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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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  • Changing the game

    December 2016

    Changing the game

    With PBS owning the limelight in modern-day Australia, it’s easy to forget that the foundation for high productivity vehicle design has been laid nearly 40 years ago and is indelibly connected to the names Bob Pearson and Bob Woodward.

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  • A coupling dynasty

    November 2016

    A coupling dynasty

    Even in Australia’s tradition-rich commercial road transport industry, only few people have been able to remain at the very top of the game over the span of 70 years and more – and even less are unanimously recognised for having shaped an entire design dynasty. Geoff Bartlett is one such original.

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  • Beyond business

    October 2016

    Beyond business

    Surrounded by an aura of humility and restraint, Grant Smyth is not the kind of industry tycoon you may expect to be behind Australia’s most prominent refrigerated trailer brand.

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