Mike O'Neill awarded HIANZ Life Membership ...

12 Aug 2017 6:56 AM | Administrator . (Administrator)

Mike O'Neill was awarded Life Membership of the Hire Industry Association of New Zealand, at the Hire Excellence Awards held in Blenheim on the 25th July 2017. 
Mike formerly owned and operated Cambridge Hire. Mike began his commitment to the HIANZ board in 1998 as Zone 2 director. His tenure spanned 11 years until 2009. Mike was instrumental at the time the Association moved from volunteer zone committees to the recruitment of a full time CEO.

Giving freely of his time and with the well-being of the association always front of mind, he, along with the help of a business colleague, ran the financial affairs of the association after losing three CEO’s in a very short space of time. Thanks to his commitment, dedication and optimism, he was a prime mover in assuring the association remained operational and financially viable during those tough times.

"He gave so much time and energy to the association and worked hard to stimulate our industry at every opportunity. All of this while still managing his own hire company in Cambridge", said HIANZ Past President, Wayne Hood.

"Mike's optimism, passion and commitment to the industry over the years has simply been infectious, and it is little wonder that he is held in such high regard amongst our industry peers. Mike has been the “go to” man for industry knowledge and foresight for many years now. I must also acknowledge the support of Mike's wife, Carol. As we all know, it is the support and understanding of those close to us that help people achieve great things", said HIANZ President, Tim Mikkelsen.

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