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Ricky is one of a kind

In the blink of an eye, Ricky Williams has been with GMA for over two and a half decades. 

He celebrated 25 years of service in January this year.  

Ricky works as a Plant Operator at our Dry Plant in Geraldton, Australia, and he wanted to share how he felt over the years at GMA: 

“Hi, just a few words to say thank you to GMA for the job opportunity many years ago - 25 to be exact but it felt like yesterday. The years have gone by so quickly that I forget at times when GMA was that relatively small company back then, just starting to get a foothold into the international sandblasting market. In the years that followed, the job was somewhat demanding, with good and challenging times but we soldiered on. 

Over the years, I have seen GMA grow from strength to strength into the global company we are today. I am proud to have been a part of that journey, and I look forward to the next phase where I will be part of the best of the best of what GMA can be.”

GMA CEO Stephen Gobby said Ricky embodies the loyalty and commitment to GMA, which is a common thread through our workforce. Ricky gives his 100% everyday at work. I learnt this firsthand as I spent a day working alongside him hand stacking 25kg bags on a pallet. 

"Let's just say his stocking rate was a bit quicker than mine!" 

When it comes to the running of both plants, Ricky is a wealth of knowledge...

"For the past seven years, Ricky has helped me in my own journey at GMA. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the running of both plants and often points me in the right direction when I needed it. Congratulations on your 25-year anniversary and thank you for all your help and advice over the years."   Supervisor Leanne Scally

"Ricky is one of a kind. Over the years, he has helped many people out at GMA. I have worked with him for the last 20 years and found him to be an honest, reliable co-worker with extensive knowledge when it comes to the day to day running of both plants."   Leading Hand Clive McCagh


Top photo: CEO Stephen Gobby (right) congratulates Ricky for 25 years of service at GMA.

By Belinda Burrows, GMA Mining Australia