A head-shot photo of Bob Stephens, the General Manager of BWT.

Bob Stephens

General Manager

Bob is General Manager of Bermad Water Technologies (BWT), Australia’s leading distributor of state-of-the-art diaphragm actuated control valves and water technology solutions.

A qualified Civil Engineer, Bob has more than 35 years’ experience across technical, sales and marketing of engineered products, including roles with Humes Concrete and Plastic Pipes and Vinidex Plastic Pipe divisions.

Bob established BWT in 1989 as the exclusive distributor of Bermad products in Australia. He is joint owner of the business and a strong believer in ensuring BWT delivers on quality products, services and supportevery time.

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Colin Kirkland

Air Valve Product Manager & Victoria/Tasmania Technical Sales

Colin has more than 30 years’ experience working in water supply and irrigation in Australia, including 21 years with BWT. He credits his training at Weir pumps in his native Scotland for providing him with a solid grounding in engineering.

Colin is a mechanical engineer and a fitter and turner, who prides himself on taking a hands-on approach when designing and implementing successful installations across all aspects of BWT’s products and markets.

As Air Valve Product Manager, Colin performs training seminars in pipeline design incorporating air release valves around Australia.

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Damian Muir

Manager, Metering Technologies

Damian is part of the metering team, and is responsible for the development and technical support of BTW’s flow meters, telemetry and associated flow control solutions.

As a qualified instrument technician, Damian has 20 years’ experience in a wide range of process control equipment across many different industries, including water, mining, petrochemical, textiles, food, chemical, and others.

Regardless of the industry and environment, his philosophy is always the same: to work closely with the customer to clearly understand their needs and help with implementing the appropriate solution.

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Charlie Chow

New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory State Manager

Charlie joined BWT in 2002 with the core focus of servicing the growing waterworks, fire protection, mining and agricultural markets.

Before migrating to Australia in 1995, Charlie worked for a large gas manufacturing company as a senior manager with responsibilities in engineering and business development over a period of 23 years.

With more than 35 years’ experience, Charlie has vast knowledge and experience of the market place and a customer-first attitude. Solution-driven, Charlie prides himself in helping BWT customers design systems, select the correct equipment for their purpose and providing quality support.

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Rod Cable

Western Australian Sales Manager

With over 25 years’ experience in the irrigation and industrial water industry, Rod brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse skills in his capacity as State Sales Manager for Western Australia.

Rod’s comprehensive working history has seen him flourish both in area sales management and roles in business development.

Over his career, Rod has seen a wide variety of developments and significant industry shifts, from the way products are developed and implemented to the complexity of solution delivery.

At Bermad, he also offers broad experience in training, analysis of suppliers, product development and distribution network maintenance.

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Michael Harrison

National Metering Manager

With a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from Monash University in Melbourne, Michael brings with him years of metering experience, gained in various areas across the Australian water industry.

Michael’s skill set allows him to understand the design of a pipeline, and the engineering process behind a premium product.He casts an experienced eye over the delivery solutions developed by the Bermad team, having managed a diverse range of projects over the course of his career.

His service-driven approach allows him to get at the heart of technical project requirements while providing excellent client support.

Mitch Jasnos

New South Wales Area Manager

As an experienced technical sales person, Mitch Jasnos is a valued member of our sales team. Mitch has also opened and heads up a regional office for Bermad Water Technologies, based in Griffith, NSW.

Mitch brings a wealth of industry and irrigation experience to assist us in sales and support of our valves and metering products, in both regional NSW and northern Victoria.

Mitch brings am exceptional level of design, technical support and customer service to the BWT team. This expertise is greatly needed and extremely valuable in one of the largest horticultural regions in Australia.

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David Chaplin

South Australia / Northern Territory Sales Manager

David has worked in the valve industry in various cross-disciplinary roles for the past 34 years. During that time, he has witnessed and experienced much innovation and change to the market, its products and solutions.

With experience working across a variety of Sales and Development roles, his first-hand knowledge of valves, fittings and accessories is one of his key professional strengths.

As South Australia is an area with one of the world’s harshest environments due to high saline ground water, David has also helped to pioneer in-field testing for BWT products in sewage applications.

David Harrison

Area Sales Manager - QLD

With over 30 years of experience in the industry, David brings a wealth of knowledge and diverse skills to his role as State Area Manager for Queensland.

As an experienced sales representative in the water control industry, with a strong focus on large scale infrastructure projects in the fire and building sectors, David brings broad experience and expertise to the Bermad team. Having previously worked for respected companies within the industry as a sales representative in branch and sales management across Queensland and New South Wales, David has been working with Bermad products for over two decades over a vast range of projects. From high-rises, underground tunnels, sporting stadiums, and more, David’s understanding of technical requirements, compliance, and pipeline systems within large-scale infrastructure ensures each project is always delivered for success.

Over his career, David has developed a varied skill set within the water control industry. Starting off as a sales representative over 30 years ago, David understands just how important it is to continuously build strong relationships with clients and industry partners.


A head-shot photo of Russ Dunne, the Queensland Manager at BWT

Russ Dunne

Queensland Manager

With 37 years’ experience in sales and sales management roles, Russ has a deep knowledge of the technical requirements of pipeline construction and related industry. He has worked across all disciplines of the industry, including construction, supply, procurement and management.

Although he’s worked in multiple positions, Russ’ entire professional life has been spent in water and sewerage markets, and he’s got the specialist expertise to prove it.

With a finger on the pulse and a hands-on attitude, he’s dedicated to maintaining Bermad’s status as an industry innovator, while finding the perfect solution for every client’s individual needs.

Deb Layt

Customer service and support officer

With nearly five years’ experience in customer service roles across the Transport and Manufacturing industries, Deb Layt is a valued member of Bermad’s Victorian office.

Friendly, organised and helpful, Deb brings her background in accounts and administration to help support the Bermad sales team with customer enquiries and day-to-day support requests. When she isn’t supporting customers, she’s lending a hand to contribute to the various operational, administrative and service elements of the business.

Deb values dedication within the team she works in. It’s why she enjoys working within a team that supports each other and works together towards providing excellent and professional service to their clients.

Kathleen Cumbo

Customer Service

For over two years, Kathleen has been a valued member of our customer service team at Bermad Water Technologies, providing high-quality service with energy and enthusiasm. A keen and motivated team player, you’ll often find Kathleen with phone in hand, calmly managing sophisticated client requests and large-scale accounts with a smile.

Kathleen’s role at BWT ensures we have close alignment and meticulous coordination between the office, our factory assembly teams and dispatch. Thanks to Kathleen, we’re able to provide the highest level of customer service for a broad range of clients and collaborators.