South Australian Glen Watkinson was a foundation Director of VASA, and a pioneer of the vehicle air conditioning industry in that state.
Glen sold his business and retired as Vice-President of VASA in 2006. His retail workshop, Car Air Systems, became Australian Transport Refrigeration, while his wholesale business is now CoolDrive South Australia.
Glen and his energetic wife Christine, were honoured at the 2007 Annual General Meeting dinner in Adelaide, in front of 65 industry guests, including VASA President Mark Padwick, who made the presentation of the Pioneer Award.
South Australian members bestowed their own special award on Glen for his contribution to the industry.
Glen and his team will go down in VASA history for their organisation of the 1998 VASA Convention in Adelaide, which was voted one of the best yet for sheer entertainment value, and highly successful from an industry viewpoint.
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