After a childhood spent in Wagga Wagga and Cowra, Stephen tried his hand at number of careers before spotting a gap in the personal home furnishings market in 1996. He founded a new supply company, Studio Nova. As Director, Stephen built the company by forging strong relationships with top-tier Chinese manufacturers. Studio Nova now supplies quality products to major retailers like Myer, Big W, and Home Timber & Hardware.
In 2012, Stephen saw his next opportunity – a lack of quality, affordable work machines on the Australian market. So he combined his country know-how with a deep knowledge of Chinese manufacturing and Bullmax was born. Stephen is hands on in every step of the Bullmax process, from working with buyers designing machine concepts, to inspecting manufacturing factories for conditions and capabilities.
Returning to his country roots, Stephen achieved a lifelong goal by buying his own farm in 2010. And the property has become ground zero for testing the toughness of all Bullmax machines.
Eric grew up on a dairy farm in Gippsland, getting his fingers dirty tinkering with farm machines from an early age. He enjoyed a stint as a country motor mechanic, then moved to the big smoke of Melbourne and founded a promotional manufacturing business, Blue Gum. As Director, he built the business over 30 years, instigating and overseeing a reinvention of the company in 2006 by shifting all manufacturing to China.
2014, Eric joined Stephen Clark as joint Company Director at Bullmax, excited to work alongside country people again. The experienced gained from countless trips to China paid off for Bullmax as Eric established direct relationships with premium Chinese manufacturers, negotiated with a local understanding and set out guidelines for quality control and production scheduling.
Eric is committed to identifying new needs for small agricultural machines in Australia, and meeting those needs with quality, affordable products. He’ll tell you all about it over a beer if you like.