Steve Basclain is the new General Manager of Kelair Pumps Australia.

Kelair Pumps Australia CEO John Inkster said “We are very fortunate to have someone of Steve’s calibre take up this role. His considerable industrial experience and diverse background in all facets of the pump industry means he is ideally qualified for this position.”

Steve started in the pump industry at Kelair in 1988 and spent five years in internal and external roles before leaving to broaden his experience. Since returning to Kelair in 2006 Steve has held the roles of Industrial Sales Manager and National Sales Manager. Steve took over as General Manager in November 2014.

In the years between his time at Kelair, Steve had three years as National Projects Manager at what was then ITT Flygt, and before that several roles at Weir Warman, spending a total of nine years there, split between WA and their Artarmon facility in NSW.

Steve also spent some time doing contract engineering work, mostly in the mining industry.

Steve said “I am looking forward to the challenge of the new role and building on the legacy started by Bill Smith in 1975 and built on by Tony Sgro after the sale of Kelair to Brown Brothers Engineers Australia in 2004.”

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