PCL’S New Senior Buyer to Focus on Efficiency


PCL continues to strengthen its expert team with the appointment of Aaron Williams as Senior Buyer.

PCL Appoint Williams

Aaron joins PCL following roles at Anixter, the global distributor of network and security, electrical, electronic and utility power solutions; and Victor Marine, specialists in the design and manufacture of tank washing machines, gas freeing fans and oily water separators. 

Aaron spent 11 years at Anixter, working his way up from Junior Buyer to Category Lead, dealing with big contracts including Babcock and BAE, ensuring they had the MRO products required to build ships and aeroplanes, from PPE to industrial consumables such as tools, seals and gaskets.

Aaron then moved to the post of Purchasing Manager at Victor Marine, becoming heavily involved in operations and responsible for all procurement.

His extensive strategic experience within a massive global operation, combined with operational skills developed at a smaller manufacturing company makes Aaron ideal for the position of Senior Buyer at PCL, where he has taken charge of daily sourcing, negotiation, procurement and logistics of goods and services.

Aaron said: “PCL has the structure and support network needed to help you work effectively and make progress. I feel I can make a difference and see the benefit of that difference.”

At Anixter Aaron’s focus was driving forward efficiency in the supply chain, and he aims to introduce a similar strategy to supplier selection at PCL. He said: “Choosing key suppliers where you have a relationship means they are more willing to support with rebates and stock holding and you can then do the same for the customer, so there are no gaps in the supply chain.”


About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.

Contact: richard.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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