Commenting, Bill Ingram said, “Since Steve Rawlins took over as CEO in 2006, Anglia has strengthened its position as the largest privately owned electronic component distributor in the UK. Steve and his team have increased the business by 40% over the last five years, posting consistent strong year on year growth despite the ups and downs of the market. They are to be congratulated on this outstanding achievement. I believe the company will continue go from strength to strength under Steve’s ownership.”
Steve Rawlins added, “I am excited about Anglia’s prospects in the current market, and delighted to have the opportunity to acquire the business. We will continue to evolve and develop as the market and our customers’ needs change, but at the heart of the business is a superb and motivated team, who support an outstanding customer base in the UK and Ireland. Anglia has always been a great place to work and a great company to deal with, and that is something that won’t change.”
Bill Ingram set up Anglia as a broadline distributor for electronic components in 1972, and was the company’s CEO until 2006. He then handed over the day to day management of the company to Steve Rawlins, staying on as President.
Steve Rawlins joined the field sales team at Anglia in 1976 and was promoted to Sales Director in 1984. As the company continued its expansion into the industrial segment of the electronics industry, he was made Managing Director in 1997, Group Managing Director in 2003 and Chief Executive Officer in 2006.