The delay in announcing the guest presenter for the 2006 Jim Macdonald Memorial Lecture Tour was worth the wait.

In March 2007, Ian Rodger of Metso Minerals used a small window of opportunity to secure a speaker from America to provide the NZ Quarrying Industry with a fantastic insight to quarrying operations and issues in the USA.

Jennifer Joy Wilson (photographed (left) at the Christchurch Branch meeting with Metso Minerals General Manager, Ian Rodger) is the President and CEO of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

She presented her discussion paper “The Aggregate Business in the USA” to each of five NZ Branches – Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Otago

A summary of the tour can be found in the NZIOQ Newsletter March 2007.

Slides from her presentation are now available. .

We publicly thank all sponsors who helped make the tour a success.