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That’s what makes
us Bradken…
and proud
to belong.
“People are the purest form of
competitive advantage. Why?
Because technology can be copied,
but our culture and who we are cannot.
That’s what makes us Bradken.”
With these words,
Wayne Herbertson,
General Manager, Human
Resources, set the scene for
Bradken’s annual Employee
Recognition Awards
presentation, this year held in
Perth, Western Australia.
An integral part of
Bradken’s strong, positive
culture, the Recognition
Awards acknowledge the
people within the Company
whose attitude and actions
represent and promote
Bradken’s core values.
Reece Attwood, a design
engineer in the GET &
Buckets product development
team and Eddie Flaxman,
a CNC programmer with
Wear Plate & Block based
at Bassendean shared the
accolades as joint winners of
this year’s Young Employee of
the Year Award.
Paul Ferguson, based at
Ipswich, is the 2010 recipient
of Bradken’s highest honour,
The Bradken Award. Paul’s
first position with Bradken
was as a dresser at the
Runcorn Foundry. His 28 year
career so far has included
positions in manufacturing,
sales, warehouse supervision,
regional sales management
and handling national supply
“Receiving The Bradken
Award is a very great honour
for me, particularly when
there are so many deserving
people in the Company who
contribute enormously to
its success and soul. To my
mind, this prestigious award
isn’t about an individual. It
acknowledges the wonderful
guidance, teamwork and
support from colleagues and
management that enable
Bradken people like me to
achieve their career dreams
if they are prepared to put in
the effort,” said Paul.
“In a way the Award also
brings with it a responsibility
to actively promote our core
values. To me this is not hard
because fundamentally they
are real family values, as
meaningful in the family home
as they are in the workplace.
With our Company built on
such strong foundations, I
for one am certainly proud to
belong to the Bradken family,”
he said.
This year’s winners of the
Awards based on specific
core values are:
Health, Safety and
Jim King, Melting Coordinator,
Wodonga, GET & Buckets
John Lappin, Pattern Shop
Leading Hand, Wodonga,
GET & Buckets
Work/Life Balance
Karl Adonis, Boilermaker,
Bassendean, Wear Plate
& Block
Innovation and Continuous
James Stephenson, Leading
Hand, Innisfail, Industrial
Chris Nelson, Manufacturing
Manager, Ipswich, Industrial
Tracey Colby, Regional
Sales Manager, Emerald,
GET & Buckets
High Self-motivation:
Jonathon Bertram,
Leading Hand, Wodonga,
GET & Buckets
David Harmer, Maintenance
Supervisor and Bill Rummins,
Electrical Maintenance
Supervisor, Ipswich
Marcus King, Aftercast,
Adelaide, Mineral Processing.
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