Our Team

Experience is key when you work with our specialist consultants, together they offer over 80 years of knowledge in the appliance industry.

 

The kitchen is the heart of your home so when planning a new kitchen, it’s vital to get the appliance selection right. As a third generation family owned and operated business, Brisbane Appliance Sales are the professionals who know how to combine aesthetics and function with a history of great service and professionalism. Our consultants are the best in the business! Together they offer you more than 80 years of experience within the appliance industry to provide Brisbane with the latest products from the worlds leading suppliers of kitchen & laundry technology.

We look forward to meeting you and your family in our Newmarket showroom!

OUR LEGACY

  • Lesley Kemmis

    Lesley Kemmis – Founder 1980

    After many years working as a retail clerk in the Northshore Dishwasher Centre NSW, and as a mother of four, Lesley saw first hand the rise in the popular use of  domestic home appliances such as dishwashers, and clothes dryers through a shift for convenience throughout the 1970’s. Seizing the opportunity, Lesley opened the flagship ‘Tymblack’ Sydney store in 1980. Working in the business full time and with the assistance of her late husband, Phillip and daughter, Judy; Tymblack saw great success as a leader in the home appliance retail sector and subsequently opened another three stores nationwide and evolved as specialists in electrical goods and home appliances.

    In 1990, Lesley handed over the operations of the Brisbane division of Tymblack, ‘Brisbane Appliance Sales’ to her daughter and son-in-law who relocated with their young family to Queensland in order to work and operate the store at a local level.

    The matriarch of the Brisbane Appliance Sales family, Lesley retired in 1995 after selling the remaining three Sydney stores. Her presence is always a welcome sight at Brisbane Appliance Sales, which she visits often, making the long journey from her picturesque country home in Berrima, NSW (complete with chicken coop and llama’s) to also visit her loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  • Judy Mayne & Leigh Mayne

    Judy Mayne – Director

    Now I am happily retired and enjoying  gardening among other things! I love the family atmosphere we have managed to keep with many of our team having been with us for a long time. Also love being able to find the right products to suit my clients’ needs. Sometimes introducing them to new and innovative products they didn’t even know about. It’s wonderful to see how excited they can get.

    Favourite appliance?  Bora Classic Teppanyaki/downdraft and full surface induction

    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? My Miele DGC6800XL combi-steam oven

    What is your favourite dish to cook? Lemon Meringue Pie and home made cinnamon ice cream

    Do you have  any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? Love entertaining friends or going to concerts. If I can, there’s nothing better than visiting the farmers’ markets early in the morning, grabbing a coffee and grazing on the wonderful treats on offer .

  • Daniel Mayne - Managing Director, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Daniel Mayne

    What I like about BAS: BAS is not only my family business; its ongoing success is thanks to the family of people who continue to help build it. With each new day comes a new set of challenges for me, for our team, and for the business. I look forward to what the next 30 years bring.
    Favorite appliance? Our Combi Steam Oven, we use this daily to create everything from simple breakfast items for the kids to meals to entertain friends and family.
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? Our Insinkerator food waste disposer. I can’t imagine coming home to smelly rubbish bins after a hot day anymore.
    What is your favourite dish to cook? We love getting the kids involved in making pizza together. There is nothing better than hearing them proudly announce “I made this!”
    Do you have any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family; I can’t get enough of sharing experiences with them. I also like to listen to live music and go for long rides on my motorcycle, it helps me unwind and disconnect.
    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? Themata by Karnivool.

  • Angie Mayne

    What I like about BAS: I love how flexible & creative my job is.
    Favourite appliance? Without a doubt, I would say the Miele Coffee Machine & ZIP hydrotap with boiling, chilled & sparkling water.
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? I have 2! My washing machine has the option to wash business shirts and you can add a steam finish at the end so I don’t have to iron. And the Miele bagless vacuum cleaner, this appliance is on every day picking up all the crumbs that my kids leave around the house.
    What is your favorite dish to cook? I don’t have a favorite dish but I enjoy cooking special meals/ feasts for friends and family.
    Do you have any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? Passionate salsa dancer (I wish I had more time to practice it) – pool hangs with the family and going for a drive at the beach
    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? Lemon Tree – Fool’s Garden

  • Jason Grant - Commercial Account Manager, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Jason Grant

    What I like about BAS: It’s great to work in a company where you are not just a number, your are part of a family.
    Favourite appliance? Combi Steam.
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? Fridge or washing machine, life would be difficult without one of these.
    What is your favourite dish to cook? Curry, I love a good curry, Malaysian, Thai, Indian any of these.
    Do you have any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? Spending time with the family, travelling, good food and drink…

    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood?

