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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.

    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 …

    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.