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Position Partners Team, from L-R: David Gentle, Greg Macklin, Bob Bent, Graham Wise, Scott Falahey. 

At the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) Victoria’s annual President’s Luncheon, Position Partners’ Bob Bent was awarded the 2015 Ken Edgley Medal for his contribution to the CCF and civil construction industry in Australia. The accolade is presented to a company and/or member who demonstrates outstanding contribution to the CCF and the industry over an extended period of time.

Bob Bent at CCF Awards 2015“I am honoured to have received this award,” Mr Bent said. “2015 marks my 40th year in the industry and I have worked closely with the CCF in Victoria for most of my career. It is a good time to look back and reflect on the enormous changes and innovations this industry has seen in recent years.”   

Mr Bent began his career as a sales cadet for Banbury Engineering in 1975, pioneering the sale of pipe lasers to drainage and sewerage contractors. He then worked for Laser Systems until 1983, when he founded his own company, Laser Beams.

Laser Beams soon became the Spectra Physics dealer for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia and in 1995 was proudly appointed Topcon¹s Laser and Machine Control dealer in the same three states.

Mr Bent took on the role of Victorian Regional Manager for Position Partners when the company was founded in 2008. Between 2012 and 2014 he led the company’s wholesale distribution group, supplying laser levelling equipment via a nationwide network of resellers. In 2014 he managed Position Partners’ expansion into New Zealand and in 2015 he took on the role of Regional Manager for the South Australia branch of Position Partners.

“Bob’s passion and enthusiasm is infectious,” said Martin Nix, Position Partners CEO. “His wealth of knowledge and commitment to this industry is outstanding and it is great to see the CCF recognise his service with this prestigious award.”

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