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Dave Buttner awarded Order of Australia

Serviceman: Dave Buttner, AM, is now a ‘lion king’ but his award relates to service to car manufacturing. He is pictured here with community group members from the Altona region who received some of the last Australian Toyota Camrys.

Holden chief among industry leaders, advocates recognised for ‘significant service’

13 Jun 2019

-GM HOLDEN chairman and managing director Dave Buttner has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the automotive manufacturing sector – and has paid tribute to “those many great people” he has worked with over a career spanning more than 40 years.


-Mr Buttner, who, as the former president of Toyota Australia, oversaw the Japanese company’s exit from local vehicle manufacturing in October 2017, was among several automotive leaders and advocates recognised in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced this week.

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