Secon Freight Logistics founder, Maurice (Maurie) Joseph Considine, has passed away at the age of 91.
Co-founding Secon Freight Logistics in 1969 with fellow partner, Jim Seide, Considine established a growing business based upon the values and principles that he always maintained throughout all his endeavours in life.
The idea to start the company came about at a Christmas party the year prior during a conversation with Seide, where Considine suggested that they go into business.
His words were, “If you look after the trucks, I’ll get the customers”.
In a statement online, Secon Freight Logistics said Considine had an incredible life, a competitive spirit and an overwhelming desire to help others.
“He often said he is most proud of being able to provide employment for over 150 people,” the company said.
“Maurie was well respected within the Logistics industry and will be missed by many.
“We thank Maurie for everything he has done for us, for those before us, and the others that will come after us. As a Secon family, we will miss him dearly.”
Outside of work, Considine was very active and played 37 VFL games with Hawthorn as number 28.
He also coached Victorian State Team, Old Paradians Football Club, and was Assistant Coach at Hawthorn under John Kennedy for five years.
Victorian Transport Association (VTA) CEO, Peter Anderson, expressed his condolences to Considine, one of the association’s dearest members and supporters of the industry.
“Maurie was always innovative in his thinking, hard working at everything he tackled, humble around others, generous to those less fortunate than himself and the epitome of a real gentleman,” Anderson said.
“With five sons all starting their working lives within the transport industry those values that he espoused throughout his life continue.
“A loving husband, proud father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Maurie was a man that our industry was proud to have in its ranks.”