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Made possible by Smedley’s Engineers, Industry Icon, is a series dedicated to honouring the unsung heroes of the commercial road transport industry.

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  • Never a dull moment

    December 2019

    Never a dull moment

    Lance Fisher has seen many technical and engineering advances in all aspects of road transport since the 1970s.

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  • Repeat business

    November 2019

    Repeat business

    Talented, dedicated and ambitious, Arrigo (Danny) D’Angelo reflects on more than 60 years of improvising, engineering and surviving in Australia.

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  • Ahead of the curve

    October 2019

    Ahead of the curve

    Brian ‘Spud’ Murphy has been a dedicated member of the transport industry for 35 years. He has built a solid reputation for achieving excellence in fleet management through his relentless quest to improve operational and equipment performance and efficiency.

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  • Thriving on challenges

    September 2019

    Thriving on challenges

    After graduating from university in 1993 with a mechanical engineering degree, Mark Skinner has used his accumulated expertise to bring to fruition a range of bespoke engineering projects at a number of enterprises – including his current employer, road tanker specialist, Holmwood Highgate.

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  • All in a life’s work

    July 2019

    All in a life’s work

    Phil Webb started his career with PACCAR in late 1975. Some 44 years later, after rising to the rank of Off-Highway and Export Manager with a strong engineering involvement, he has retired to spend more time running his farm.

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  • Logging on with innovation

    July 2019

    Logging on with innovation

    For more than four decades Graeme Elphinstone has been coming up with innovative and forward-thinking solutions in log trailer design and manufacture. His ongoing goal is to keep improving efficiencies in the highly competitive transport realm for the benefit of the industry and the country.

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