Gifford Linder - Weighload Trophy Award Winner 2015
For outstanding service to the Crane Association this year’s winner of the Weighload Trophy was the late Gifford Linder.
Giff is the second individual to have been awarded the trophy twice since its inception in 1985.
The award was introduced for annual presentation by Crane Accessories Limited, to the ‘company or individual who has given outstanding service to the [Power] Crane Association of New Zealand Inc’.
Back in 2004 Giff was presented with the trophy acknowledging his work in completing the Crane Safety Manual alongside industry colleague, Maurice Coffey.
The award was presented at the national Crane Association conference in Tauranga and was accepted by Sam Linder, Giff’s son and Managing Director of DM Standen.
Giff Linder was awarded the 2015 Weighload Trophy because of his “ongoing contribution to the Association and in particular his work on the Crane Safety Manual. Even in the face of adversity, he continued to contribute to the standards and knowledge of the industry” Rod Auton, Crane Association.
Pictured: Sam Linder accepting the trophy on his father’s behalf from Crane Association President, Scott McLeod