More than 200 industry participants attended the annual National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement awards breakfast held in conjunction with the Collision Repair Expo. The venue was the River Room at the Crown adjacent to the Exhibition Centre in Melbourne on Friday 7th April.
This was the 10th occasion that the awards had been held with 30 people already the recipients of the award.
Apart from guests from all around Australia this year there were guests from India, Spain, New Zealand, USA, France, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, Greece, Scotland and England-a truly international breakfast event!
The four recipients of the National Collision Repairer Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017 are as follows and a more in-depth report on each of the recipients will be published in the May issue of The National Collision Repairer magazine.
Michael Killen, Killens Smash Repairs, Armidale NSW
Carl Tinsley, Campbelltown TAFE, NSW
Per Madsen, Car-O-Liner Thailand
Rex Crowther, PanelTalk magazine, New Zealand
All of the above were well received by their peers on the day with Michael Killen being left almost speechless and very emotional when his wife Natalie and daughter Charlotte walked up to the stage-he had no idea that they would be there! He was also accompanied by his son, Cameron who is a first year apprentice in his business.
The National Collision Repairer wishes to thank all of the sponsors who continue to support the Lifetime Achievement Awards-they will be suitably acknowledged in the May issue.