    • Mississippi by Pussycat
    • You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees
  • Kylie Fox - Administration Manager, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Kylie Fox

    What I like about BAS: Close proximity to home and my kids’ school. The flexibility and understanding Management allows to accommodate family commitments.
    Favourite appliance? I’m sure a lot of staff would say the Miele coffee machine but I would have to say the Neff ovens with the slide away doors, so cool!
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? I couldn’t live without a dishwasher and my children don’t like doing dishes so I become the dishwasher
    What is your favourite dish to cook? I love cooking a roast, especially lamb with lemon, oregano, and garlic with crispy vegetables and homemade gravy. With a big family, you can’t beat a roast dinner even in summer.
    Do you have  any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? I love beach camping. Nothing beats reading a book overlooking the ocean in a comfy chair. I don’t mind fishing either, I find it very relaxing. I also love to draw and spend time with my family and listening to music.
    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? Happy – Pharrell Williams

  • Shawn Egan - Senior Sales Consultant, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Shawn Egan

    What I like about BAS: The Great Team

    Favourite appliance? Combi Steam Ovens and Induction Cooktops

    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? A fridge, the most important appliance you can own.

    What is your favourite dish to cook? Slow cooked roast potatoes in duck fat

    Do you have  any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? I collect Books, Medieval and Renaissance Weapons, Pop Culture Props and Replicas but most of my spare time I spend with my Dog “Dougie”

    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? Ride the pony – Billy Idol / Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm

  • David Foley - Sales Consultant, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    David Foley

    What I like about BAS: The freedom of not having to sell what you are told by a large company. more time to spend with clients and more flexibility to meet my clients needs.
    Favourite appliance? Bora professional induction system.
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? My Miele coffee machine.
    What is your favourite dish to cook? Round-bone lamb chops, slow cooked in a dried fruit and curry sauce.

  • Martin Hames - Senior Sales Consultant, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Martin Hames

    What I like about BAS: Family team and free coffee!
    Favourite appliance? Dishwasher, nobody likes washing up.
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? Refrigerator, mmmmm food.
    What is your favorite dish to cook? Pork belly and crackle.
    Do you have any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? Broncos and cricket, as well as walking my German Shepard.
    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm.

  • Ed Gebauer - Senior Sales Consultant, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Ed Gebauer

    What do you like to do on your days off? Gardening, fishing

    How many countries have you visited? Hong Kong, New Zealand, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Philippines, Singapore, China

    What show are you currently watching? Life below zero

    Describe the decoration style in your house. Any dominant colours? Balinese Earthy colours with some rock walls

    What is your type of cuisine and why? Sea Food just love it.

    What advice would you give to an 18-year-old version of yourself? Spend more time with people that really count.

    If you could swap jobs with anyone in your team for a day, who would it be and why?  David Foley, his sense of humour and he’s  much younger than myself .

  • Greg Charlton - Senior Sales Consultant, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Greg Charlton

    Favorite appliance: My first Miele Steamer. Its opened my world to a better way to cook and better tasting food. I couldn’t live without it!

    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? I have 4 appliances that I couldn’t live without – Ice and water refrigerator, Combination steam oven, A quality dishwasher, a quality front load washing machine.

    What is your favourite dish to cook? Roast lamb with fresh rosemary sprigs from our garden, crunchy golden duck fat roast potatoes cooked in my combination steam oven with steamed vegetables on the side and a rich gravy!

    Do you have  any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? I love cooking and spending time with my family, long driving holidays anywhere in Australia, camping with friends, clay target shooting with my son, walking along the beach or in the mountains and gardening. I am currently learning how to care for my late mum’s orchids.

    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? There are lots of songs that make me happy. But I do love a Classic!!, American Pie by Don Maclean.

  • Clive Brooks - Logistics Manager, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Clive Brooks

    What I like about BAS: True family business. The culture and environment are outstanding.
    Favourite appliance? One I don’t have to lift upstairs.
    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? Coffee machine.
    What is your favourite dish to cook? So many, but if I have to choose, salmon and steamed veg, chicken and mushroom risotto, chilli con carne.
    Do you have  any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? Riding my Bike, 4wd driving and fishing, and exploring the great south-east with my beautiful wife.
    What is the song that immediately puts you in a good mood? Face to Face – Alabama.

  • Craig Hartley - Logistics Assistant, Brisbane Appliance Sales

    Craig Hartley

    What I like about BAS: Friendly family business

    Favourite appliance: Miele Oven

    What is one appliance you couldn’t live without? My new fridge

    What is your favorite dish to cook? Roast Pork and crackling

    Do you have  any interesting hobbies outside of work or interests on the weekends? I love growing veggies. I enjoy cooking

     

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