Steve Lange left school on the day of his 15th birthday, moved to Hastings at age 16 and began working as a Tyre Retreader for Firestone. He became foreman at 18 years of age and manager at 21. Steve purchased Tony’s Tyre Service in 1982 at the age of 23 with a business partner, then bought his partner out in 1987.
Tony's Tyre Service quickly became the largest independent tyre company in New Zealand with 20 stores and a massive 45% market share in the regions it operated in. This was achieved through delivering outstanding customer service, dynamic marketing and most importantly by employing and motivating fantastic people.
Steve sold Tony’s Tyre Service to Bridgestone New Zealand in 2008.
Since selling Tony’s Steve has been involved in businesses in many vastly different areas such as:
: A Bar and Restaurant, (Dockside Restaurant and Bar, Wellington)
: Motivational Speaker
: Retail Consultant. (Sensational Retail Consultancy Limited)
: A Finance Company
: A Property Company
: A Water Treatment Company
And really enjoying his retirement.
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