A mine of innovation

Upon completing his Mechanical Engineering degree with first class honours at the University of Melbourne in 1979, Hans Prem undertook a PhD at the same University to study vehicle dynamics.

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Striving for excellence

Ken Vorwerk was born and raised at Mount Gambier and has remained living there ever since. In February 1979 he fulfilled his dream to become an owner driver when he and his wife Judy purchased a livestock carrying business.

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Reinventing the tipper

Hailing from Bruce Rock in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, Mike Verhoogt, founder of Bruce Rock Engineering, has forged an enviable reputation for designing and building some of the toughest and most versatile trailers in Australia.

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Taking it to the next level

With a solid mechanical background, David Oliver, Sales Engineer at heavy vehicle braking specialist Knorr-Bremse, has advanced to become one of the leading authorities in the technical aspects of heavy vehicle braking systems.

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A leader in the field

A fitter and turner by trade and a self-taught engineer, John White started Delta Hydraulics in 1975 as a service and repair operation specialising in underground mining equipment.

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Grabbing opportunity with both hands

Lionel Moore began his career in the road transport industry in 1964, serving his apprenticeship at O’Phee Engineering, which later became known as O’Phee Industries, in the small rural Queensland town of Brookstead.

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Following in his father’s footsteps

From an early age Steven Teofilo took an interest in trucks and the engineering work done by his father. Undertaking a cadetship with an Australian truck manufacturer while completing his engineering degree led to a long-term career with the same company.

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A true gentleman of the industry

Starting as a cadet draftsman at a Queensland cement works in the early 1960s, Graham Weatherhog subsequently moved into truck body and trailer building. In 1979 he was one of five men who started Shephard Transport Equipment and has remained with the company to this day.

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Elevation to success

Hew McDonald, Operations Manager at Evolving Workshop Technologies, has a wealth of mechanical and engineering experience behind him. Of his many achievements, perhaps the most notable is his invention and development of the Elevating Work Platform for workshop pits.

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