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To be eligible for the Manufacturing Executive of the Year award, applicants should:

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role within the manufacturing industry (products must be manufactured in Australia).

Manufacturing Executive of the Year – Finalists

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David Oliver - Headshot

David Oliver

Australia Region President


The impact of sustainability, urbanisation and digitisation is an important consideration in our R&D and product developments.

Read more about David here.


Greg Ellis - Headshot

Greg Ellis

Managing Director

Rinnai Australia

We can compete, provided we recognise that we have to find different paradigms & competitive edges.

Read more about Greg here.


Nigel Garrard - Headshot

Nigel Garrard

CEO and Managing Director

Orora Limited

Passionate, energetic & enthusiastic staff are the key to driving success at Orora Limited.


Stuart Payne - Headshot

Stuart Payne


GP Graders

Being Australian has played a big part in what we’ve achieved. Australians are innovators; we’re good at generating and executing ideas.