitability out of their investments.

Brook

Another avid motorcyclist in the Eurobike team, Brook's current ride is a sparkly looking Triumph T100, but his love of gravel may just have him eyeing up something more adventurous. With his attention to detail and interest in technical features, Brook is soaking up knowledge fast and we reckon it won't be long before he is our go-to person for advice on which products are best for any situation. Brook's main focus will be helping with the mammoth task of keeping our website up to date and easy to follow, while balancing being hands-on in the warehouse - picking, packing and invoicing when demand is high.