JLG has appointed Andy Daw as vice president of global procurement and supply chain.
In his new role he will be responsible for leading the company’s global procurement and supply chain teams, providing a strategic vision for growth and implementing initiatives to build and maintain a resilient supply chain.
He joins the company after more than 17 years with Caterpillar, since the starts of the year on a project with the hydraulic components division following three years as director of procurement.
Daw grew up and was educated in the UK and began his manufacturing career in 2005 as a product manager with Perkins Engines in the UK, The company had been acquired by Cat seven years earlier in 1998. After two years with the company, he was promoted to purchasing manager for its Peterborough plant. Then in 2009 he was transferred to Caterpillar’s facility in Chicago where he was appointed as product manager for hydraulic cylinders and tanks and later power trains. In 2014 he moved to Cat’s Mining division as business excellence manager. Two and half year later he took up a new role as product line manager for machine systems in Peoria, with promotion to director of procurement coming at the end of 2018.
Speaking of his appointment Daw said: “The complementary combination of procurement and supply chain responsibilities in this role appealed to me because it allows me to use my understanding of how the market works and apply my knowledge of the industry’s supply chain dynamics to build healthy relationships with vendors. My emphasis is on fostering collaboration to increase efficiencies and drive growth — not just for the Access segment but also for our business partners.”
“Moving forward the team’s continued focus will be on developing and supporting partnerships in the supply chain that will sustain JLG’s competitive advantage, enabling us to serve our customers better than anyone else in the industry by meeting their needs today and in the future. With JLG’s strong global brand presence and people-first culture, I look forward to leading procurement and supply chain efforts at a company of this calibre.”