Bryan Bartley passed away on 24 March 2015.
Bryan and Elaine were well-known in many circles, including the quarrying sector.
Bryan will be remembered by the Winstone Aggregates as someone who had the foresight in the 60’s to arrange the purchase of a quarry “out in the sticks” which we know today as the flagship for the company – Hunua Quarry.
The quarrying industry worldwide will remember him for the BARMAC crusher he and his engineering mate Jim Macdonald invented – a machine which revolutionised the sealing chip business – creating cubical shaped stone.
He will be remembered by the Institute of Quarrying as one of the founding members of the New Zealand Branch, for his regular contributions to the IOQ Conferences, for his attendance to local branch meetings whenever he could.Bryan was the first International President of the IOQ (1989).
In the same year was awarded the inaugural Caernarfon Trophy for his paper High Intensity Autogenous Crushing. The paper was published in the [UK] Quarry Journal.
In the 90’s he led discussions and paved the way for IOQNZ to operate independently as a separate organisation – while retain the principles of the parent IOQUK.
We express our sincere condolences to Elaine and all the family.