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27 April 2022
Member for Wannon Dan Tehan unveiled an Ararat Legacy ‘Reflection Seat’ as part of a dedication to Legatee and influential Ararat businessman the late Peter Carthew, AM, yesterday.
He joined Christine Doak from Ararat Legacy and AME Systems managing director Peter Carthew and a variety of guests and officials for the dedication at Ararat Legacy Memorial Gardens.
Ararat Legacy, in conjunction with Ararat manufacturing firm AME Systems, organised the occasion to formally recognise Mr Carthew’s contribution to Ararat district community.
The event also recognised the 30th year of the AME name with four 30-year employees unveiling a commemorative plaque.
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It also acknowledged Legacy’s Ararat and Stawell Laurel clubs.
Peter Carthew, who founded multi-million-dollar Ararat firm AME Systems, died on December 26, 2019.
A Vietnam War veteran, he was involved in many community and charity organisations and provided hundreds of jobs through his firm, which he proudly maintained in Ararat.
AME Systems provides customised electrical ‘solutions’ for heavy transport, aerospace, defence, rail, agriculture and special-purpose vehicles and machinery.
It employs a workforce of about 400 and has established a significant global reputation as a parts supplier in the aerospace and defence industries.
Mr Tehan said Ararat Legacy Club was a ‘wonderful community’ organisation.
“It helps build community spirit, while providing care, guidance and encouragement to the families of those servicemen and servicewomen who have fallen or are seriously injured,” he said.
“The installation of the ‘seat of reflection’ is a testament to the Carthew family and its ‘generosity of spirit’.”
The Federal Government provided $2500 through its Stronger Communities Program for the project.
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