John Gillespie 1952 to 2021

By Alex Dahm19 August 2021

John Gillespie at a lectern blue background John Gillespie presenting at the World Crane and Transport Summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 2013

ICST regrets to report the death of crane industry icon John Gillespie in Australia.

John William Gillespie was former managing director of Australian crane rental company Gillespies Crane Services and he was president of the Crane Industry Council of Australia (CICA) for 16 years from 2004.

He started at Gillespies Crane Services in 1969 and remained there until its sale to Two Way Cranes in 2019. His work at CICA saw him join the board in 1985. In 2010 he was awarded CICA life membership for outstanding industry service.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday 31 August at 11.00 AEST. It will be available via a live stream from 10.55 to 12.50 here: John William Gillespie service

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Long Reads
ACT EXCLUSIVE: Industry’s first Crane Safety Research Lab
The Texas A&M University Crane Safety Research Laboratory will be a first for academia and the crane industry.
Crane pad and mat makers discuss trends and issues
Ground stabilization is among the most critical elements of safe crane operation.
What is the demand for telescopic crawlers in North America?
Telescopic crawler models are getting bigger and better, while serving as a fleet necessity.
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Alex Dahm Editor, International Cranes and Specialized Transport Tel: +44(0) 1892 786 206 E-mail: alex.dahm@khl.com
Mike Posener Sales Manager Tel: +353 860 431 219 E-mail: mike.posener@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA