The team

The team

Launceton Team

Simon Hrycyszyn

Owner and Director

Simon Hrycyszyn

Living life at full throttle, Simon bought the property in 1975 and opened the dealership in 1978. A trained motor mechanic, he started the business by himself with a determination and vision that you can see in the Dealership today. Simon still owns the motor from his first Harley-Davidson Sportster and a 1977 Super Glide which he purchased new. The love of his life is his 1980 Super Glide Trike, which has a hand built rear end and Springer front end. Simon’s next purchase is a 100th Anniversary Springer, fully customised with genuine Harley-Davidson accessories and Australian-made Drag Way Wheels. Simon’s next purchase was a 2008 FXSTSSE Screamin Eagle Softail Springer.

Merilyn Hrycyszyn

Marketing Manager

Merilyn Hrycyszyn

Merilyn has a wide variety of skills, leaving college in Year 11 for a nursing career, then working in Hospitality, at Silver Service Restaurants running bars and later part-owner of a hotel (the California Hotel). Merilyn has been employed full time at Richardson’s Harley Davidson since 1996 and part-time prior to this, as well as nursing for Family Based Care. She has completed over 50 P.A.C.E. courses, been to Harley-Davidson University in Sydney, and attended the Harley-Davidson Worldwide Model Release in America each year for 10 years. This enables Merilyn to keep up to date with all areas of the Dealership, as Harley host seminars for Service Department, Sales, Parts & Accessories, Chrome Consulting, and Motor Clothes, as well as a three day Harley-Davidson Show, which includes all licensed products and Genuine Harley-Davidson stock.

Chris Travers

Bike Sale / General Manager

Chris Travers

Chris joined the team at RHD in 2007 riding from Western Australia. With a background in mechanical fitting his first role was as the Service Manager. In October 2008 he was appointed to the position of Bike Sales Manager. With a great understanding of the Harley-Davidson range of motorcycles and attention to providing great customer service, Chris has a proven track record. In 2010 Chris was appointed General Manager of RHD. Chris’s current rides are a 2008 ‘Screamin Eagle’ Softail Springer and a 2010 Buell Ulysses. Having these two totally different models allows him to cruise the streets or take off for a road trip anywhere across the country. Chris is also the lead singer & harmonica player in CT & the Nighthawks. Give him a call when you require any information or advice on any new or used bikes and he would be more than happy to assist you in making your dreams of owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle come true.

Lindelle Banks (Curran-Hrycyszyn)

Events and Promotion

Lindelle Banks (Curran-Hrycyszyn)

Lindelle looks after the sales of clothing and merchandise, the website & social media site and helps with the promotions here at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson and is happy to help you with the purchase of your Harley-Davidson merchandise. Lindelle has completed a Bachelor of Business (Hons) majoring in marketing and has a Certificate 3 in retail. Lindelle also helps out with the advertising, promotions of the store and the website. Lindelle hopes to one day own a Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two

Mark Proietti

Parts Interpreter

Mark Proietti

Mark has been a member of the team since 1998. He has a background in sales and service of industrial packaging machinery. He started in the Parts department taking care of inventory control and counter sales. After a brief stint of going to part time status for personal reasons, Mark returned to full time status taking on the role of Service & Parts Manager. Mark has completed his P.A.C.E (Parts, Accessories, Clothing Expert) training, some Pro-Sell online courses, some MBA online courses and most PHD online courses. He has also attended instructor led courses covering: • 2008 Product Training • Warranty procedures • PAM Inventory Control • Chrome Consultant • Service Management • H.O.G. Primary officer Training Mark attended the 2009 Summer Dealer meeting in Denver, Colorado where he learned much from the many seminars and new product releases he attended.

Nathan Richmond

Service Writer

Nathan Richmond

Nathan is in the Service Writer in our Launceston store he has been around Harleys since he was a kid as his father has always had Harleys. Nathan enjoys working on cars and bikes in his spare time and purchased his first Harley about four years ago, he rides a 2008 Street Bob and was a powder coater for several years before he took over the role as Service Writer. He looks forward to meeting you all.

