Angelo and Teena De Maria
MTA|Q&A Born and bred in Far North Queensland, Angelo De Maria has been committed to his community and his business for more than 30 years. Today, along with his wife Teena, Angelo lives and breathes their business, Advanced Auto Electrics and Mechanical in Innisfail. WORDS & PHOTOS: LARA WILDE
Angelo, how did your career in the Automotive Industry kick off? ADM: In October 1988, I had the opportunity to do a job week, which is similar to the current work experience. The job week was with Ralph Saunders, 12 | Motor Trader September 2020
who kept me on until Christmas that year and then started me as an apprentice auto electrician in January of 1989. I finished my apprenticeship in January of 1993 and kept working for Ralph until April 1997.