After running a mid-sized PR consultancy for many years, I have now downsized and work as a one-man band personally handling a very small group of clients.
Green Distillation Technologies
This is an Australian start-up with world first technology that recycles old tyres into oil, carbon and the steel reinforcing and beading. It is a perfect fit with the client direction that I am now pursuing. I have also been successful in helping them to tell their story nationally and internationally for more than five years with one story, about using their oil from recycled tyres to successfully power diesel engines, getting 23 million hits on Facebook around the world.
GDT COO Trevor Bayley, has this to say:
Dennis Rutzou is such a professional with what he does!
Hi. If you Google “Tire Recycling” and GDTC will appear at the top of the list. For a company of our size, that is no mean feat. We have had stories published on every continent. We had tried interest from all over the globe and we are recognized as leader in our field of endeavor.
This is a no small way attributable to Dennis. He is persistent, imaginative, diligent and thorough. He wants a story a week. And if that bothers you, don’t worry. Every conversation with him produces at least one story. His broad range of contacts in the worlds media made that our stories get read and more often they’re not published. He also manages our social media activity with the same enthusiasm and purpose.
If you want your story to get out, Dennis is the man who can do it.
Listen to the actual voice testimonial from GDT
- 16 October 2019 – Tire Technology International: New technology turns carbon from recycled tires into graphite
- 14 October 2019 – AU Manufacturing: Trans-Tasman Collaboration Aims To Make High-Purity Graphite From Old Tyres
- 14 October 2019 – Tyres & Parts News: Green Distillation Technologies Finalizes USD 50 Million Deal to Establish Tire Recycling Plants in South Africa
- 14 October 2019 – Recycling International: South Africa invests in tyre tech from Down Under
- 5 October 2019 – Afrik 21: SOUTH AFRICA: GDT partners with Volco to set up 5 recycling plants for tyres
- 4 October 2019 – Tire Technology International: Australian tire recycler in AU$50m deal to establish plants in South Africa
- 2 October 2019 – Traction News: Australian tire recycler signs $50 million deal to establish plants in South Africa
- 2 October 2019 – AU Manufacturing: Tyre Recycler Branches Out Bigtime To Africa
- 1 October 2019 – European Rubber Journal: Australian tire recycler to set up five plants in South Africa
- 12 September 2019 – Daily Liberal: Green Distribution Technologies tyre recycling plant calls out for Dubbo schools
- 9 August 2019 – Inside Waste: Tyre recycler conducts first trials of US heat to energy technology
- 1 August 2019 – Toowoomba Chronicle: Tyre recycling plant could use heat to create power (The Chronicle is a paid subscribers site)
- 31 July 2019 – Tire Technology International: Tire recycler conducts trials of new thermoelectric device that converts heat to electricity
- 24 July 2019 – European Rubber Journal: Australian recycler to test new energy technology
- 24 July 2019 – Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia: Tyre recycler conducts first trials of revolutionary new US heat to energy technology
- 23 July 2019 – Industry Update Manufacturing Magazine: Tyre Recycler is Testbed for Thermoelectric Technology
- 22 July 2019 – Tire Business: Australian tire recycler to test new equipment from U.S.
