23 July 2018

Appointment of ASSDA Membership and Business Development Manager: Chris Waltos

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to ASSDA’s new Membership and Business Development Manager, Chris Waltos, commencing today.


Chris has an MBA and brings over 8 years of professional engineering experience, with 5 of those in B2B sales and marketing across multiple industrial sectors for companies including Rio Tinto, Bluescope, Weir Minerals and Pall Corporation. He was also in a lead technical marketing role for Sandvik Materials Technology, where he was responsible for the technical marketing and business development of special alloys, with activities focused on stakeholder management, market studies, technical seminars and materials selection.


His strong technical and commercial skillset coupled with his exemplary sales background and knowledge of the stainless steel industry brings a new energy to the Association, and I am excited to welcome him to ASSDA as a pivotal part of our growth strategy.


Chris’ focus will be on enhancing the position of the Association through delivery of continued membership growth and retention, while optimising revenue streams and actively seeking new opportunities for market growth and development.


He will be in touch with all Members in the coming weeks, but I also encourage you to reach out to Chris and establish contact with him to find out more on how we can collaborate to support your business and grow our industry.


Chris is Melbourne based, and can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0481 133 028.


He will also be present at our upcoming PacRim Stainless 2018 conference on 3-4 October on the Gold Coast, and I encourage you all to register and attend this excellent networking event.


Please join me in welcoming Chris to the ASSDA team and in wishing him well in his new role.


With best regards

Lissel Pilcher

General Manager