Meet the Teams

David Kendall

David is the RUPES country manager for the UK and Ireland, he has worked for RUPES for almost 10 years and previously to that was country Manager for a Swiss storage company Lista where he worked closely with all the UK based F1 racing teams plus an impressive list of blue chip companies.

He along with his expert team introduced Bigfoot into the UK detailing market and they have been supporting and developing the business ever since.

David is also helping to support the UK detailing industry by forming the UK branch of the International Detailing Association (the IDA) to provide recognised qualifications, help and advice to detailing in the UK and Ireland.

David is looking forward to meeting many of you friends old and new in Norway at the Bigfoot Seminar.

Matt Taylor

Matt is the Area Manager for the South of the UK territory, he has worked for Rupes over 10 years and has been involved in the Automotive industry for many years so has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the market.

Matt has been actively involved in the detailing industry since Rupes and Bigfoot entered this exciting market – Matt is regularly providing his expert advice and guidance to the many UK detailers and customers that use Rupes products.

Matt is soon to join the UK IDA to help support the UK in the detailing market and provide support and training to those that need it.

Matt is excited to meet as many of you as possible at the V2 Bigfoot Seminar in Norway.

Eugene Rudelsheim

Manager at Rupes since 2006 is joining Our team of contributors. Eugene is 54 years old, Dutch and lives Close to Amsterdam. He is responsible for the Benelux sales region and the coordination of the companies Paint Trade activities. Eugene has worked in various industries all related to cars from parts & accessories to booming sound to shining surfaces.

Stefano Santamaria

Born in Genoa (Italy) 6/11/1968, Naval Architect, More than 10 years in Marine business, 8 years in Power tools business (Dynabrade and Rupes) working in Aoem and aftermarket. He is the Regional Sales Director of RUPES, in charge of Italian market managing 16 sales guys on the field and more than 500 dealers. In charge of several international markets (among the others Turkey, Greece, Israel, Japan, India…….)

Robert Vårhus

Robert Vårhus is a dedicated detailer who was a part of the instructor team at the 1st European Bigfoot Seminar in 2016. Robert impressed by his sharp eye and his way of explaining how to achieve perfect results with Bigfoot polishers. Robert is located in Trondheim in mid-Norway, running his company Vårhus Bilpleie & Detailing.
Robert is also an important part of our skilled team during the V2 European Bigfoot Seminar.

Tommy Lund

This is Tommy Lund. He runs Tommy’s Car Spa nearby Stavanger in the southwestern part of Norway. Tommy is using Bigfoot machines in his work as a top class detailer. Tommy is also one of the most famous Swissvax detailers in the world. We are proud to have Tommy on our team during the V2 European Rupes Bigfoot seminar.

Mark Smiley

Not only did he take care of the cars during the G8 meeting in Norhern Ireland. His high levelled skills also made him preferred partner of Top Gear and Clarkson, Hammond and May`s new show “Grand Tour”
Mark’s company Total Perfection has specialized in mobile valeting, bringing their vans filled with everything they need to do high-end detailing at customers site. Both on cars and boats.
In march he will be present at V2 European Bigfoot Seminar as part of our team. Welcome to Norway Mark!

Bernhard Brynildsen

This is Bernhard Brynildsen. A true legend in Norwegian detailing Industry. Bernhard has spent thousands of hours with his polishers to come to where he is today – a true detailer with extreme passion for his work. Bernhard is located in the city of Ås nearby Oslo where he runs his company – Brynildsen Auto Spa. A company which also is Authorized Rupes Training Center. Bernhard has been using Bigfoot polishers for many years already and he has been to education at Rupes Bigfoot Academy in Milan. We are very proud to present Bernhard as head of instructor team during V2 European Bigfoot Seminar.

Torben Vittrup

Torben Rupes. Regional sales Director of Rupes S.p.A. This awesome Danish guy has been in the detailing industry for over 20 years from when he started up one of the first detailing companies in Denmark. He’s been working in sales for 3M, Dynabrade and Rupes, working with AOEM accounts in Europe, after-market in North Europe and introducing Bigfoot in the middle east. Torben is an important partner for this event helping us out with foreign visitors and special guests. You are all warm welcome to meet Torben at the V2 European Bigfoot Seminar.

Finn R. Hansvold

“The crazy Norwegian” Finn loves Supercars! Especially Ferraris and Maseratis, but he you will see him glow in a Porsche or a Koenigsegg as well. His own Porsche Cayenne is probably one of the best kept in the world being used on a daily basis.
Finn is a true friend who has also been to Rupes in Milan for training. He will be participating as a member of our instructor team during V2 European Bigfoot Seminar.

Christer Rasmussen