Daryl took over the business of Pakenham Radiator Services with his son Ryan as the owner and director in October 2015.
Daryl started his apprenticeship as a mechanic working for Shepparton Toyota in 1977, and after becoming a qualified mechanic in 1981, he completed his Senior Mechanic qualifications with the VACC in 1982.
In 1987, he started his own business as a mobile mechanic, servicing the south-east side of Melbourne, which he operated for several years.
Over the following years, he worked for various Toyota dealerships in Melbourne and Queensland as the head mechanic or workshop foreman. In 2003, he joined the RAAF where he completed 2 overseas deployments and worked all over Australia at different air force bases until taking up the opportunity of purchasing Pakenham Radiator Services.
Experience and Qualifications
With over 39 years of experience in the automotive trade covering all makes and models of vehicles his qualifications include:
Ryan took over the business of Pakenham Radiator Services with his father Daryl as co-owner and business manager in October 2015.
Ryan has worked with Daryl on many different mechanical projects, from go-karts to family cars. Ryan has always been around the mechanical industry working as a spare parts interrupter and sales rep. Ryan has also worked with Actrol Parts, helping commercial refrigeration mechanics with cold room design and sourcing parts for breakdowns.
Ryan has been working hard in the last 12 months to set up the fabrication side of the business with big plans for the future.