No. 14

Robert Blan­chard

The Daily Examiner - - CLARENCE VALLEY'S POWER 30 -

THE light blue trucks bear­ing the Herb Blan­chard name are a com­mon site through­out our area, and stand­ing at the helm is CEO Robert Blan­chard.

Mr Blan­chard is the first one to say in in­ter­views that the busi­ness, started by his par­ents Noreen and Herb, is still run by the fam­ily, rather than a sin­gle per­son, but his ad­vo­cacy for the trans­port sec­tor has his name at the fore­front of the lo­cal and na­tional in­dus­try.

Mr Blan­chard has acted as a di­rec­tor of na­tional in­dus­try body NatRoad in the past and is still a con­trib­u­tor to many trans­port is­sues through­out the area. The com­pany em­ploys more than 30 peo­ple with a fleet of around 25 with three de­pots and has been the ma­jor car­rier of poles for Kop­pers Wood prod­ucts since the 1960s.

Mr Blan­chard and his fam­ily have been at the fore­front of safety and tech­nol­ogy ad­vances within the in­dus­try.

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