Industry body HVIA is now taking applications for director and office bearer positions ahead of its annual general meeting in October.

Up to six positions are due to be filled with president Peter Langworthy, vice president Nathan Usher and Nick Stavrakis confirmed to be continuing their terms, while John Drake and John Thompson will stand for their first elections.

According to HVIA boss Brett Wright, there are opportunities for industry leaders from the sales, service, repair and manufacturing sectors of the heavy vehicle industry across Australia.

“We invite members to consider whether they, or another senior executive from their company, or a well-credentialed leader from another HVIA member organisation, should be nominated to assist in leading our organisation in the future,” Wright said.

“We have been extremely fortunate to have been led by successive teams of highly skilled industry leaders. Now more than ever, as we continue to roll-out our programs and services across Australia, we are looking to ensure our Board is geared to direct the organisation’s growth and influence into the future.

“Our Board Nominations Committee has been established to ensure we are attracting the right mix to represent the full diversity of the industry; aside from assessing each nominees’ skills and experience, the committee considers industry sectors, business size and regional representation.

“After the committee has considered the nominations the board recommends eligible nominees to the members for election at the Annual General Meeting,” he said.

Through the delivery of key member services, HVIA members are kept informed, and have the opportunity to influence industry policy positions.

“Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia has been built on great foundations and with a clear vision directing our strategic objectives. Our Vision is for ‘a prosperous, innovative heavy vehicle industry supporting the safest, most productive fleet,’”Wright added.

“The door is open for leaders from truck and trailer manufacturers, from dealers and service agencies, from suppliers of technology, equipment and components to put your hands up and make a real difference.”