Maurice Pride is a self-confessed car tragic which is why his job as a senior technician operating out of the O’Brien® AutoGlass Launceston branch in Tasmania suits him perfectly.
“I’m around cars all day and I couldn’t be happier,” said Maurice.
Maurice, who was born and bred in Tasmania, has worked for O’Brien® for 13 years. His role is to repair or replace the windscreens of cars in and around the Launceston area.
“I can travel up to 200km each day and I meet a lot of different people from different walks of life. Just the other day an elderly lady told me her life story while I was fixing her car. I’ve been doing this job for so long that I have customers recognise me at BBQs.”
Maurice likes providing excellent customer service and says he doesn’t have favourite jobs to do; rather he enjoys doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done. Although, he does mention working on the Targa Tasmania race vehicles as a career highlight.
“Targa Tasmania is an annual car race for boys with toys. A whole lot of vehicles take part in different races all across the state for a whole week. It’s not uncommon to see Ferraris and Lamborghinis kitted out as race cars and ridden around the track.”
A love for cars runs in Maurice’s family and he has restored his grandfather’s 1970 HG Holden Kingswood and his dad’s 1976 Datsun 1500cc Ute.
Maurice lives in Georgetown which is 50km north of Launceston and outside of work you’ll find him fishing or cruising around in his 1976 Datsun.
“Tasmania is a great place to drive around. The scenery is amazing. There is nothing quite like seeing Cradle Mountain coated in snow.”
O’Brien technicians are experts in chip repair and windscreen replacement, so if you need your windscreen repaired, and Maurice is not around to help you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with any of our experts. Just call 13 16 16 or book online.