Schneider Electric has appointed David Williams to the newly created role of Vice President of Transactional Business in the UK and Ireland.
Having joined Schneider Electric in 2011, David has held roles across several business sectors, including solar, smart buildings, digital power solutions and power products. For the past three years, he was Vice President of Marketing across the UK and Ireland, responsible for Schneider’s offer, channel, segment, and digital marketing strategies, alongside running the zones data hub.
In his new role, David will lead Schneider Electric’s home and distribution, and power products businesses, supporting the holistic needs of customers and channel partners and driving exceptional customer experience across the zone. This new business covers Schneiders’ end-to-end low voltage electrical distribution product offering, from large air circuit breakers, through its Acti 9 Offer right to residential consumer units and wiring accessories.
“David is very well prepared for this new role,” says Kelly Becker, Zone President, Schneider UK and Ireland. “He is a transformational leader, passionate about sustainability, with a deep understanding of our business and a proven track record of building successful teams. I would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Stewart Gregory on his retirement after more than 35 years with Schneider Electric, including almost 20 as Vice President of our Power Products division. I thank him for his hard work, dedication, and commitment, which has left a long-lasting positive impact on our customers and the industry.”
“I continue to be impressed by the knowledge, expertise and talent of my colleagues past and present, and the innovative energy management solutions being delivered by our valued customers and partners,” says David Williams. “The energy and climate crises have created unprecedented challenges for businesses and consumers alike but knowing our capabilities I am excited by the challenges ahead and the difference we can make together.”
David officially began his new position on 1 January, 2023.