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"Being a member of the AADS has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with peers and representatives from all corners of our industry. The invaluable knowledge and friendships gained have helped our business grow."
John Jamieson, Diesel Care
Merv Bryant - Chairperson 2017-2019
John Jamieson - Vice President
Born: Tamworth NSW Aust
Lives: Tamworth NSW Aust
Born: July 1960
Family: Married since 1984 with the same wife- 3 Kids 21,19,15
History in the DFI/Turbo industry: Apprenticeship At Volvo Honda dealer. Worked for Volvo trucks 2yrs Started working for Diesel Care in 1983. Purchased the business in 1995 and then joined up with the Cramer Group in 2004 to form Diesel Care Australia.
Current position: Director of Diesel Care Australia
Hobbies and interests:
- and up until I crashed on the weekend, motor bike riding.
Other: Past NSW chairman of AADS. Captain of the local Rural Fire service and a member of the RFS Rapid Aerial Response Team.
Craig Mills - Chairperson 2015-2017 - Web page and social media, Turbocharger member
Born: Nelson, New Zealand.
Lives: Nelson, New Zealand
Have also lived: Solomon Islands (Mid 1980”s)
Born: Sept 1974
Family: Married (1999), 3 Kids (3, 8 & 10)
Previous Employment: General Engineer (fabrication/turning), Fishing Company Provider, Forestry Harvesting, Marine General Maintenance Engineer (Shore Based),
History in the DFI/Turbo industry: 1996 with Turbochargers NZ Ltd. Attended Manufacture provided training from BorgWarner Turbo Systems (3K and Schwitzer), Honeywell Turbo Technologies (Garrett) and Cummins Turbo Technologies (Holset).
Current position: Turbocharger Technician/General Manager.
Hobbies and interests:
- All motorsports.
- Have been competitive in Moto Trials in NZ and Australia for approx 20 years (1997 NZ Champ).
- Pit crew and support SuperStock and Super Saloon racing at speedway (Dirt track oval), Pit crew (and development) and assist with SuperTruck racing. Spectator of Rugby, League and Cricket.
Other: Vice President, MNZ Grad4 Clerk of Course & MNZ Grade4 Steward of Nelson Motor Cycle Club (NZ).
Lloyd Richardson - Treasurer
Stuart Pascoe - Apprentices & training
Stuart started in Diesel Fuel injection working in a small workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. He found his way to New Zealand where he spent his first 3 years in the early 90’s working for Diesel & Turbo (Wellington). In 1998 he moved to Melbourne and worked in industrial sales prior to taking up a position with DENSO as a Product Manager for DFI in 2003. In 2007 he then moved to Cummins South Pacific Head Office where he took care of Parts & Service Sales & Marketing for the region. Now with the Cornell group he is pleased to be back in the Diesel Fuel Injection bringing experience from both within and outside of the industry.
Ken Ringrose - Apprentices & training
Born: Harare Zimbabwe
Lives: Perth Western Australia
Have also lived: Hong Kong 1992 till 1999
Born: March 1962
Family: Married (1993), 3 Boys (10,16 & 19)
Previous Employment: Rhodesian Air force, Diesel electric Harare: apprenticeship, Brennans diesel services Harare, Pusey’s Fuel injection Perth (1988 – 1992), Discovery Bay Golf Club Hong Kong, United Fuel Injection 1999 to present.
History in the DFI/Turbo industry: Worked as department manager in United Fuel Injection till 2003 when I bought into the business.
Current position: Director: Light automotive department manager/ acting Managing Director till further notice.
Hobbies and interests:
- Triathlete and multisport competitor, I compete in marathon events including; white water
Ross Worgan - Diesel Torque
Just want to introduce myself to you as this years elected president for NSW. I am a happily married man. (My wife Margot made me say that! ha! ha!) And we have 2 grown-up children, a daughter Charli and a son Joe.
Apart from a couple of years before I was married, I have lived in Inverell all my life. I started my apprenticeship at Dieselequip in Inverell, NSW. (Find it on a map), and came back to work there ten years later, and then we bought the business twelve years after that. Currently we have three full time and 2 part time employees working at Dieselequip.
Inverell has a population of about 12,000 people with the shire taking in an area of 8606 square kilometers. We live on 25 acres of bush close to town where Margie and I spent a couple of years building a house on. It has been a great place to live and bring up our kids.
Camping, hitting the beach, and motorbike riding are among my favorite pastimes. Especially riding out to central Australia on multi week trips when possible (work plays havoc with spare time).
Anyway here’s looking forward to a good year with the NSW AADS and the national Committee.
Wayne Dunning - AADS Chairperson 2013-2015
Born: Rawene, New Zealand, 1950
Lives: Auckland, New Zealand
Family: Partner, 2 married children and 5 grand children
- 1968 – 1970 Apprenticeship in Automotive Machining
- 1970 - 1978 DFI Technician with Northland Diesel Whangarei
- 1978 – 1987 Owner operator of DFI business Northland Diesel
- 1987 – 1998 Partner and GM of DFI parts distribution company Diesel Progress NZ
- 1998 – 2002 Partner and General Manager of Diesel Distributors NZ
- 2002 – Present Chief Executive of Diesel Distributors NZ and Australia
Hobbies and Interests:
- Rugby Union 1970 - 1984 Northland Provincial 1st Division player and coach
- Scuba diving, still active
- Family, with children and grand children
- Vegetable gardening
Secretary - position currently available
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