Greg MahoneyPublished 22/2 at 12:40
Following a battle with a serious illness, it is with great sadness that the death of former president of the CSDAA, Greg Mahoney, has been announced. He will be remembered as a loyal and loving husband to Jenny, and loving father to James and Emma.
Greg enriched the lives of other contractors throughout Australia and the rest of the world. His passion for the industry and the friendships developed saw Greg awarded the CSDAA Life Time Membership Award in October last year which we know he was delighted to receive.
To say Greg had sawing and drilling in his blood is an understatement: Greg’s pathway into the sawing and drilling industry began upon leaving school in 1974 when he joined Smith & Osbourne in Richmond, Victoria. In 1982 Greg moved to the Gold Coast, being appointed a director of Condrill Services.
Greg influenced all who came into contact with him, always showing loyalty and fairness to all who worked with him. Hard work helped build Greg’s career and reputation within the demolition industry, with Greg although fair, never being one to suffer fools gladly; he called a spade a spade and if you didn’t like it, so be it.
Greg’s eight year stint as president of the CSDAA is a testament to his passion for what he loved doing. Greg paved the way for developing and growing the Australian Concrete Cutting & Drilling Association through trade shows and quarterly staged meetings. His passion for work was only matched by his passion for water sports and the annual fishing trip to Darwin.
As a present to himself for 40 years of service, Greg invested in a new set of wheels to get him around town. Not one to do things by halves, the 1965 Chevrolet had pride of place in Greg’s garage. When Greg sent CSDAA president Jason Franken the photo, Franken said it only had one thing missing, and that was a floor saw on the back! “If there is an afterlife, I am sure Greg is cruising around the pearly gates in the big red Chevy, for a life well lived,” commented Jason Franken.
Greg’s personal qualities matched those of his working life. For those that knew Greg, and those that didn’t, he was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. Rest in peace and enjoy the next journey, you will be missed by an industry you so well served.