The Life Member awards were introduced in 2016 to recognise outstanding industry leaders.
The award is based on four criteria:

  1. Outstanding contribution to the heavy vehicle sector
  2. Significant supporter of ARTSA-i and its advocacy
  3. Demonstrated game changer
  4. An interest in maintaining a continuing active association with ARTSA-i

ARTSA-i’s 29 Life members include:

  • Greg Brown, Chief Engineer, MaxiTrans
  • Gary Liddle, Enterprise Professor at Melbourne University
  • John Murphy, Managing Director, Prime Creative
  • Simon Humphries, Chief Engineer, Isuzu
  • Phil Webb, Senior Engineer, PACCAR
  • Greg Byrnes, former engineer at Air Brake Corp
  • Peter Sweatman, former Chair of ARTSA and former head of UMTRI, current Enterprise Professor at Melbourne University
  • Peter Hart, Chairman ARTSA, head of Hartwood Consulting
  • David Anderson, Chairman NTC and Chairman PBS Review Committee
  • Geoff Bartlett, Bartlett Transport Equipment
  • Les Bruzsa, Chief Engineer, NHVR
  • Barry Hendry, former Engineer VicRoads
  • Ross McArthur, Ross McArthur Consulting
  • Barry Moore, One Moore Consulting
  • Bob Pearson, Principal, PRTC
  • Brian Thomas, Air Brake Corporation
  • Gerard Waldron, former CEO, ARRB Group
  • Colin White, Whitehouse CV
  • Rob Perkins, Executive Director, ARTSA
  • Ian Wright, Ian Wright and Associates
  • Guy Maklan, former Engineering Manager, Penske Group
  • David Jenkins former GM, Gough Transport
  • Jeff Potter, Senior Manager Productivity, Safety and Environment, NTC
  • Phil Webb, recently retired from Kenworth after 44 years
  • Chris Koniditsiotis, recently retired CEO of TCA
  • Trevor Dickson, Technical Sales and Pricing Manager, PACCAR
  • Martin Toomey the current chair of ARTSA
  • Bob Edwards, Managing Director of Transport Engineering and Management
  • Chet Cline, Owner, AIR CTI †
  • Rachel Michaud, Aftersales and Technical Account Manager Knorr-Bremse
  • Robert Smedley, Managing Director Smedley’s Engineers

The Institute’s plans for the Life Members include their engagement in future Institute projects, mentoring and advising on future direction of the heavy vehicle sector.

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