In Memoriam – Chris Rex
Chris Rex: 1953 – 2019
Key Account Manager, Anglia 1984-2019
Wisbech, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 – With great sadness, Anglia announces that a recently retired and valued colleague, Chris Rex, (65) passed away last week after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son.
Steve Rawlins, CEO, Anglia said, “I am personally devastated by this very sad news and I know that those who have worked closely with him over the years will be too. Chris was one of the first sales people I hired when I took over as Sales Manager, and we have been close friends ever since. Chris built strong relationships and very often personal friendships with many of the customers and colleagues he worked with over the years. It was these relationships that made him consistently a top performer for Anglia. Without doubt, Chris was a key member of the ‘Anglia family’ and was highly thought of and loved by friends, colleagues, customers and suppliers.”
Chris’s colleagues and friends at Anglia recall how he would often speak about some of the funny stories and situations he got into over the years. We had tears of laughter in our eyes at some of the stories he recounted. When asked what his secret of success was he would always reply “I just go out and do it”. He was just a lovely guy who always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help anyone in a fix.
Chris Joined Anglia on 1st Feb 1984 his area was Essex. He retired in April 2019, after 35 years with the company.
Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, and passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.
Technically adept, with an experienced team of staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include some of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.
Anglia stocks over 1 billion components from over 900,000 product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include KAN-BAN, EDI, and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.
Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free evaluation parts each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.
Anglia is driven by an ethic of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast, consistent and highly responsive service.
Peter van der Sluijs
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