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2019 CIA Movers and Shakers

The theme of the night was ‘The Greatest Show … Capturing Our Journey’ and included acrobats, jugglers, other circus performers and live music to entertain the record number (570) of attendees.

“With nominations assessed by four independent judges, the awards recognise members for their outstanding business and personal performance throughout the past 12 months, and takes into account a wide range of criteria,” commented Rob Lucas, CEO of Caravan Industry Victoria.

Emerging Leaders
As part of the National Caravan Industry Training College 2018 graduate certificates were handed out to Michael Prosenik (Supreme Caravans), Robert Prosenik (Road King Chassis) and Ian Sadler (Canterbury Caravans).

Award Winners
CTIAV Trainee of the Year Award – Erkut Fevzi, Crusader Caravans

George Pantazopoulos Young Achiever Award – Meher Virdi, Meher Trailer Products

Charlie Tebb Service to Industry Award – Brad Slater, Dometic

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Caravan & RV Manufacturing – Crusader Caravans

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Dealer / Retailer – Wangaratta Caravans

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Manufacturing Other Than Caravans & RVs – Dometic

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Service & Repairer – Advantage Caravan Repairs

NEWS CIA Awards 2019

Held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, the Caravan Industry Victoria hosted its prestigious 2019 Hall of Fame Industry Awards and Gala Event

Caravan Industry Victoria Hall of Fame
The Caravan Industry Victoria recognised three well-deserving pioneers and legends of the caravan industry and inducted them into the Caravan Industry Victoria Hall of Fame. These inductees had made significant achievements within their own businesses and contributed greatly to what caravanning has become today.

Ian Davidson – (posthumous)
Paul Inturrisi – (posthumous)
Tom Henry

Over the years the caravan industry has benefited from passionate and committed media personalities supporting the promotion of the industry and this year, Warren Parrot from Parable Productions was acknowledged for his outstanding commitment to the promotion of the industry.

The CIVH also acknowledged Bill Deralas (Royal Flair Caravans), Peter May (May West Caravans), Michael Peebles (Epsom Palms Caravan World) and Wayne Freeman (Masterpiece Caravans) for 10 or more years of active participation on the Caravan Industry Victoria Council.

“A highlight of the night for us as an Association was the acknowledgement and presentation from MEGT for recognition of the Association’s contribution to Apprentices and Trainees with over 275 trainees commenced in Certificate III in RV Service and Repair since July 2015. The growth and expansion of the services that the Caravan Industry Victoria are now offering to our members is reflection of the commitment and dedication of our Council, Staff and partners,” said Rob Lucas.

“Event such as this would not be the success they are without our partners, who we sincerely thank,” stated Mr Lucas.

Major Event Partner
MPC Mags and Tyres

Category Partners
AL-KO International Pty Ltd
Caravan Industry Association of Australia
Dometic
G & S Chassis
Hayman Reese

Partners
Commerce Press
Hume City Council
Melbourne Trophy Centre
Parable Productions
What’s Up Downunder

The night closed with Rob Lucas along with other members of the association thanking all the winners, finalists and industry members as the journey continues!

The awards recognise members for their outstanding business and personal performance throughout the past 12 months”

BELOW Tom Henry inducted into the Hall of Fame, with CIA Vic CEO Rob Lucas at left

ABOVE Pat Callinan Media staff arrive

NEWS CIA Awards 2019

2019 CIA Movers and Shakers

The theme of the night was ‘The Greatest Show … Capturing Our Journey’ and included acrobats, jugglers, other circus performers and live music to entertain the record number (570) of attendees.

“With nominations assessed by four independent judges, the awards recognise members for their outstanding business and personal performance throughout the past 12 months, and takes into account a wide range of criteria,” commented Rob Lucas, CEO of Caravan Industry Victoria.

The awards recognise members for their outstanding business and personal performance throughout the past 12 months”

ABOVE Pat Callinan Media staff arrive

Caravan Industry Victoria Hall of Fame
The Caravan Industry Victoria recognised three well-deserving pioneers and legends of the caravan industry and inducted them into the Caravan Industry Victoria Hall of Fame. These inductees had made significant achievements within their own businesses and contributed greatly to what caravanning has become today.

Ian Davidson – (posthumous)
Paul Inturrisi – (posthumous)
Tom Henry

Over the years the caravan industry has benefited from passionate and committed media personalities supporting the promotion of the industry and this year, Warren Parrot from Parable Productions was acknowledged for his outstanding commitment to the promotion of the industry.

The CIVH also acknowledged Bill Deralas (Royal Flair Caravans), Peter May (May West Caravans), Michael Peebles (Epsom Palms Caravan World) and Wayne Freeman (Masterpiece Caravans) for 10 or more years of active participation on the Caravan Industry Victoria Council.

“A highlight of the night for us as an Association was the acknowledgement and presentation from MEGT for recognition of the Association’s contribution to Apprentices and Trainees with over 275 trainees commenced in Certificate III in RV Service and Repair since July 2015. The growth and expansion of the services that the Caravan Industry Victoria are now offering to our members is reflection of the commitment and dedication of our Council, Staff and partners,” said Rob Lucas.

“Event such as this would not be the success they are without our partners, who we sincerely thank,” stated Mr Lucas.

BELOW Tom Henry inducted into the Hall of Fame, with CIA Vic CEO Rob Lucas at left

Emerging Leaders
As part of the National Caravan Industry Training College 2018 graduate certificates were handed out to Michael Prosenik (Supreme Caravans), Robert Prosenik (Road King Chassis) and Ian Sadler (Canterbury Caravans).

Award Winners
CTIAV Trainee of the Year Award – Erkut Fevzi, Crusader Caravans

George Pantazopoulos Young Achiever Award – Meher Virdi, Meher Trailer Products

Charlie Tebb Service to Industry Award – Brad Slater, Dometic

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Caravan & RV Manufacturing – Crusader Caravans

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Dealer / Retailer – Wangaratta Caravans

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Manufacturing Other Than Caravans & RVs – Dometic

CTIAV Business Award Excellence in Service & Repairer – Advantage Caravan Repairs

Major Event Partner
MPC Mags and Tyres

Category Partners
AL-KO International Pty Ltd
Caravan Industry Association of Australia
Dometic
G & S Chassis
Hayman Reese

Partners
Commerce Press
Hume City Council
Melbourne Trophy Centre
Parable Productions
What’s Up Downunder

The night closed with Rob Lucas along with other members of the association thanking all the winners, finalists and industry members as the journey continues!

Held at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, the Caravan Industry Victoria hosted its prestigious 2019 Hall of Fame Industry Awards and Gala Event