Avida motorhomes and caravans is proud to announce that team member Jon McGuiggan was recently recognised as – Employee of the Year – Product & Services, at the NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association’s (CCIA) annual Awards of Excellence held on Sydney Harbour.

The 2016 Awards of Excellence showcased the best in holiday parks and residential communities, quality dealerships and service providers, and manufacturing excellence from across the state.

“Our awards of excellence are a hallmark of outstanding quality and service and they form a valuable part of the ongoing success of our industry,” Theo Whitmont, President of Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW said.

“Our members across NSW have been instrumental in helping to deliver this success through their great products, high standards and commitment to customer service.” said Mr Whitmont.

Jon McGuiggan has been with Avida for over 14 years. he started as a general hand, with his shop fitting trade skills he worked hard to gain product knowledge and the specific technical skills to build recreational vehicles. In recognition of Jon’s skills, knowledge, urgency, reliability and care, he was promoted to a Leading Hand role.

Avida’s Operations Manager Jodie Harris remarked “Jon’s determination to meet the business goals, his unwavering commitment to the business and his team and his ‘Failure is not an option’ attitude make him invaluable to our business”.

As a determined and goal driven person, Jon developed his leadership skills while taking a keen interest in learning and refining his people skills, leadership style and supervisory skills and educating himself on HR issues.

Jon pushed improvements back through the business to continually challenge quality standards and raise the bar while continuing to use his eye for detail and pride in the Avida product. When a position became available for a Line Manager Jon was not only the obvious choice but the perfect choice.

“Jon continues to look for ways to improve the product, processes, himself and his team, we are delighted that Jon has been recognised for all his efforts” said Ms Harris.

Avida’s production of motorhomes and caravans is continuing to grow and Avida are seeking dedicated workers with the right attitude to join their team at Emu Plains in Western Sydney.  If you know of anyone who would be interested please contact Avida Human Resources on employment@avidarv.com.au or 02 4735 8116.

L-R: Ben Binns – Avida CEO, Jon McGuiggan, Bruce Binns – Avida founder & MD