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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.

A man of many talents

Bob Martin is the National Training Manager at JOST Australia. He has been employed by JOST since 2001, having served …

Electric dreams

Originally from Kirkland, Washington in the US, Noelle Parlier has made quite the impact in Australia’s truck and trailer scene. …

An enduring learning curve

Mark Nelson’s current role as Contracts Manager at Tieman Tankers represents the pinnacle of an illustrious career that has spanned 45 years. He maintains that keeping up with the constantly changing needs of the road transport industry has made for a vibrant and diverse working life.

Risen through the ranks

Starting out as an apprentice diesel mechanic, Renzo Barone embarked on a road transport journey that led to his current position as Territory Manager – Truck with truck axle and suspension specialist Meritor – a company he has been with for 28 years.

A well-fuelled career

Having been involved with dangerous goods (DG) road transport for most of his working life, Lee Stringer has a depth and breadth of knowledge in this sphere that few can match. He currently manages Safe Load Program (SLP), an organisation dedicated to the safe operation of DG road tankers in Australia.

The power of passion

In common with many who migrate to this country, Nemanja Miletic, Product Manager Asia-Pacific (APAC) at SAF-Holland, has covered a lot of ground with his Aussie career path in a relatively short time.

An all-aluminium adventure

On the penultimate day of a continuous 40-year tenure with road tanker builder Holmwood Highgate, Roger Manning reflects on a complete career that has encompassed just two companies – both of which use aluminium as the primary building material.

Runs on the board

Holding more than three decades of broad trailer engineering experience, Ian Thomson, Engineering Manager at BPW Transpec, is a worthy recipient of the Industry Icon mantle.

Living life to the max

With more than a decade of specialised experience in the design, production, delivery and after-sales support of road tankers, Adam Stanfield shares his thoughts on industry compliance and personal growth. While Adam has an appreciation for the high standards set in the industry, there was a time when the details were a bit unclear to him.

Never a dull moment

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

Repeat business

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