Tribute to Graham Fergus
Graham Robert Fergus passed away at his home on June 17th 2009 at the age of 69. Graham leaves a legacy of over 30 year’s association with (amongst other disciplines) Limitorque valve actuators. Graham was the first employee of Pryde Measurement in the mid 1960’s. Pryde Measurement was started by George Pryde Patterson, (Graham’s mentor )in one room and half a room for a store at 62 Wellington Parade East Melbourne. Control Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd was formed in 1963, for which Graham became manager and then CEO and part owner till his retirement. Control Engineering initially represented Limitorque products in Victoria only. Late in the 1960’s Limitorque products were used extensively for the developing Bass Strait oil fields, during this time the Limitorque agency was transferred from Underhill Day of Brisbane to Control Engineering; Limitorque enjoyed continued growth under the leadership of Graham.
Graham had the ability to extract the very best from people he employed; testament to this can be seen in the people who have been successful in all types of endeavour. Today the Limitorque name continues on through Acrodyne, we are proud to be part of a rich heritage spanning nearly 50 years, with almost all of those Limitorque actuators Graham installed all those years ago still running strong.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Graham’s wife Jan, daughter Michelle, son Scott and their families, he will be sadly missed.