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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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  • Electric dreams

    September 2020

    Electric dreams

    Originally from Kirkland, Washington in the US, Noelle Parlier has made quite the impact in Australia’s truck and trailer scene. When she’s not exploring the wilderness or on the ski slopes, she can be found tinkering with Kenworth and DAF equipment.

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  • An enduring learning curve

    August 2020

    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.

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  • Risen through the ranks

    July 2020

    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.

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  • A well-fuelled career

    May 2020

    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.

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  • The power of passion

    April 2020

    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.

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  • An all-aluminium adventure

    March 2020

    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.

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