Peter Cockbain AM Wins Major Award at Engineer Australia’s Excellence Awards

On behalf of Ampcontrol, we wish to recognise and congratulate Peter Cockbain AM, Co-Founder of Ampcontrol who was awarded Engineers Australia’s most illustrious individual accolade, the Peter Nicol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal, at Engineer Australia’s Excellence Awards, in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the field of engineering and the broader community.

With a career spanning decades, Peter is a distinguished innovator, entrepreneur, industrialist, philanthropist, and one of Australia’s most highly regarded and influential engineers. He has been a passionate member of Engineers Australia for more than 50 years, including a stint as National President and has served as a board member of Standards Australia, the University of Newcastle Council and the Prime Ministers Science, Engineering, and Innovation Council.

In 2010, Engineers Australia named Peter one of Australia’s 100 Engineering Leaders of the past century. In 2015 he became a Member of the Order of Australia for his significant services to

On winning the Peter Nicol Russell Career Achievement Memorial Medal, Peter Cockbain AM said, “I have only ever been a willing participant in very talented teams. Collectively, we’ve achieved a lot. Ampcontrol’s company motto is: ‘I can’t do it. You can’t do it. But we can’. It’s always been about what we could achieve together, not the individual achievement of one person.”

With the many collaborations and partnerships Ampcontrol is part of, the aphorism “I can’t do it, you can’t do it, but we can” attributed to Peter is representative of how Ampcontrol values collaboration and group innovation, both internally and externally.

Peters vision, energy and determination to continuously improve and innovate is supported by Ampcontrol’s investment in research, development and commercialisation practices that have seen the company thrive over the last 50 years to become the global success story it is today.

The long list of high-profile awards Ampcontrol has received for innovation, design, and technology is a testament to Peter’s founding philosophies set down when he and fellow Co-Founders established Ampcontrol in 1968.

Earlier this year Washington H. Sul Pattinson acquired 100% of the shareholdings from other investors including Ampcontrol Co-Founder Peter Cockbain.

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