Tribute to Janja Kotnik

15 Mar 2016

AE Smith wishes to pay tribute to Janja Kotnik who sadly passed away on February 6 2016. We pay our respects to her family, friends and to her memory; she was a much loved member of the AE Smith Construction team in Melbourne, and had just celebrated 40 years of service with us in December 2015.

Janja commenced with AE Smith at age 17, at past AE Smith branch, Swan Street Richmond. For the last 25 years, Janja worked with the Estimating Team preparing tender submissions and alongside Project Managers, producing contractual documentation.

Doug Smith, General Manager, Victoria Construction, shared his memorable thoughts of Janja:

“My memory of Janja will always be of a lady who was loyal, always happy, bright and bubbly, who would lend a hand to whoever asked. She would stay back when work demanded, never complained, and had beautiful dress standards, not to mention those colourful shoes. Janja will be sadly missed. We express our compassion, prays and support for Janja’s immediate family and close friends.”

Angelo Pascuzzi, Project Manager, worked with Janja for 29 years and remembers her presence:

“She was a loyal and integral part of the AES Construction team. Her professionalism and dedication was flawless and faultless; she was always the first to lend a helping hand regardless of the task.”

We are grateful for having had such a shining personality in our team. Our thoughts, compassion, support and best wishes go to Janja’s family.

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(L-R): Kasey Giles and Janja Kotnik.