DAZMAC Pty Ltd was founded by our Managing Director Daryl McIntyre in January 2010. The business aim was and still is to streamline the shipping process for Marine & Automotive importers by offering an end to end solution. We identified these industries as being over priced with lots of hidden costs & potential pitfalls. We set our goals to make our service competitive, informative, transparent, and hassle free.

In a short period of time we formed good partnerships with like minded agents in USA, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, UK and Europe.

We have formed strong relationships Transglobal Logistics, Oceans International, & Autohub, which are among the largest vehicle & boat freight forwarders in the world.

These relationships along with having reliable experienced staff have enabled DAZMAC to become a market leader in shipping boats & cars into Australia.


Staff Profiles

Daryl McIntyre

Managing Director

I started in logistics in 1998 as an office junior. I worked my way up through various positions including, import sea freight, operations, warehouse manager, cartage co-coordinator,  freight manager, customer service, business development and sales. I had a short stint in 2006 in the UK for 9 months in a Art shipping company moving expensive sculptures and paintings around the world before settling back in Australia starting a freight section in a small established customs brokerage. In January 2010 I decided to started my own business and the DAZMAC Sydney office opened and has grown rapidly since. We opened our Gold Coast Branch in April 2013 with a office in Gold Coast City Marina which is the heart of the boating industry in Australia. In 2015 we started we expanded our Sydney operation into warehousing, gaining  both Customs 77G bonded and Quarantine class 1.3 depots so we could ensure our specialised cargo was handled properly. In 2016 we became a Licensed Tow Truck Operator and acquired a 4 car carrier and tilt tray in Sydney which enabled us to have a true to door service. In 2017 we moved our the Gold Coast City Marina into 3000 sqm site in Yatala gaining both Customs 77G bonded and Quarantine class 1.3 depots.

I also joined the AIMVIA (Australian Imported Motor Vehicle Association) in 2016 as a volunteer to assist with lobbying for positive to expand the very restricted imported used vehicle industry. I filled the role as secretary and treasurer at separate times.

Brett Lawrence

Licensed Customs Broker / Queensland State Manager

I started my freight career in 2000. I worked through various roles starting as a Junior house clerk, exports, customs compiling through to operations manager all in the same company. In 2005 I obtained my customs brokers license. During my time in the industry I have found a small niche in handling motorsport and project shipments. Still to this day Dazmac handles a number of motorsport based clients. In 2012 I joined Daryl at Dazmac having known him since 1994 and working together in the freight industry. In April 2013 I moved to the Gold Coast to start our QLD branch. Since then the office has expanded quickly and we opened our own customs/quarantine depot in Sydney and now Brisbane. I generally work with all of our dealer boat customers as well as motorsport customers.


Otis Cooper

New South Wales State Manager

I have a background in retail management (15 years)  I have learnt a lot that can be transferred into the freight industry and take pride in my work. I have known Daryl for 20 years and have worked with him for 5 doing various rolls including accounting, customer service, sales and operations. I am currently operations manager of the head office in Sydney.

It is a pleasure to work for DAZMAC and I have seen it along with myself mature into the reputable and outstanding company it is today.


 Hayden Shiels

General Manager

After studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University, I began my logistics career in domestic transport in 1994. Working from transport, fleet control and through to International Forwarding. Within this segment of the industry, I have worked in a variety of roles including customer service, transport and management from small companies, start-ups through to multi-national companies. This allowed me to develop my skills and move into management positions. With almost 30 years of experience I have joined Dazmac team to add to the already strong Business model and grow the business even further moving forward.



Phil Drake 

WA State Manager

My introduction to logistics was working for a small specialist airfreight forwarder which formed a strong foundation for my career highlighting the importance of adaptability in this fast paced industry.

I have since progressed and transitioned through various roles such as an IATA/AMSA accredited Dangerous Goods trainer,  Import Team Leader for an International Oil and Gas forwarder and Branch manager for a Dangerous Goods specialist forwarder. Each role building on a knowledge base and cementing my aptitude for logistics.

Seeking a new challenge,  I joined DAZMAC in early 2021 to assist Daryl set up and run the Perth branch and operations. It has quickly become critical part of the business and I get great validation seeing the value the Western Australian office brings to the entire group. I feel privileged to be a part of the growth and culture of the business as we head into the future.


Kristina McIntyre

Accounts Manager

I studied then qualified in 2007 as a Graphic Designer and worked in this field until 2013. I am bi-lingual speaking fluent Russian and English. In 2013 I started working for the family business DAZMAC. My position started in Accounts handling both Payable & Receivable, then moving into Import Operations mainly dealing with imported vehicles from Japan. I also handle all of the Graphic Design for the business.

Helen Lastro

Customer Service / Sydney Office Manager

I started in the Freight Forwarding industry in 1988. Having been in many varying roles: imports, exports, customs, breakbulk, customer service and transport.  Within that time I looked after the shipping for a large direct importer /exporter which gave me insight into being a shipper and consignee.




Sarah Leslie

Vehicle Import Operations 

I started in the Freight Forwarding industry in New Zealand after University, working primarily with clients importing vehicles into the country. As a small company my role was varied to accommodate the growing business working in air and sea imports as well as organizing foreign exchange on behalf of clients. I left my role to move to Australia and start my family. I returned to fulltime work with Dazmac / Autohub. Working in freight forwarding here in Australia has further added to my industry knowledge and in my time here have seen Dazmac grow as a business which I enjoy being a part of.


