David Eynon Receives Distinguished Service Award

Published: 11 August 2018

At the annual Gala dinner held on Saturday, August 11, AMCA Victoria proudly presented Mr David Eynon with our prestigious Distinguished Service Award.

Serving as Executive Director for both AMCA Victoria and AMCA Australia, David was a committed advocate for the industry for over 20 years.

In 1993, David was appointed Executive Director of AMCA Victoria, where he developed and executed numerous new initiatives that ensured members had access to a range of services to help them meet the current and future needs of the industry. David's bought expertise in a range of important issue areas such as workplace relations, skills and capacity building, as well as a focus on overall strategic policy formulation in matters affecting HVAC construction, service and maintenance sectors.

In 1998, David was also appointed National Director with additional responsibilities including policy advice to the National Council and engagement at Commonwealth Government level. He successfully held both roles from 1998 to 2013.

Acknowledging the importance of representation of AMCA throughout Australia, David initiated the re-emergence of the AMCA in the ACT in 2013, whilst also employed as the National Director until 2014.

David represented the industry on a wide range of Government organisations at both State and Commonwealth levels, as well as industry policy forums.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and held several concurrent Directorships in a number of other organisations, including the Australian Construction Industry Forum, the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services Exhibition, Construction Industry Engineering Services Group, Plumbing Joint Training Fund, Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre, Incolink, Melbourne East Group Training, Victorian TAFE Association and Chisholm Institute of TAFE.

David also played a pivotal role with the International Alliance of Mechanical Contractors' Association and the Mechanical Contractors' Association of America in all construction policy matters.

Given David's many achievements in the industry over 20 years, it is only proper that the AMCA recognises his valuable contribution by awarding its Distinguished Service Award.

Upon receiving this Award, David spoke of his high regard for the many Presidents and leaders of the Association that he had the pleasure to work with over his many years of service.

"I am proud and humbled to receive this award and be here in the company of so much experience and knowledge", David said.

Also attending the event in support of Mr Eynon were previous past Presidents including Mr Allen Williams, Mr Earl Sakareassen, Mr David Seedsman, Mr Neil Marshall and Mr Peter Staedler.