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Vale Frederick John (Ned) Amezdroz

An energetic and dynamic leader in the road transport industry, Frederick John (Ned) Amezdroz, has passed away.

Amezdroz joined the family transport business, Amezdroz & Menzies, aged 17, where he toiled for the remainder of his 57-year working life.

With his brother Bill, Amezdroz took over business in 1961, helping build it into one of Victoria’s leading carriers.

Frederick John (Ned) Amezdroz.

The company continued to grow and became Amezdroz and Sons in 1984. Following several strategic acquisitions, rapid expansion ensued resulting in a group rebrand to Wettenhalls in 2004.

“He was instrumental in advocating for change within the Victorian transport industry, as a member of the Executive of the then Victorian Road Transport Association, which he served for 20 years,” the Victorian Transport Association said in a statement.

“Recognition of Ned’s outstanding service to the transport industry came in 2005 when he was admitted to the National Road Transport Hall of Fame.

“Away from business, Ned was a pillar of his local communities in Colac, Werribee and Geelong, through his charitable deeds, volunteer work and tireless community involvement.

“He was involved in numerous local organisations, volunteering with Rotary International, where his service was recognised with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Ned and his beloved wife Audrey also served on the Foundation Board of Mambourin Enterprises in Werribee, supporting people with disabilities.

“Our sincere sympathies to all who knew and interacted with Ned.”

At the 2022 Australian Freight Industry Awards, Wettenhalls was recognised for best practice in safety.

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