Getting to know you - Chris Williams27 May 2016
Chris Williams, Branch Manager at the Reece Silverdale store.
Q: Tell us about yourself and your role at Reece.
I’ve just celebrated 30 years with Reece so this interview has come at a good time! I started with LG Carder in 1986 working as a rep on the road calling on plumbers. I managed their first branch on the North Shore in Auckland and later when Reece and LG Carder merged I moved to the Reece showroom on Constellation Drive.
I spent 20 years managing the Mairangi Bay store and then moved to the Silverdale store last December. We continued to build the business from new beginnings with Reece. There were originally only two LG Carder stores which has now grown to become nine Reece branches.
Q: Highlights of the job?
Meeting new people, great staff relationships and continuing to build the business.
Q: What is the most exciting thing about the Silverdale store?
Seeing it grow. This branch is a new challenge for us, so it’s great seeing what it needs and building it up.
Q: What’s the hot topic among your customers at the moment?
Our customers have been really excited about Auspex B-Press, which is great. We’re also introducing more VAP products, and the new piping system in the market has been a huge success.
Q: What are your plans for the next 12 months?
We’ll continue building the Silverdale branch, growing sales, meeting new customers and making new relationships. We’re also keen to expand again in the future … watch this space.