Adam Palmer

Technician

Adam Palmer

Adam has always had a passion for bikes and cars from an early age, and growing up on a farm has given him plenty of opportunity to explore his love of mechanics. He has owned many bikes and race quads, and also enjoys panel beating and spraying with friends that are in the trade. Adam completed his qualification as a light vehicle mechanic and has been working on small engines and ATV’s for the past 5 years. He brings great enthusiasm to learn and advance his technical skills at RHD, and is booked in to commence his first Harley Davidson course in the New Year. Adam currently rides a 1979 XS650 and looks forward to purchasing his own Harley sometime in the near future.

Max Phelps

Technician

Max Phelps

Max has always had an interest in motorcycles from a young age. He has nearly 25 years’ experience as a qualified motorcycle technician. During that time he spent over 11 years working on Harley-Davidson motorcycles in our dealership and returned to Richardsons Harley-Davidson in 2014 because he missed working on these iconic bikes. He has previously owned a 1973 Iron Head Sportster and is currently on the lookout for another older Harley to restore.

Kerry Ollington

Administration Manager

Kerry Ollington

Kerry manages the Administration Department of Richardson’s Harley-Davidson after first starting with Richardson’s four years ago as manager of Tasmanian Motorcycle Warehouse. Kerry came to Richardson’s with an extensive background in business management and development and now with experience in the motorcycle retail sector he has become an integral member of the Richardson’s team. Kerry has been a motorcycle rider since his early teenage years riding friend’s bikes around paddocks on the North West coast. Then, much to his father’s annoyance, he bought his first bike, a Honda CB 350, when he was old enough to get a learners licence. After a short break for some back seat comfort, Kerry again got back into bikes with a Kawasaki Z550, then a Kawasaki GT 750 and then a Kawasaki GTR 1000. Kerry and his wife Maureen toured eastern and central Australia several times on the GT and later on the GTR.

Mandy Marriner

Merchandise Sales

Mandy Marriner

Mandy worked as a seamstress for 33 years then retail at a clothes store for 2 years then leaving to take the opportunity to start at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson in May 2015 in merchandise sales. Still doing clothing alterations being a pillion passenger on my husbands bikes since 1986, we brought our first Harley a 2009 Heritage Soft tail joined the HOGs where I became a lady Harley. That’s when riding our Harley on the mainland trip and rallies with our friends started. While at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson one day I spotted a girl on a silver VROD and thought yeah I can be like her so 23rd January 2013 on a sizuki intruder I got my L’s but didn’t take long traded it for a 2002 silver VROD on the 18th July 2013. Working at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson is giving me the opportunity to test other harley’s meet people that enjoy life like I do and inspire women to become riders. Life is too short.

Erica Knight

Admin Assistant

Erica Knight

Erica started working for RHD in August 2015 in the office doing Administration/Accounts. Coming from a different office background of Manufacturing Erica thought RHD sounded like a fun place to work for. Erica completed Certificate III in Business (Office Administration) in 2004. Apart from riding as a pillion on Toy Runs and attending numerous Tas Rally’s, Erica hasn’t had much experience with motorcycles. Maybe one day Erica will get a motorcycle licence but for now she is happy to watch other people enjoy riding theirs. Erica says the people you meet at Richardson’s are fantastic, she enjoys the Museum and the Restaurant too and is now regularly adding to her wardrobe the cool HD apparel. Her favourite 2016 HD is the Dyna Street Bob.

Malcolm Owens

Technician

Malcolm Owens

Malcolm started riding motorcycles at the age of 12. He left school at 16 to start working at Imperial Motorcycles which restored and fixed old English and American motorcycles. Imperial eventually became a Harley dealer. Malcolm while spending most of his time in parts and accessories would also go into the workshop fixing bikes. The first motorcycle he brought was an old Triumph speed twin 500cc. His first brand new off the floor bike was a 1987 Superglide. Malcolm left the shop in 1996 and moved from New Zealand to the Gold Coast, Australia where he picked up work in a workshop which fixed and customised Harley’s. He has also done a couple of years making 1 ½” to 2” bars at Burleigh Bars. He met a Tasmanian girl and moved to Tasmania where he had a child and spent a few years diamond drilling at various mines around Australia. He has now returned to his love of working on and around Harley Davidson’s. Malcolm is looking forward to working on your Motorcycle in the RHD Service Department.

