Western Australian company Ikad Engineering has been named Outstanding Small to Medium Enterprise at the annual Defence Teaming Centre awards ceremony in Adelaide.
The evening, attended by more than 500 guests, marked the 21st birthday of the Defence Teaming Centre and recognised companies and individuals who have contributed to the development of Australian industry, while showing excellence in ethical behaviour, service and commitment to the defence industry.
“The calibre of the applications received this year was astounding, the judges had an incredibly difficult task,” said DTC CEO Margot Forster.
Ultra Electronics won the Innovator award for its research and development to produce innovative products and/or services that have contributed to building the capability of Australia’s defence industry.
EY (Ernst and Young) was named Employer of Choice for its support of employees and Redarc’s James Albrechtsen was honoured with the Young Achiever Award, as “an outstanding young person who is motivated, ambitious and who has excelled in building their career in the defence industry”.
The awards are judged by an independent panel.
DTC Chair, Lockheed Martin’s Jack Mahoney announced to guests that after eight years on the Board he is stepping down at the next AGM to be held in November.
“My time on the Board has been fantastic and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and
supporting industry over this time. I am very passionate about this industry and the vitally important role we play in supporting the capability of the Australian Defence Force and other Defence Forces throughout the world,” Mahoney said.
The Board has elected Darryl Mincham, Managing Director of Mincham Aviation, to the role of Chair. Darryl has been involved with the Defence Teaming Centre for many years, and has worked across all of the sub-committees.
“Darryl brings a great understanding and passion for the industry and together with CEO Margot Forster, will lead industry into the next phase of our journey,” Mahoney said.