Mariana De Oliveira

Vehicle Import / Export Operations

Originally from Brazil, I moved to Australia in January 2016 after I finished my Bachelor of International Business. During university I worked in different places and industries, such as a hospital and stock market office, and in the last two years of university I worked part-time in an airline company as a Supply Chain intern and that’s when my interest for the logistics industry began.

Since I moved to Australia I worked mostly in the hospitality industry, until august 2021 when I started working at Dazmac/Autohub. My main roles within Autohub Imports and Exports operations are dealing with Brisbane shipments from Japan, chasing documents for customs clearance, invoicing, organizing land transport from port, as well as booking shipments from Australia to New Zealand.


Monique Barber

Import / Export Operations

I obtained a dual Diploma in Business and Human Resource Management then started in the freight and logistics industry in 2013. My main roles have been running the day to day operations of Quarantine/Customs depots specialising in machinery, vehicles, parts and food products. I have known Brett and Otis since 2013 and when the Brisbane depot opened I joined the DAZMAC team. I have been looking after the operations of the depot, and mainly imports / exports to and from the US and New Zealand. .


Anna Franks

Import / Export Operations

I have started my career in freight forwarding back in 2006, when I just arrived in Australia. Originally from Latvia, I have also lived in England and  Ireland where I worked in retail. I have completed Double Diploma in Business and Business Management  and started with large International Removals company. I have since gained experience in customs bonded depot operations, freight forwarding, including Air and Sea imports and exports,  RORO and Bulk cargo.

I have started with DAZMAC in February 2019, where I am enjoying my versatile Import/Export/Coastal operations role offering clients customer service they deserve. No day is the same and that is what I enjoy.


Nathan Kennedy

Licensed Customs Broker / Trade compliance

I began my career in International freight & Logistics in 2005. Starting in a junior role learning the basics of international trade I soon made my way to the customs section. Learning on the job and studying at TAFE to acquire my Customs Brokers Licence, I was Licence by Australian Customs in 2008.

Along the way I have managed some major accounts, so I have a good understanding of valued customer service. I have been exposed to a wide range of customs regulations & compliance in my career and this has allowed me to take on a senior role and deal with complex customs tasks.

I joined Daryl and the team at Dazmac in 2018 and have quickly fitted into their business model. I am looking forward to adding my industry knowledge and business views to help develop and grow the Dazmac brand and its customers.


Reggie Tang

Licensed customs Broker / Trade Compliance

I have graduated in Macquarie University Bachelor of Applied Finance. I have worked thru several industries and then I have found the interest in the customs side of importation while I was working in a freight forwarding company back in 2013.

Started part time customs broking course in TAFE and obtain my customs broker license in 2019. I have great experience and knowledge to customs clear a wide range of commodities. Since I have joined Dazmac, I’m specialise with second hand vehicle, motorcycle, boat and yacht. I will always provide professional advice to the clients to fulfil Australia importation regulations and quarantine requirements. Ensure the commodities to arrive in Australia in a timely manner and import shipment smoothly.

Yohanna Vandenberg

Accounts / Bookkeeper   

I’ve loved mathematics since I was a young girl, so naturally I began a career working with numbers daily. I have been working in various roles for freight and logistics based companies since 2014, joining the Dazmac team in 2020. My role comprises of overseeing the accounts for Dazmac and our sister companies, Autohub Australia & Marine Auto Depot.



Cerise Costain

Import Operations 

After moving over from New Zealand back in 2008, I got exposure to logistics doing Military Procurement for 8 years. I then started my freight forwarding career back in 2017 in both AIR and SEA importing before landing my role with Dazmac.

Since starting here at Dazmac I have gained experience with RORO and bulk cargo importing various types of vehicles and working closely with Australian Customs, Border Force and Department of Water and Agriculture.

One of my biggest passions is cars. At a very young age I was always at the speedway or drag strip with family. Being able to put both my career and passion into to one, has been amazing.



Colin Kenny-Levick

National Sales Manager

Since the 1980’s I have been involved with the classic car movement. This provided the platform to allow me to assist many in realizing their dream of importing their own classic, performance or luxury vehicle or boat. I imported my first car from USA in 2010 and learnt much from that initial experience.

I hold an MBA from the Sydney Graduate School of Management (WSU) and an Advanced Diploma in Management. My professional background has been in sales and marketing management across a variety of industries, including building products, home improvements, commercial printing and marine & automotive logistics.

I have served in an executive capacity as President, Treasurer, Editor and Public Officer with various classic car clubs and understand the needs of enthusiasts.

I ensure I go all out for my clients, making sure that their import, export or coastal shipping experience is a positive and trouble-free one. I am accessible to clients when they need and can assist in those areas that can be daunting or confusing, especially to first time importers. There are many government and international laws and regulations encountered in the shipping process and I take pride in assisting them navigate these with a minimum of fuss.

I am fortunate in DAZMAC to have the backing of some of the smartest and most experienced minds in the industry. We are also well connected with some of the top logistics and allied organizations world-wide. This is a small part of the many hidden benefits that DAZMAC brings to its clients.


Lauren Dart

Coastal Shipping Customer Service

After obtaining my Diploma in Nursing and Diploma of Project Management, I began working at Dazmac in the Accounts team then later being offered a position in the Coastal team early 2022.

During my time at Dazmac I have had the pleasure of learning about importing and exporting to and from Australia, with my main focus being Coastal movements around Australia. My experience in nursing, hospitality and project management have provided me with the customer service and problem-solving skills required for my position.


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