Ronstan Win Three Awards at First Australian Marine Industry Export Awards.


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Alistair Murray - CEO of Ronstan and Export Champion.

The inaugural 2009 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards run by the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) was showcased in outstanding fashion on Sydney’s Darling Harbour last night, with a record number of 26 award entrants.

Judges were impressed by the high calibre and broad range of businesses that entered and they spent considerable time selecting the finalists and winners as they were all so close.

All 26 entrants should be commended as they are all running successful exporting businesses. AIMEX Chief Executive MaryAnne Edwards said:

‘The number and calibre of entries and the strong sponsorship support these inaugural awards attracted is testament to the high profile and credibility that AIMEX has achieved within the marine export sector.’

Major Sponsors of the awards were Austrade, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), FGI and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Supporting sponsors were Marine Business, Boating Business, ULTIMATE Boating & Lifestyle Magazine, Exhibitek Displays and Shipmate Marine Directory.

The companies who entered the Australian Marine Industry Export Awards were: Aqualuma Underwater Lighting, Ark Corporation Pty Ltd, Azzura Marine, Central Coast Marine Installations, David Bentley Industrial Design, FinScan Pty Ltd, GME, HyDrive Engineering Pty Ltd, Marina Protection Systems, Marine Sanitation Pty Ltd, Marine Technologies Pty Ltd, Muir Engineering Pty Ltd, MultiPanel Pty Ltd, OCEAN Media Pty Ltd, Outboard Covers Australia Pty Ltd, Poly Flex Group Pty Ltd, Ronstan International Pty Ltd, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, Seawind Catamarans, Southern Stainless Pty Ltd, Spear Green Design, Stebercraft Pty Ltd, Stress Free Marine Pty Ltd, Superior Jetties, VEEM Limited and Wright Innovation.

The results from the 2009 Australian Marine Industry Export Awards are:

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

  • Winner – Ronstan International Pty Ltd

MOST INNOVATIVE MARINE INDUSTRY EXPORTED PRODUCT

  • Winner – VEEM Limited
  • Highly Commended – MultiPanel Pty Ltd

BEST MARINE INDUSTRY EXPORT MARKETING STRATEGY

  • Winner – Ronstan International Pty Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Seawind Catamarans
  • Highly Commended – GME
  • Highly Commended – Aqualuma Underwater Lighting

BEST MARINE INDUSTRY EXPORT PERFORMANCE

  • Winner – Muir Engineering Pty Ltd
  • Highly Commended – HyDrive Engineering Pty Ltd

MARINE INDUSTRY EXPORT CHAMPION

  • Winner – Alistair Murray, Ronstan International Pty Ltd
  • Highly Commended – Barry Jenkins, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
  • Highly Commended – John Muir, Muir Engineering Pty Ltd

MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MARINE INDUSTRY EXPORTED PRODUCT

  • Commendation Award – Marine Sanitation Pty Ltd

More at www.aimex.asn.au

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Alistair Murray is in the DARK BLUE BOOK