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About Us

PumpFree Energy is devoted to developing the best solutions to help busy restaurant owners and managers take care of liquid waste in the cleanest, most efficient way possible.

We have worked in and run liquid waste businesses in Australia and the USA over the last 25 years and have a very knowledgeable team devoted to making our customers lives easier. We started PumpFree to offer a better solution to the industry. We have spent thousands of hours testing the best way to collect and treat liquid waste from grease traps.

Meet our Leadership Team:

Mark Runnalls, Co-founder, Director 

Working with the management team and my fellow directors, shareholders and business partners to grow our business in a sustainable manner. Mark’s chief responsibilities include the development of our commercial opportunities working with our licencing partners and key stakeholder groups.

We are an innovative company focused on designing and licencing wastewater management solutions to industry partners. Our business differentiates itself based upon a superior client experience, continual improvement of our industry-leading technology to deliver better environmental outcomes for clients and stakeholders and we are driven by data to improve our key operating metrics. Our vehicles have sophisticated sensing and measurement equipment that provides data to optimise route, vehicle and driver utilisation. The data will in time, become a valuable source of revenue to the company providing water authorities and customers the opportunity to benchmark themselves.


Bruce Sands, Co-founder

After a successful career in foodservice, managing over 400 restaurants Bruce transitioned into the waste management services industry and as a serial entrepreneur, he founded PumpFree Energy to solve these two industries’ biggest problem: liquid waste. 

Bruce is passionate about the foodservice industry, creating safer working conditions and delivering environmentally sustainable disruptive technologies in deep-rooted industries ripe for change.


Claudia Galvis, Chief Process Officer, Board Advisor 

A proven and exceptional people leader with a rich background in business process transformation and improvement with a strong technical expertise in Lean Six Sigma (LSS), TOC (Theory of Constraints), Agility, DWH and Business Intelligence.

As a black belt in lean Six Sigma, have played an instrumental role in discovery and coaching green and other black belts in strategic productivity initiatives, ensuring a thorough analysis of processes across the Bank to drive improvements and productivity while achieving critical targets, keeping risks in control and developing a team of future system thinkers.

Over 25 years of experience with industry leaders like CBA, SAP, Business Objects, IBM and Oracle Colombia across diverse domains such as Manufacturing, Telco, Banking, Commodity Oils and Financial Solutions. 


Mike Williamson, Chair 

Mike has over thirty years' experience in the environment industry, particularly in the field of water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, resource recovery, renewable energy and construction management. He has extensive experience in all aspects of providing environmental solutions in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and throughout the world.

He is an active participant in delivery of projects in private and public sector partnership models including joint ventures, consortiums and alliance projects at board, management and task level.


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