- 2 July 2019 – Waste Management World: OPINION: Tyre Recycling Project In Jeopardy in Queensland, Australia
- 2 July 2019 – The Chronicle: Tyre recycling plant hits snag after missing $5m grant (The Chronicle is a paid subscribers site)
- 26 June 2019 – Bio Fuels Digest: Australia’s Toowoomba tires-to-fuels plant in jeopardy after Govt no-no’s $5M grant
- 20 June 2019 – Dubbo Photo News: Warren solving world’s tyre problem
- 19 June 2019 – Industry Update Manufacturing Magazine: Licence gives green light to tyre recycling plant expansion
- 19 June 2019 – The Daily Advertiser (Wagga): Tyre oil coming to make into fuel
- 3 June 2019 – ABC News Western Plains: Recycling plant gains environmental approval to give end-of-road tyres new life as oil, steel and carbon
- 30 May 2019 – The Chronicle: Approval for hi-tech tyre recycling plant at Wellcamp
- 28 May 2019 – Inside Waste: Tyre recycling facilities to grow Qld and NSW economy, and minimise waste
- 28 May 2019 – AU Manufacturing: Tyre Recycler Gains Approval to Expand in NSW, Build in Queensland
- 27 May 2019 – ABC Radio NSW Statewide Drive: Interview with Trevor Bayley about GDT’s Warren plant being given the green light to start operating on ABC Radio NSW Statewide Drive (reproduced with permission)
- 25 April 2019 – AU Manufacturing, IPWEA: Green Light for new Tyre Recycling Plant
- 17 April 2019 – ABC Southern Queensland: Belinda Sanders interviews Trevor Bayley on ABC Radio Southern Queensland (reproduced with permission)
- 17 April 2019 – Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia: Environmental green light for tyre recycler’s Toowoomba plant
- 17 April 2019 – Inside Waste: Tyre recycler’s Toowoomba plant receives environmental green light
- 22 February 2019 – Merger Market: GDT close to raising an additional AUD $20m
- 31 October 2018 – ABC Southern Queensland: Tyre recycling plant in Toowoomba to begin recruiting in January
- 13 March 2018 – Geelong Advertiser / Queensland University of Technology: Old tyres could be new fuel source
- 2 March 2018 – The West Australian / Queensland University of Technology: Tyre oil could power cars, researchers say
Also covered on Redland City Bulletin, Perth Now, The Times – On The Coast, Stawell Times-News, St George & Sutherland Shire Leader, The Courier, Wollondilly Advertiser, The Advocate, Newcastle Herald, The Standard, Southern Highland News, Yahoo!7 News.
- 1 March 2018 – Queensland University of Technology: QUT’s Professor Richard Brown and Dr Tim Bodisco, Deakin University explain how they tested a mix of oil extracted from old tyres and diesel in a diesel-powered vehicle. The oil was extracted by Green Distillation Technologies.
- 1 March 2018 – Queensland University of Technology: Professor Richard Brown from QUT’s Biofuel Engine Research Facility and Dr Tim Bodisco from Deakin University tested a fuel made from oil extracted from old tyres mixed with diesel in a diesel-powered vehicle in city conditions. The tyre oil was extracted using a unique process developed by Green Distillation Technologies.
- 20 Feb 2018 – Tyre and Rubber Recycling: GDT Look to Establish New Queensland Plant and Foreign Partnerships
Mouth & Foot Painting Artists
I have worked with this client since the mid-80s, in fact my association with people with a disability dates back to when I worked as a PR consultant to Melbourne’s Austin Hospital when they operated the only spinal unit in Australia. My work extends to New Zealand and I hope that my admiration for these artistically talented and courageous people shows in the work I do for them.
MFPA member and international board member Grant Sharman:
Dennis is a perfect representation of us!
I first became an artist with the Mouth and Foot Painting Artist in 1981 and for as long as I can remember being part of this organization has included having Dennis Rutzou from Dennis Rutzou Public Relations as the person I would speak to, that something was happening in the world of my art. To be fair, back in those days, not a lot was going on, but nevertheless I would get requests to see information about anything I did as I became more established within the organization, especially after becoming a full member in 1988.
My relationship with Dennis and his company grew to far more regular contact. Apart from Dennis has extensive knowledge and experience with all things public relations. One of the qualities I admire most about him is his tenacity and relentless pursuit of stories to tell. Dennis is constantly emailing and calling both myself and other artists looking for stories or opportunities to showcase our association. I need to add patience as another quality given our often very slick response time. Nevertheless, he keeps looking for different angles and ways to promote us.
Listen to the actual voice testimonial from MFPA