Mitch

Apprentice Technician

Mitch "MOOSE" Lee

Mitch has had a love for Harley-Davidson’s ever since he was a little moose, and has always wanted to work in the mechanical industry. Mitch really enjoys extreme sports and following competitions and events such as X Games and Nitro Circus. Mitch is currently living his dream working at Richardson’s Harley-Davidson as a first year Motorcycle Technician Apprentice. He is keen on taking his career as far as it will go and can easily see himself doing this for the rest of his life. Mitch currently rides a 2015 Street 500 which he is customizing, he hopes to own day own a Dyna Fatbob. Moose is keen on meeting all the new customers and having a beer with you.

Hobart Team

Chris Travers

Bike Sale / General Manager

Chris Travers

Chris joined the team at RHD in 2007 riding from Western Australia. With a background in mechanical fitting his first role was as the Service Manager. In October 2008 he was appointed to the position of Bike Sales Manager. With a great understanding of the Harley-Davidson range of motorcycles and attention to providing great customer service, Chris has a proven track record. In 2010 Chris was appointed General Manager of RHD. Chris’s current rides are a 2008 ‘Screamin Eagle’ Softail Springer and a 2010 Buell Ulysses. Having these two totally different models allows him to cruise the streets or take off for a road trip anywhere across the country. Chris is also the lead singer & harmonica player in CT & the Nighthawks. Give him a call when you require any information or advice on any new or used bikes and he would be more than happy to assist you in making your dreams of owning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle come true.

Lambos Pavlides

Bike Sales

Lambos Pavlides

Lambos has been fascinated with two wheels since he was a kid and has been at Richardson’s Hobart Harley-Davidson since 2012 as our Bike Salesman. Lambos has also been fully trained in providing Harley-Davidson’s in-house Finance and Insurance so he can assist you with getting a great rate to secure your new bike whether it be a brand new model or a previously owned one. After owning and customizing a few Harley-Davidson models, Lambos’ latest bike is a FATBOY LO which has been customized with the “Old School-Military” theme in mind. When asked what he loves most about the Harley-Davidson brand, he responded with “The unlimited direction and choices you have when you customize your Harley-Davidson motorcycle”. Prior to working at Richardson’s, Lambos was in the photographic industry running his own studio for many years. Lambos enjoys camping, outdoors, photography and of course riding Harley’s.

Anna Perri

Merchandise Sales

Anna Perri

Anna joined the team at Richardson’s Hobart H-D in February 2015, looking after the sales of merchandise, clothing and accessories. Before working for RHHD, Anna spent her time as a designer/apprentice in a local tattoo studio in Hobart. Anna was ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with the team at Richardson’s. After growing up in a family that owns and rides Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Anna has loved the Harley-Davidson brand since a young age. Anna always dreamed of having her own motorcycle to cruise on. Now with her learners license, and riding her own Street 500, Anna is really enjoying the freedom and lifestyle that comes with being part of the Harley-Davidson family. Come by our Hobart store and see Anna! She is always happy to assist you with your enquiries!

Peter Frazer

Apprentice Technician

Peter Frazer

Peter comes to us from sunny Queensland, he has grown up around bikes and started pulling things apart when he was about 12 and hasn’t looked back since. He finished school after year 11 and did a sheet metal apprenticeship. He then went on with his passion for motorbikes and anything with an engine. His first bike was an MX100 and when he was 16 he got his licence and bought a 250 which ended up getting a big bore kit through it. His next bike was a Honda VF 1000 that was in pieces. He worked at Motorsport in Townsville for five years where he was offered his second apprenticeship, completing 3 years before moving to Tasmania in 2015. Peter started at Richardson’s Hobart Harley-Davidson in September 2016 as our Apprentice, while he finishes his trade under the guidance of our Factory Trained technicians, and hopes to be a longstanding employee of the Richardson’s Harley-Davidson family.

Heath Blair

Service Advisor

Heath Blair

Heath is the Service Advisor in our Hobart store. He is a qualified mechanic who also has extensive experience in training and assessment within the Automotive Industry. He has had a passion for motorcycles since a very young age and has owned many dirt and road bikes during his life. He currently rides a 2015 Softail Slim which he purchased new and modified to suit his taste. Don’t hesitate to ride into the Hobart store and let Heath take care of your Harley service requirements.

hobartservice@rhd.com.au


At times we are on the look out for individuals to join us who share our passion and commitment. If this is you and you are interested in working with us, please get in touch