"The Advertiser Electronics Graduate of the Year Award
(Electronics Industry Annual Excellence Awards, presented Friday night 3rd November, Sebel Playford Hotel, on North Terrace, Adelaide)
Last Friday during the Electronics Industry Association (EIA) annual gala dinner, newly elected EIA President Peter Charlesworth presented the electronics industry Excellence Awards.
The final award presented on the night went to some of the newest people in the industry. This award was introduced last year and was created to recognise the Electronics Graduate of the Year.
Judges were so impressed with two of the nominations that the award was split in a dead heat between the top two finalists this year. Judges were unable to find anything to separate these two outstanding candidates. Jason Turner from REDARC and David Blockow from Tenix Defence were awarded joint Advertiser Electronics Graduates of the Year.
Jason has been working at REDARC for less than 12 months after graduating from Flinders University with a Computer Systems Engineering degree. One of Jason’s most valuable contributions to REDARC has been some project work that has never been attempted in Australia before. This has involved the design, development and implementation of an interface device which allows an automated manual truck transmission to communicate and function in a vehicle fitted with a manual transmission. Jason presented a working prototype and then supplied the customer with some custom made tools to fine tune the prototype..."
To continue reading about how REDARC is one of many SA companies broadening their horizons overseas in Career One by The Advertiser - 30th January 2010, click here to read the full article.