MAURI Considine, founder of Secon Freight Logistics, died this week at 91.

Mr Considine is survived by his wife Maureen; sons Brendon, Vincent, Paul and Matt; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

Mr Considine founded Secon Carriers (now Secon Freight Logistics) in 1969 with his business partner Jim Seide.

In a statement, Secon said Mr Considine had “an incredible life, a competitive spirit and an overwhelming desire to help others”.

“He often said he is most proud of being able to provide employment for over 150 people. Maurie was well respected within the logistics industry and will be missed by many,” the statement said.

Not just a logistics titan, Mr Considine was also an Australian rules footballer, playing for the Hawthorn Football club between 1952 and 1956. He played in 37 games during that time. His brothers Bernie and Frank, as well as his son Paul, also played football for Hawthorn.

In 2019 Mr Considine published a memoir, It’s in Our Blood, recounting his time building the Secon business.