Founder of Car Air Systems Pty. Ltd, Brisbane Queensland
Geoff Merritt is one of the few guys in the world who lined up for jobs in his younger days wearing stubbies, thongs and a T-Shirt and not only GOT the job, but went on to fame and fortune in sales.
His other claim to fame is that he is probably the pioneer of mobile airconditioning fitting in Australia.
Geoff Merritt was first employed at Marlan Australia to clean and drive cars back to their owners after installations.
Between 1974 and 76, Geoff built Kooler Car Air Brisbane into the Mk IV number one dealer in the state. In 1979/80, he moved back to Sydney and with his trusty Valiant Ute was one of the first mobile air conditioning fitters in Australia.
He started Car Air Systems and Components in 1982 and renamed it later to Car Air Systems.
Since its inception Car Air Systems has developed an outstanding local, national and international reputation for quality of service and efficiency of supply.
During 1999 Geoff made a very deliberate decision to spend more time establishing his overseas business interests.
In July 2000, Geoff sold Car Air Systems Pty. Ltd. to Automotive Imports Pty. Ltd., better know as Melbourne Auto-Air, who will continue to trade as Car Air Systems in Brisbane.
Geoff was always a great supporter of VASA. He was a founding committeeman, he encouraged membership and training and offered his premises for VASA meetings.