Our Team

Bill Clifton

Managing Director & CEO of Banlaw Pty Ltd

Bill is a career specialist in effectively and securely managing industrial fluids. After more than 20 years in the fuel industry as the owner of a Shell distribution operation for the Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, and Manning River regions of NSW, Bill purchased Banlaw in 1999.

At the time, Banlaw was a small-scale manufacturer of high-quality refuelling products. Bill saw the potential of taking his deep understanding of fuel accounting and quality and dovetailing it with best-in-class hardware products to give industrial clients total control of the high-value fluids they must use in their operations. After over 20 years at the helm of Banlaw, the organisation has evolved into an advanced manufacturing and technology company. Banlaw supplies more than 30 countries with the world’s only fully integrated fluid management software, smart fluid transfer management hardware, and built infrastructure solutions.

Bill still passionately cares about helping organisations safely, securely, and efficiently manage their industrial fluids. He leads global Banlaw operations that create emerging Industrial IoT, fluid security, tank safety, contamination avoidance, and business intelligence solutions.

Bill enjoys spending time with family and on community pursuits when outside of the office. He is a devoted father of four and is actively involved in enabling local charities, women in sport, and his beloved Hunter Wildfires Rugby Club.

Stuart Wright

Mechanical Development Manager

Dip Proj Mgt, BEng Mech, Grad Cert Eng Sci Struc, MIEAust

Stuart creates mechanical and system solutions for the toughest challenges in the industrial fluid management space. He leads the team responsible for the evolution of Banlaw’s mechanical product portfolio.

With over a decade of multidisciplinary expertise, combining precision manufacturing, fabrication, hydraulics, control systems, and solutions integration skills, Stuart’s broad insights now contribute to the quality and effectiveness of over 700 fluid transfer, security, and safety products from Banlaw.

Stuart’s project management and team leadership background has enabled the creation of new solutions for construction, railway, and mining operations around the world. A problem solver at heart, Stuart loves the process of improving things. Whether leveraging his personal skills or unlocking the potential of the talented people around him, he delights in continuous improvement and iteratively creating better outcomes for his stakeholders. Stuart works out of Banlaw’s innovation hub in Newcastle, Australia. His focus is on new innovations as well as the creative deployment of great products to achieve a fit-for-purpose solution to customer pains.

Stuart holds a Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science (Structural) from the University of Southern Queensland, a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from The University of Newcastle, a Diploma of Project Management from TAFE NSW and is a member of Engineers Australia (MIEAust). Currently Stuart is working on developing his leadership and management skills through LMA’s High Performance Management Course