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Our Wilmar BioEthanol team is a leading Australian producer and importer of ethanol products. They also supply and trade in a range of industrial solvents and chemicals, oleochemicals, specialty ingredients, non-sugar sweeteners, refrigeration brine and organic products.

You can reach the team on the numbers below, or get in touch by filling out our contact form. 

If you're looking for our Terms and Conditions of sale, you can find them here

Customer Service (from Australia): 1800 819 618

Customer Service (from New Zealand): +61 3 9235 4850

Meet the team

Trevor Barr
Ethanol Trading & Business Manager

Prior to taking on his current role in 2017, Trevor was the National Sales Manager for the ethanol and trading business. Trevor joined the company, then CSR owned, in 2006. He has a background in engineering and more than 20 years’ chemicals experience, having worked with Shell Chemicals in a variety of sales and product management roles across Australia and New Zealand. From his Yarraville base, Trevor works closely with his product and account managers, logistics team and customer service team to ensure Wilmar BioEthanol is a supplier of choice.

David Podesta
National Key Account Manager

David joined Wilmar BioEthanol in February 2002, and is currently based in our North Sydney office. During this time he has developed extensive knowledge and experience from working with customers across a wide range of industries. David is driven by his passion for servicing customers and providing solutions. He has more than 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Wilmar BioEthanol, David was Managing Director in his own business within the chemical industry. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Marketing.

Jenny Kings
Commercial Manager Specialty Products Australia & New Zealand

Jenny has filled various commercial roles during her time with Wilmar BioEthanol. She holds qualifications in biochemistry and microbiology, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Over the years Jenny has developed a strong commercial acumen, with a focus on customer relationships. In recent years Jenny has been focused on growing our business in Oleochemicals and has been responsible for a number of initiatives partnering with Wilmar manufacturing plants in Asia , China and Europe.

Scott Johnstone
Product Manager Ethanol

Scott joined Wilmar in 2018 after previous roles in major customer management and sales management for a number of multi-national companies. He holds a Bachelor in Applied Science (Food Technology). Scott is responsible for maintaining and developing strong customer relationships for the industrial ethanol and fuel ethanol market sectors. He enjoys visiting customers on-site and working with them one on one to implement plans to help grow their business.

Anil Kulkarni
Account Manager

Anil joined Wilmar BioEthanol in 2019 and is based in our Yarraville office in Melbourne. Anil comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge in a diverse range of industries and roles. These include manufacturing of fast-moving consumer goods products, sales, marketing and business development of capital goods, industrial gases, and automation/data warehousing products. Anil has tertiary qualifications in chemistry and food engineering. He enjoys supporting customers with innovative solutions.

Jayesh Khatri
Account Manager

Jayesh came on board with Wilmar BioEthanol in 2021 having previously worked for Valvoline, Shell and Coca-Cola. Jayesh has owned and operated a SPAR retail supermarket and holds a Masters of Arts in Business Development. As an Account Manager based out of Sydney, Jayesh works across the oleochemicals and speciality ingredients portfolio. He is committed to superior relationship management and providing solution driven results for customers. Jayesh brings local and international business experience, combined with an in-depth knowledge of a range of industries, to his new role and his relationships with our customers.

Nicole Grass
Account Manager

Nicole joined Wilmar BioEthanol in June 2021 and is based in the Yarraville office. She has more than 20 years’ experience in sales and holds tertiary qualifications in business and human resources. Nicole has worked across the packaging sector and within the FMCG industry for soft drink and other food-based ingredient companies. Nicole is responsible for Wilmar BioEthanol’s specialty ingredients and oleochemical accounts and has a keen interest in helping customers grow their business with innovative ingredients.