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Marand receives prestigious Governor of Victoria Export Award

Australian F-35 supplier Marand Precision Engineering has been named a top Victorian exporter, at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards. Marand won the award for Manufacturing and Advanced Materials, in part for its contribution to global defence projects such as Lockheed Martin’s F-35.

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is the most prestigious export award in Victoria, split across thirteen categories. The GOVEAs reward the state’s most effective, pioneering, and advanced exporters by granting significant recognition for outstanding work. 

“The 2019 Governor of Victoria Export Awards are a great reminder of the strength and success of Victorian exporters,” said The Honorable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria. 

“We are so proud of everyone who has put in the work over such a long period of time,” said Marand CEO Rohan Stocker, who collected the award at the National Gallery of Victoria.

He went on to add, “our company is passionately Australian, and at the same time we love exporting and connecting internationally to great companies like Lockheed Martin. Teamwork is at the core of what we do, and this award is an emblem of that. We also want to thank the Victorian State Government and the Australian Government for their constant support and belief in us as an Australian business.”

Joe North, Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand, congratulated Marand on the prestigious award. 

“As the platform original equipment manufacturer and lead sustainment partner for the F-35 globally, we are proud to work with our Australian suppliers, like Marand, to deliver enhanced sovereign defence capability and security for our nation”.  

“Lockheed Martin and Marand have been great partners on the F-35 Program, and we look forward to continuing this relationship into the future.” 


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