Pilsen Auto

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Pilsen Auto


Rafiq Sumar

Simply Older Still Clever Ambassador

Rafiq is going to join the Pilsen Auto team in January 2020, brought on board through their participation in the ‘Simply Older, Still Clever’ programme.

Rafiq has lead a vast, exciting and challenging career in the aviation industry throughout his life, starting in ticketing and working through the ranks in several countries. His longest stint was over 17 years with Saudi Arabian Airlines! In his day to day he would oversee 900 tonnes of fresh produce be transported around the world, he is the man who set up the Irish -Qatar airline route!

Rafiq has what he calls a ‘VBE – very broad experience’ and anyone who meets him in Pilsen ŠKODA will attest to his positive, warm nature. Hailing originally from Kenya, with Indian heritage, Rafiq fell for the Irish charm and now lives in South Dublin with his family.

Starting in January, Rafiq will be on hand in Pilsen ŠKODA to assist their customers with any queries. We can’t wait to have him on board with the team at Pilsen, no doubt once you meet him you’ll see why!

Mick Kenny

General Manager

Mick joined the Pilsen Auto team with a wealth of experience over various brands such as Renault and BMW in both the Irish and UK markets. Mick is the driving force behind our focus on customer satisfaction and he is responsible for the day to day management of the dealership.

Robert Brennan

Sales Manager

Robert has been involved in Motor sales since 2008 and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the team at Pilsen Auto. When away from the office, Rob also runs and competes in the Irish Touring Car Championship.

Jeff Gannon

Business Manager

Jeff joins the team with extensive experience within the motor industry with various brands, most recently Audi. Jeff looks after finance applications for our customers and ensures the very best service in doing so! Also naturally enough, his calculator is his best friend!

Jeff Gannon

Ciaran Gill

Sales Executive

Ciaran joined the Pilsen team in October 2017, a dublin native and with extensive experience selling vehicles – including commercial vehicles! Ciaran’s experience with other brands and vehicles gives him the added edge when looking after the Pilsen customers.

ciaran gill

Daniel Knocker

Sales Executive

Daniel is the youngest member of the Pilsen team and his passion for cars shines through to everyone he meets. As a friendly and knowledgeable Sales Executive Daniel is committed to looking after his customers. Before becoming an integral member of the Pilsen team in February 2017 Daniel worked in retail.

Daniel Knocker Skoda Sales

Johnny McAuley

Service Manager

Johnny is the Pilsen Auto Service Manager. He has over 22 years’ experience working within the motor trade, starting his career on the workshop floor as an Auto Electrician working for  Mercedes, VW, Audi and Mazda. He has spent the last 12 years working as a Service Manager with  Ford and Mazda. Johnny’s ethos is to continually train all staff so they can deliver the best standard in customer service possible.

Carl Rafferty

Service Advisor

Carl is a fantastically knowledgeable Service and Parts Advisor. Carl started his career in the motor industry as a technician for the Ford brand in December 2005 before working his way up to Workshop Controller. He joined the Volkswagen Group in 2012 where he settled into the role of Service Advisor. Carl joined the Pilsen Team in October 2016.