Top tech officer moves on from HVIA

HVIA's chief technical officer Paul Caus is leaving the industry body after six and a half years in the role

The Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) says Chief Technical Officer Paul Caus is departing this week after six and a half years providing high quality technical and regulatory advice to HVIA members.

Caus joined HVIA as the organisation transitioned from the state based CVIAQ to fulfil a national mandate as a national member organisation in alignment with the advent of Heavy Vehicle National Law.

In an organisation whose heritage was based around the strength of its technical capability, the HVIA says Caus filled those big shoes with aplomb.

His own back-story was laden with all the right foundational engineering experience, having come straight from the Federal Department of Infrastructure, and before that the NSW RMS.

HVIA CEO Todd Hacking says he wishes Caus well in his new role, where he will inevitably have the opportunity to collaborate with HVIA on many issues.

“We are grateful to Paul for his support, efforts and dedication over almost seven years,” Hacking says.

“It is such an important role and has drawn on Paul’s ability to grasp detailed, complex technical and regulatory issues and articulate the solution to Government, Regulators and other stakeholders.

“We hope Paul has enjoyed his role; after such a contribution, he goes with our blessings and support.”

Caus says: “I have met many people during my time here and have had the privilege and shared a drink with many of you at the truck show or at committee meetings.

“You all share a deep passion for the heavy vehicle industry.

“A passion that I did not see as consistently in people in the light vehicle industry, when I worked in that sector.

“As my time at HVIA is drawing to a close, I look back on the achievements of HVIA in transitioning from a state to a national based association.

“Through you, I have been exposed to a great many things in the heavy vehicle industry that I only had a nebulous understanding of – trailer brakes, tow trucks, tag trailers, tippers, qualifications for AVE’s – a list I need to stop as I think it has no end.

“I have tried to fight the good fight in each of those cases. Not the least, I’ve gained some understanding of something that is completely divorced from my day to day job – how a huge event like the Brisbane Truck Show is organised and executed.”    

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