“Shut up and listen.”
That’s what Grant Moffat – who received a Life Membership Award at the latest Crane Association of NZ’s (CANZ) 2019 conference – would have told his younger self.
“That would be my life lesson; there are many people within the crane industry who are quite strong-minded, passionate and arrogant – in a good way. Tenacity is also high.
“We all value our own opinion maybe more than we should, especially myself – I’ve been guilty of saying something before thinking. But the collective knowledge of our industry is hugely invaluable.”
Investing more than 27 years in the industry, Grant started out as a diesel mechanic for Albert Smith Industries.
Finishing his apprenticeship, he was then sent to Guam in Micronesia before heading to Tiwai Point at the bottom of the South Island.
Now aged 44, his passion for the industry hasn’t lost its spark – he put his hand up again to join the CANZ Council: “simply to share the passion and to keep people honest.”
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