Martin Brooks of Aceomatic Transmission Services in Christchurch was awarded with the MTA Services to Industry Award at a gala awards dinner during MTA’s annual conference held in Rotorua on Saturday 12 November.
The MTA Services to Industry Award is given to individuals or organizations who have made an enduring and indelible contribution to MTA and its membership.
Commenting, MTA President, Rick Murrell says people at this level are far from common, so it’s fitting that Martin is acknowledged for his contribution to MTA and the industry.
“He is a successful businessman and writer, but he’s also very knowledgeable at a technical level. His contribution has made a sizable difference to the industry – one that’s out of the ordinary, and has set him apart as someone that really does go that extra mile.”
Martin Brooks says….
I am honoured and overwhelmed at this award. I have to say it is completely unexpected. My philosophy has always been that the sharing of information and expertise amongst those of us in the industry is critical to our long terrn survival.
Brooks also produces a monthly column on transmissions in MTA’s monthly member magazine Radiator. “Martin’s monthly column is highly rated by readers. He produces it month in, month out – even despite having his business operations disrupted by the damage caused by the Christchurch earthquakes earlier this year,” says Murrell.
Following the earthquake, not only was he able to shuffle his own business operations around to maintain a service to his customers, as well as finding the time to produce his Radiator column rather than letting readers
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