If you know a senior trailer engineer or diesel mechanic who may be suitable for our Industry Icon series, please get in touch.

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

    Striving for excellence

    Ken Vorwerk was born and raised at Mount Gambier and has remained living there ever since. In February 1979 he …

    Half a century and batting on

    Graham Lusty was born and raised at Nyah West on the Murray River in the northern reaches of the Mallee …

    Reinventing the tipper

    Hailing from Bruce Rock in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, Mike Verhoogt, founder of Bruce Rock Engineering, has forged an …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 …

    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 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 …

    Elevation to success

    Hew McDonald, Operations Manager at Evolving Workshop Technologies, has a wealth of mechanical and engineering experience behind him. Of his …

    An international career

    Marco Quaranta started his career in the Service Department of IVECO Italy in 1987 before moving to a Dealer Network …

    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 …
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