The AMA Panel Division starts with our people who have the experience and training where it counts. We employ over 2,500 team members and each is carefully handpicked for what they bring to our business.
Our repair work is guaranteed for the life of your vehicle. You will find our sites well-located throughout Australia’s metropolitan areas with more than 130 sites across all states and the ACT. All sites utilise the latest standards in technology to deliver a quality and safe repair.
That’s why the AMA Group has earned the trust and endorsement of all the major insurance companies and holds the highest level of ratings for customer service and quick repair turnaround.
Steve Bubulj has over 25 years of insurance experience with extensive knowledge of Supply Chain, Customer Experience, Procurement, Strategy, Claims & Assessing Operations and Product Development.
Steve has a strong background in strategy, organisational change, people leadership, operations and stakeholder engagement.
Steve has held several senior management/executive roles at IAG, Youi, QBE Insurance and joined AMA Group as CEO Panel Division in July 2019. Steve has a background in small business, and is a Board Trustee at ICAR Australia, a not for profit collision repair training organisation.
Darren started his career as a spray painter in his family’s business, Wales Truck Repairs in 1988. With a focus on growth and culture, he grew the business into one of Australia’s leading, multi-award-winning Heavy Vehicle Repair facilities.
In 2014 Darren identified a gap in the market and opened a specialised and dedicated bus repair facility, Wales Bus Repairs. Again, he developed this into the largest and best-equipped premises of its kind. With year on year growth targets met, this too won many major industry awards and is regarded as the industry’s benchmark with world’s best practices adopted.
Darren is a founding member of the AHVRA (Australian Heavy Vehicle Repairers Association), sat on the board of NTI’s first Premium Repairer Council and has gained a reputation throughout the Heavy Vehicle Industry that is second to none.
With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Darren brings a wealth of knowledge to the Heavy Motor Division.
Peter Bubeck commenced in the industry in 1992 as an apprentice panel beater and over a period of 24 years gained experience in all facets of the industry. In 1997, Peter became a Director and the General Manager of Rugolo Motor Body Works.
Throughout 2012, he developed and implemented a revolutionary new method of automotive repairs using innovative technology, defined processes and management in founding RPM – Repair Process Management. The first RPM facility opened in Sunshine West and set the benchmark in express vehicle repairs.
Over the last decade Dave played a critical role in the strategic development, growth, innovation and overall success of Fix Auto in the UK market, its standing as the leading country in the global organisation, and more recently joined the Executive Team at the AMA Group Panel Division.
He has 20+ Yrs experience of working within, growing, and leading teams and businesses in high growth environments to deliver optimal results in terms of outright performance, overall revenue and profitability growth, whilst ensuring maximum value for all stakeholders.
Specific areas of expertise are:
- Strategic Planning and Business Growth
- Change Leadership and Integration management
- Insurer & Client tenders, proposals and presentations
- Commercial & Contract Negotiations
- Financial Planning and P & L Management
- Supply Chain Tenders, integration and Management
- Inspiring People and Leading Teams
- Multi location Operations
- Client Relations
- Analytics and Trend analysis
- IT Innovation and DevelopmentCommunications
- Conference Speaking
- Brand Identity & Strategic Growth
Stephen has held a number of different commercial accounting roles in various industries over the past 20 years. He has always had a passion for finance, and after completing an accounting degree and then went on to secure his CPA qualification, and also an MBA. Stephen joined the smash repair industry in 2007, and he has assisted with Gemini Accident Repair Centres growth as the premier consolidator in the private company arena. Now in his wider role as the Chief Financial Officer for the Panel Division within AMA, Stephen is responsible overseeing the finances of the division, assisting with organic and acquisitive growth opportunities and the management of the back of house operations, contributing to our long term sustainability.
Darrel has extensive industry experience, most recently leading a smash repair consortium as CEO of the Strategic Collision Repair Group. In December 2019 Darrel joined the AMA Group to seek out, negotiate and finalise new acquisition and merger opportunities for the group. Darrel excels in achieving profitable growth through an active engagement process with all key stakeholders, and ensuring the alignment of mergers and acquisitions with the Group’s Strategic Plan.
The AMA Group Heavy Vehicle Repair (Bus & Truck) Network boasts a national footprint which brings together the best-of-the-best in quality, expertise and excellence in customer service.
AMA Heavy Repair network can leverage our:
- Combined knowledge and ongoing investment in equipment, technology and people to meet the heavy vehicle repair industry challenges of today, and into the future;
- Superior craftsmanship from an experienced team of repair professionals;
- Access to state-of-the-art equipment to allow for an extensive range of repair services on all types of heavy vehicles; and
- Strong relationships with all major insurers which means we can quickly assess, quote and complete repairs to ensure buses, trucks and trailers are back on the road as soon as possible.
Find out more on our Heavy Vehicle services here.