Plumbers Supplies Co-operative
26th May 2010 -
General Manager Sales & Importing
Plumbers Supplies Co-operative Ltd
The Plumbers Supplies Co-operative (PSC) was formed in 1955 in Sydney by a group of "disgruntled" plumbers who weren't getting a good deal on their plumbing supplies from the suppliers at the time. PSC basically is a plumbing products merchant who sells plumbing material to its members through its branches. The Board of Directors consists of 4 Member Directors (one of which is the Chairman) and 2 Executive Directors appointed by the Board. PSC grew, through the decades between 1955 and 1985, at a fairly slow pace. The core value proposition of "returning profit to members" was and still is the main return of PSC. The 1990's saw significant growth occur in new member numbers and branch expansion, at this PSC had stores in NSW and Victoria. The growth was significantly aided by the Olympic games building boom in NSW. Today PSC has a combined total of 33 stores in NSW, VIC and QLD. Revenue is forecast to be $135m this year, employing over 250 staff and servicing over 5,000 members. The presentation will be based on PSC, its history, growth and future challenges and touch on the challenges faced by Co-ops in the current economic and social climate.
Tony was born in Western Sydney and started on a traineeship with Comalco Limited (worked full time and went to UWS part time). Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in management in 1997.? He worked for Capral Aluminium, which purchased a number of divisions from Comalco in the mid 90's, leaving in 2003, then consulted for Bluescope Steel for a short period. Tony joined Plumbers Supplies Co-operative in 2003 as General Manager Sales. He joined the Co-operative Federation of NSW (CFNSW) in 2008 as a director and in March this year was elected Chairman of CFNSW.