About us

We are committed to providing high quality water treatment solutions that protect our resources, serve our communities and safeguard our environment. We pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service that uses our combined expertise to minimise risk and maximise productivity.

Working across multiple industries, we offer integrated, innovative and sustainable solutions. Collaboration sits at the very heart of our business, which means we can work hardest where our customers need us most.

OUR MISSION is to provide innovative, high quality water treatment solutions that protect the community and the environment from any associated risks. Our extensive industry knowledge allows us to minimise operational expenditure, whilst successfully enhancing productivity and achieving long-term sustainability.

Our Values

At SAS Water Solutions we value expertise, innovation and collaboration – we firmly believe
that it is our people who give us our knowledge and power.

 

We are

Australian

Proudly Australian owned and operated since 1980

We are

Respectful

We respect all people, their safety and our planet

We are

Collaborative

Collaboration and synergy are the keystone to our success

We are

Innovative

Innovation is our legacy – we do not accept the status quo and are driven to continuously improve and reengineer water solutions.

We are

Expert

We are experts because we care and believe our knowledge should be for the betterment of all.

Our Story

100% Australian owned and operated, the story of SAS Water Solutions began in Wollongong back in 1980 as the family-run business of Stephenson Chemicals evolved into talent acquisition in 2003 and recruited a new partner who changed the company name to “Stephenson Applied Services” (SAS). Adopting a holistic approach to water solutions along with a greater understanding of environmental concerns, by 2007 the company had expanded into broader product and service capabilities and was renamed SAS Water Solutions.

Diversification and further expansion resulted in the launch of the SAS Group in 2013 to include SAS Business Solutions and SAS Facilities Solutions. Under this new model, each business combined expertise, experience and innovation to apply integrated solutions across multiple industries. Today, our uniquely specialist teams are committed to customer satisfaction drawing on global insights to deliver bespoke, local, sustainable solutions.

Our People

Our commitment to quality, standards and procedure is exemplified within our outstanding leadership team. With qualifications spanning from chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering through to metallurgy microbiology and business leadership and administration, we are able to apply a holistic approach to each project – and work closely alongside our clients to improve and optimise operations as required.

 

Andy Dowdeswell

Andy Dowdeswell

Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of SAS Water Solutions, Andy Dowdeswell, a former British Army Main Battle Tank Crewman is a true water industry veteran with over 30 years in the business. Driving results-focussed solutions across a diverse portfolio, Andy firmly believes in the power of continual improvement and growth.

His strategic expertise and unsurpassed client service skills set the bar for the entire company – and ensures that SAS Water Solutions remains the industry leader we see today.

Prasanna Jayaweera

Prasanna Jayaweera

Financial Controller

A seasoned finance professional, Prasanna Jayaweera has over 25 years industry experience. CPA and CA (Sri Lanka) qualified, Prasanna has had a breadth of exposure both domestically and overseas in a range of financial services from management and accounting, through to audit and tax affairs. Today, Prasanna heads up the finance team at SAS Water Solutions bringing a vast array of knowledge and insight from a wealth of industries that include retail, manufacturing, FMCG and assurance services.
Peter Trimboli

Peter Trimboli

General Manager – Engineered Projects

With over 30 years in the industry, engineering expert Peter Trimboli is well-placed to oversee the technical aspects of all SAS Engineered Projects. Highly qualified, Peter has an extensive and wide-ranging knowledge across all aspects of water and wastewater treatment, as well as equipment design, operation and specification. Drawing on vast international experience, Peter brings expertise and perspective to this important role.

Tom Boyd

Tom Boyd

General Manager – Water Treatment

A true industry leader, Tom Boyd brings a unique set of competencies to SAS Water Solutions. A marine biologist with specific capabilities across biochemistry, microbiology and aquaculture, Tom has a detailed knowledge of all things aquatic and uses this to provide innovative industry solutions that challenge the status quo. Passionate about embracing change and using new technology to address complex water management systems, Tom is focussed on using his experience and drive to lead the industry from the top.
Mick Post

Mick Post

General Manager - Engineering Services

Heading up the SAS Water Engineering Team, Mick Post has over 20 years’ experience in the water industry and specialises in developing, assembling and installing water treatment systems. A skilled project manager and proficient in directing scheduling and operations, Mick is also highly experienced in manufacturing, testing, service, installation, construction and execution, all within the water industry.

Quality and Standards

We believe that quality and standards go hand in hand with safety and protection, a key proposition that sits at the heart of our business. With rigorous risk assessment procedures in place, we are committed to providing a safe and secure workplace that protects both our staff and customers, as well as the community around.

Leadership philosophy

Employ people who are great with people. And if you take care of the employees first, customers will follow which in turn will increase shareholder value.

Andy Dowdeswell –  Managing Director

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