It was a night of nostalgia, a truly uplifting and memorable milestone for Graham Smith who was bestowed IQA’s (Institute of Quarrying Australia) Honorary Fellow Award. Graham was presented with IQA’s highest honour from outgoing President John MItas at IQA’s recent annual conference in Toowoomba.
Graham expressed sheer delight and surprise as he with open arms accepted this prestigious award which recognises his significant contribution to the institute as well the quarrying industry. “I’m very flattered,” he added. “I’m very humbled, really, that I’ve been ranked amongst some of the best fellows in the industry”. (Source: Quarry Magazine, December 2017)
Quarry industry leaders and peers joined together to reflect, recognise and reward the many hours of voluntary contributions and achievements Graham has made to IQA and quarry industry spanning over 50 momentous years!!
From humble beginnings what started in 1999, Graham and his wife Anne commenced business trading as Raygill Quarrying & Mining Supplies and still today holds the trust and respect of his peers within the industry and long list of loyal customers.
Based just outside of Hobart in Lindisfarne, Graham supplies conveyor and bulk materials handling equipment to a diverse range of mining and quarrying customers across the entire island of Tasmania.
“As a veteran of the Institute and the industry, and approaching the age of 80 in the next year, Graham Smith isn’t quite ready, as he puts it, to ‘pull the pin’ on an illustrious career” (Source: Quarry Magazine 2017
Neil Kinder, CEO, Kinder Australia says, “my association with Graham dates back over 36 years and he is indeed a worthy recipient of this prestigious award. As a key collaboration partner with Kinder Australia, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Graham Smith on his Honorary Fellow Award and many more years of service. Well Done Graham and Anne Smith”.
Photo courtesy of Quarry Magazine, December 2017.