Vale Bruce Cartwright 1943 – 2018

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Newsroom | Comments Off on Vale Bruce Cartwright 1943 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we advise the Spill community of the passing of Bruce Cartwright, founder of Spill Station Australia.

Bruce is considered by many to be the father of the Australian spill control industry. He founded Spill Station Australia in 1983 and was the first to use mobile bins to package spill kits which have now been adopted as a standard world wide.

Over the last 35 years he built Spill Station to be a market leader and he should be rightly proud of the contributions he made to improving safety and environmental outcomes across Australia.

Bruce’s passing is not only a loss to his industry but to everyone that knew him. Bruce earned the respect of all through his quiet determination and genuine desire to always do the right thing.

Steve Clark, AusSpill Board Member and one of Bruce’s competitors said, ‘In business we all have competitors, however, in my relationship with Bruce, he was always someone that I had the utmost and absolute respect for, not only as a pioneer in our industry, that made it possible for my business to be his competitor, but as a gentlemen whose word I could trust. He always treated me with respect, perhaps before I had even earned it. Bruce will be missed and on behalf of the industry, our Industry Association – AusSpill, and its Board, our sincerest condolences to Marion, Nathan, Joyce, Adam and family and the Spill Station team.’