Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll

Plastics manufacturing guru Ross McCann and Bill and Jim Sutton of Sutton Tools have both been recognised by the Victorian Government’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll.

Plastics manufacturing guru Ross McCann and Bill and Jim Sutton of Sutton Tools have both been recognised by the Victorian Government’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll.

The Victorian Government in partnership with the Victorian Industry Manufacturing Council selects individuals or organisations that have made outstanding contributions to sustained manufacturing excellence in Victoria for inclusion on the Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll.

The Manufacturing Hall of Fame Honour Roll is part of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame, which is a yearly initiative that rewards companies that have displayed a sustained contribution to manufacturing excellence over the past five years.

Newly-inducted honouree, Ross McCann, has facilitated the chemicals and plastics manufacturing industry to achieve its vision of being a vibrant and sustainable industry within Victoria and Australia, according to the judges.

Similarly, Bill and Jim Sutton have grown Sutton Tools from a domestic business to an internationally-competitive manufacturing company driven each step of the way by their family motto: ‘Manufactured in Australia, exported to the world.’

Previous honourees include: Dr Graeme Blackman of Australia’s pharmaceutical and biotech industries; David Burton, executive chairman and founder of the ASX-listed company Compumedics Limited; Douglas Maxwell, who was instrumental in obtaining government support to promote and establish the Australian Foundry Industry, a body committed to training, development and undertaking local and international promotion to ensure an ongoing viable and environmentally friendly industry; and Tony Carolan, who has had a long and distinguished career in manufacturing with Hawker de Havilland, a designer and manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft aerostructure components.

The new inductees were awarded at a ceremony in Melbourne on 2 June as part of the Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

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