In Memoriam: John Kuilart

It is with deep sadness that we advise that WorldSkills Australia trainer/mentor for Refrigeration, John Kuilart passed away late last week at the age of 62.

Those of you that knew him would know how passionate John was in his love of the Refrigeration industry and his dedication to training and mentoring competitors. John was well known and regarded in the WorldSkills Australia family: He was a Judge and Chief Judge for Refrigeration with WorldSkills Australia at a national level and he represented Australia as an Expert in 2005 and Chief Expert in 2007 and 2009. Ever happy to give back to young people at the beginning of their careers, John was also the previous Chair of the Greater Sydney Region (now the Sydney and Sydney West Regions). He was part of a team that maintained a great relationship with the refrigeration industry, ensuring tremendous and continuous support for the Refrigeration category.

Vale, John Kuilart. You will be greatly missed, but your legacy lives on in those whose lives you touched.


–Brigitte Collins, Interim CEO of WorldSkills Australia