Industry Policy Council

The role of the Industry Policy Council is to develop the industry policy position for the association and for the interests of members.

The members of the Industry Policy Council have a key role in bringing forward the industry policy positions from their various divisions or affiliated associations for broader consultation and development through the Industry Policy Council. The Industry Policy Council is formed by nominations from each of VACC's Industry Divisions. Terms for the Council are for two years and Members may be re-nominated by their VACC Industry Divisions, if they wish to seek more than one term. 

The Chairman of the Council is led by the VACC President who is also the Chair of the Executive Board. The Industry Policy Council meets four times each year.

Mark Awramenko
Automobile Repairers Division
Highton Automotive Services

Automotive Dismantlers & Recyclers Division (ADRD)

Wayne Alway

Dale Imlach
Imlachs Auto Parts

Automotive Electrical Division (AED)

Tony Sanchez
ALS Automotive

Paul Beck
Berwick Auto Electrics & Mechanical

Automotive Repairers Division (ARD)

Frank Grocl
J & F Motors Pty Ltd

Joseph Brogno
BM Tech Canterbury

Body Repairers Division (BRD)
Deborah Stephens
Total Collision Repairs

Michelle Anne Ferbrache
Essendon Panels

Commercial Vehicle Industry Association (CVIA)

Eddie Van Den Berg
BTT Engineering Consulting Pty Ltd

Michelle Sellars
Austruck Truck Bodies

Engine Reconditioner & Radiator Service Division (ERRD)

Antony Pearse
Nason Engine Parts Pty Ltd

Eddie Woods
Head Stud Developments

Farm & Industrial Machinery Dealers Association (FIMDA)

Paul Bertoli
Bertoli Farm Machinery

Brendan Caffery
Claas Harvest Centre Echuca

General Division

Mario Balen

Motorcycle Industry Division (MID)

John Buskes
A 1 Motorcycles

Sam Gravette
Peter Stevens Motorcycles Ringwood Head Office

Service Station and Convenience Store Division

Furty Bortolotto
Diamond Creek Self Serve

Trevor Dance
Expressway VV Pty Ltd

Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC)

Michael Grubb
Specialist Auto Hobart


Towing Industry Division (TOD)

Frank D'Andrea
Geelong Collision Centre

Craig Berulsden
Mel Schmidt Panel Works

Used Car Traders Division (UCTD)

Srecko Lorbek
Lorbek Luxury Cars

Robert Parisi
City Bus & Truck Centre

Victorian Automobile Dealers Association (VADA)

Emma De Ruiter


Victorian Tyre Dealers Association (VTDA)

Terry Paget
BB Tyres & Wheels

Chris Hummer
Dynamic Wheelco

Past Presidents

Tony Blake
Fury Bortolotto
John Buskes
John Byford
Ian Barns
Graeme Hill
Max Kirwan OAM
Perce Makin
Tony Sanchez
Peter Savige
Joe Shneider OAM
Russell Stuckey