Rocke and Cameron honoured for industry service


Cameron gains VTA life membership, Rocke presented with WFD Chalmers Award

Rocke and Cameron honoured for industry service
From left: Anderson, Cameron, Rocke, Dunn

 

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has recognised the achievements and contributions of Glen Cameron and Michael Rocke with its highest honours.

Cameron, the founder and director of Glen Cameron Group, was awarded VTA life membership – one of only 19 recipients in the association’s 117-year history – while Rocke, the co-founder of Rocke Brothers, was bestowed the WFD Chalmers Award.

VTA President Cameron Dunn lauded Cameron’s long-standing record of success and achievement, with the life membership acknowledging service, loyalty and dedication from an especially distinguished member.

"Glen joined the industry working for his father Ed’s business out of school and started his own operation with an eight-tonne tray truck in 1975, aged only 22," Dunn notes.

"The Glen Cameron Group has grown into a multimillion-dollar logistics company that is the envy of operators around Australia

"He has directly employed hundreds of transport workers over his 44 years trading, and hundreds more indirectly, and his business has made a massive and positive contribution to the economic livelihoods of the communities it operates in."

Dunn also paid tribute to Glen Cameron’s extensive record as a VTA and Executive Council member.

"Glen has been an active and energetic member of the VTA for over 40 years, serving as Vice President and a member of the Executive Council for most of those years, which is indicative of his passion for the Association and industry, and his commitment to seeing it prosper.

"There is no one more deserving of VTA Life Membership than Glen and I am thrilled to present him with this recognition on behalf of the Association."


Brendan Hopley was the recipient of the WFD Chalmers award last year


The WFD Chalmers Award recognises individuals that have supported and worked with the Association over many years, with dedication, loyalty, and commitment to its existence and longevity.

"Tonight’s recipient well and truly exceeds every one of these criteria," Dunn says of Rocke.

"Mick has devoted virtually his entire working life to the transport industry as a carrier on the Melbourne waterfront.

"He was hired by a Scottish shipping agency called McIlwraith McEacharn where he worked in a clerical role for a couple of years.

"After that, Mick moved to E.A. Rocke, then part of Mayne Nickless, where he worked up until 1995. When Mick left E.A. Rocke he was Victorian state manager and Rocke’s was the largest carrier on the Melbourne waterfront.

"It was in 2003 that Mick was the driving force behind the establishment of Rocke Brothers – a greenfield start-up where he continues to work today.

"His industry knowledge and personal relationships in this sector would be difficult to match, and his personal strengths of honesty and fairness, and his excellent ability to build and sustain customer and industry relationships over a long period have been instrumental in his success.

VTA CEO Peter Anderson congratulated Cameron and Rocke for their years of dedicated service to the industry and the Association.

"Glen and Mick deserve the thanks and appreciation of everyone from the Association for their passionate support of our industry," Anderson says.

 

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