Introducing Bill Karis – General manager – Sales

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Bill Karis credits his initial nine-year stint at Shell Australia with his subsequent successes. He joined the Calix team in May 2018 to run the sales and marketing teams for its in-market products and services in wastewater and sewer treatment.

Bill was born and raised in Sydney before moving to Melbourne to begin his role with Shell after completing his degree in mechanical engineering. At Shell, he was exposed to exceptionally smart, driven people as well as systems, processes, and disciplines that have had a profound effect on this thinking and career since then. He took a lead role in the restructure of Shell Oceania’s sales force.

Following his time at Shell, Bill started up and grew a private company, Self-Drive Pty Ltd, which grew into a multimillion-dollar turnover business over 18 years. Bill remains a director of that company.

When he’s not at work, Bill enjoys walking in the park with his wife, Jo, and their son and twin daughters, along with their dog Coco, the best-looking dog in the park. Bill also has a keen interest in the Australian outback, where he has travelled extensively.

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