Apple and pear industry awards

** Congratulations to all the winners of  APAL’s 2016 Awards for Excellence **

APAL honours outstanding apple and pear growers and industry leaders by awarding the Awards for Excellence. The awards recognise the success and outstanding achievements of our industry’s most successful growers, researchers, people and businesses working across all areas of the supply chain – from production and processing through to marketing.

Anyone can submit a nomination and all nominees are assessed by the APAL Board. Awards are only granted if outstanding candidates are identified and nominees must meet one or more of the criteria for their chosen award.

APAL award recipients

Grower of the Year Award

  • 2016 – Mark Trzaskoma
  • 2015 – Brad Fankhauser
  • 2013 – Brad Ashlin
  • 2012 – Rob Green

Young Grower of the Year Award

  • 2015 – Joel Brockhoff

Rising Star of the Year Award

  • 2016 – Mel Ware
  • 2015 – Joyce Ceravolo and Joseph Ceravolo

Women in Horticulture Award

  • 2015 – Susie Green

Environmental Award

  • 2015 – Environmental Award

Innovative Marketing Award

  • 2016 – Montague
  • 2015 – Dane Griggs

Researcher of the Year

  • 2015 – Heidi Parkes

Productivity Partner Award

  • 2015 – Andrew Maughan

Industry Impact Award

  • 2015 – Jesse Reader

Exporter of the Year Award

  • 2016 – Howard Hansen

Lifetime Achievement Award (previously called the Legends Roll of Honour)

  • 2016 – Ugo Tomasel and David Gartrell
  • 2015 – John Lawrenson
  • 2013 – Henry Jarvis and Keith Nightingale
  • 2012 – Helene Armour, John Giumelli and Petro Savio

Inducted by AFFCO

  • 2012 – John Corby
  • 2009 – Cam Stafford
  • 2008 – Ian Armour and Geoff Payne
  • 2007 – Barriw Gaudion, Cliff Riseborough and Gordon Chapman
  • 2005 – Bill Joyce and Bruce Plummer
  • 2003 – Bob Cornish and Cliff Armstrong
  • 2002 – Colin Little and John Cripps
  • 2001 – Hedley Calvert
  • 2000 – Bill Zurcas, Geoffrey Thompson and Harry Chilton
  • 1999 – Doug Bushop, Bill Montague, Jack Pickworth, Charlie Turnbull and Bruce Williams