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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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  • Hungry and humble

    September 2017

    Hungry and humble

    To say Laszlo ‘Les’ Bruzsa’s list of achievements in the Australian commercial road transport industry is as long as the trailer combinations he helped develop may be an exaggeration, but it does give a sense of scope to his accomplishments.

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  • Outside the norm

    August 2017

    Outside the norm

    The ability to translate innovation into volume production has become a competitive advantage. Relying on a swift decision-making process and a high level of cost awareness, Kennedy Trailers has become a prime example of a modern mid-tier manufacturer.

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  • Behind every Icon

    July 2017

    Behind every Icon

    If there is one thing Graeme Elphinstone is even more proud of than the long list of achievements in transport equipment design he has to his name, it’s working alongside his son, Grant.

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  • A man’s quest

    June 2017

    A man’s quest

    By constantly questioning the status quo, Graeme Elphinstone has become one of the most influential – and versatile – equipment designers in Australian commercial road transport.

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  • A story of success

    May 2017

    A story of success

    When Glen Cameron lost his job in a December night in 1974, he probably didn’t expect a future at the helm of one of Australia’s most prestigious road transport businesses. But instead of giving up, he embraced the adverse fate and started afresh.

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  • A never-ending story

    April 2017

    A never-ending story

    Greg Byrnes has committed much of his 38-year career in the braking technology industry to keeping Australian transport businesses safe. But there is still one issue that remains unresolved.

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