RDO Vermeer Technician Awards recognise excellence in aftermarket support

Vermeer Australia celebrated the winners of their inaugural RDO Vermeer Technician Awards on Friday night, recognising the achievements of service and parts technicians throughout their wide-reaching dealer network.

Justin Spinks took out Service Technician of the Year and Daniel Ryan was awarded Parts Interpreter of the Year, both from Vermeer Australia’s Richlands, Queensland branch. Toby Jones, from the Townsville branch took out Apprentice Service Technician of the Year.

Each of the finalists met in Brisbane prior to the awards ceremony to compete in hands-on testing and training across Vermeer’s innovative equipment range, before joining colleagues, management and family members at an awards dinner at Crystalbrook Vincent, Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane.

Justin Spinks, 2022 Service Technician of the Year: “Thank you to RDO for the opportunity and the privilege to participate in these awards. Congratulations to the other finalists in my category, and I also thank all those who have helped me throughout my career to master the skills I have developed. I’m looking forward to continuing to represent the company, and helping our customers to chip and grind, drill or trench, vacuum or load with the best machines around.”

Daniel Ryan, 2022 Parts Interpreter of the Year: “I feel humbled to have been awarded Parts Technician of the Year and am proud to be part of such a great organisation, full of amazing, talented people who make RDO a fun and fantastic place to work and build a long-lasting career. This past week has been great finally meeting my colleagues from other branches face to face, after spending the past few years only talking on the phone. I’ve really enjoyed sharing our experiences and learning from the other branches.”

Toby Jones, 2022 Apprentice Service Technician of the Year: “I believe that being awarded as the RDO Vermeer Apprentice Service Technician of the Year is not only a great achievement for myself but also for the tradesmen and managers within the branch. This has been a great opportunity to represent my branch and the great work we do here at RDO Townsville.”

Established this year, the awards were presented to Vermeer Australia’s specialised service technicians and parts interpreters who have excelled in all aspects of their work, from exceptional customer service to excellent technical and diagnostic skills, with nine technicians nominated across the three categories.

Phil Canning, RDO Equipment CEO says the awards are a great opportunity to honour Vermeer Australia’s expert technicians who are constantly delivering to customers.

“We established these awards as we know we have a great team of technicians across our Vermeer network, and we want to recognise their achievements and raise awareness of the amazing career opportunities at RDO Equipment and Vermeer Australia, as well as focusing on continuously developing and training our team,” Phil says.

“Our inaugural winners are a credit to the Vermeer Australia brand and show the depth of experience our entire team has across Vermeer’s market-leading, innovative machinery. From our experienced service techs and parts interpreters to an up-and-coming apprentice, our customers are in capable hands when it comes to their Vermeer equipment.”

About Vermeer Australia

Vermeer Australia is part of Vermeer Corporation’s worldwide dealer network of over 3000 team members. Vermeer Corporation, a manufacturer established in Pella, Iowa, in 1948, is a manufacturer of high-quality construction, surface mining, agricultural and environmental equipment.

In 2015, Vermeer Australia became part of what is known today as RDO Equipment Pty Ltd. Across Australia, RDO Equipment proudly employs more than 900 employees across 29 locations in metro and regional Australia, and provides an extensive range of premium equipment and after-sales support to service the agricultural, civil, construction, utility, mining, forestry, and natural resource management industries. This size and breadth means they are able to offer Vermeer Australia customers a range of product, and a level of customer support that is unmatched.