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Winners announced for 2009 SCLAA T&L Industry Development Awards

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At the 2009 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference dinner the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), in conjunction with the Australian Logistics Council, APICS, CIPSA, the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Strategix Training Group announced the winners of the 2009 T&L Industry Development Awards for Queensland. 

Queensland T&L Industry Futures Award, was presented by Nathanael Green, Director, Strategix Training Group to the company, institution or organisation with the best proven record in providing people with an entry to, and pathway in, the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Industries. This included, but was not limited to, education or training (formal or in-house), implementing flexible work practices, workforce development and support in career progression.

The 2009 T&L Industry Futures Award Winner is the Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group
The Transport & Logistics Workforce Advisory Group (TLWAG) Capability Program was born in late 2006 by the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) to create sustainable, workable solutions for the industry’s skills and labour shortage in Queensland. The purpose of the Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group (TLWAG) is to support the government and industry in identifying current and future workforce capability challenges. 

The inaugural Queensland T&L Experience Pays Awards, (Under ten years  and over ten years categories), were presented by Don Bletchley General Manager (Office of the Director- General), Dept of Transport & Main Roads to provide incentive and recognition for mature-age individuals working in the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics industries.

Queensland T&L Experience Pays Award (Under ten years)
The 2009 winner in the T&L Experience Pays Under Ten Years Category is Bill Potter. Bill Potter is NQX’s National Learning & Development Manager.  Bill’s goal for the NQX College is to provide NQX Freight Systems with the capability to establish the safest work environment possible by offering the most experienced employees at NQX with qualifications as National Trainers & Assessors.

Queensland T&L Experience Pays Award (Over ten years)
The 2009 winner in the T&L Experience Pays Over Ten Years Category is Peter Thompson. Peter Thompson is the Queensland State Manager for Kagan Logistics.  Peter joined Kagan Logistics as the Warehouse Manager.  After redefining the warehouse processes and staffing, he was promoted to State Manager and opened a second warehouse in Hemmant.  

Mr Bletchley awarded a high commendation to Dirk Wagensveld, Section Leader & Trainer, J.J.Richards Engineering.

The T&L Future Leaders Awards, was presented by Don Bletchley General Manager (Office of the Director- General), Dept of Transport & Main Roads to provide incentive and recognition for individuals working in Transport, Supply Chain & Logistics industries who are planning a career path within the Industry.

The 2009 T&L Future Leaders Award Winner is Georgina Vuksanovic. Georgina Vuksanovic is a talented, energetic and enthusiastic future leader of our industry. For her short career, Georgina has a trail of praise and achievement from previous employers. More recently, Georgina took up a position of Distribution Supervisor in the Logistics team of Mrs Crocket’s Kitchen at their Hemmant warehouse. 

Mr Bletchley awarded a high commendation to Jodie Collie, Group Purchasing Officer, Collins Food Group.

All High Commendations and Winners will be automatically entered in to the SCLAA Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards which will be held in Melbourne in November.

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