Jim Giumelli, the founder of Western Australia-based civil contractor Ertech, has been honoured with the Civil Contractors Federation Western Australia’s (CCF WA) President’s Award.
The award was presented at the CCF WA President’s Gala Dinner and Industry & Training awards held on Friday, February 12 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Mr Giumelli established Ertech in 1981 and the company has steadily grown to become one of WA’s leading civil contractors. It is also the largest wholly employee-owned construction company in Australia, with more than 70 employee shareholders.
CCF WA CEO Jeff Miller said the President’s Award recognised an exceptional person who had made an excellent and sustained industry wide contribution over many years.
“Ertech is an acknowledged industry leader in every facet of its operations, with a sustained commitment in areas such as training, safety and Indigenous Engagement,” Mr Miller said.
“Jim Giumelli’s commitment to investing in people, both those already working in the field and those seeking to enter it, is proving beneficial across the industry.
“He is a most deserving winner and we thank him for his distinguished contribution over more than 40 years, helping lead the civil construction industry to a strong, sustainable future.”