DHR International completes Premier Farnell Plc search for Head of Global Product Compliance

April 22, 2016

Executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce the successful placement of Peter Wheeldon as Head of Global Product Compliance at Premier Farnell Plc.

Premier Farnell Plc is a leading high service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.  As Head of Global Product Compliance, Peter will take overrall worldwide responsibility for Premier Farnell’s product compliance where he will be managing and implementing global internal controls and procedures for the Product division. 

Prior to joining Premier Farnell Plc, Peter was the Senior Vice President at Foresite Systems; the computer software firm who partners with multinational companies to monitor the environmental impact of their products.  During Peter’s 21years at Foresite he developed experience in worldwide environmental legislation, as well as regulation and directives in senior Development and Engineering positions.

Peter has also held senior positions in other software firms, including Managing Director of Broadfleet Services, a software publisher.  Peter holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. 

The search for Premier Farnell Plc’s new Head of Global Product Compliance was completed by Ciara Finegan-Taylor, a Principal at DHR International who leads the Advanced Technology practice in London.  “Given Peter’s depth of experience within product compliance, I am confident that he will be a true asset to the Premier Farnell business as they look to further evolve and embed this function”.

Chris Breslin, Chief Product Officer at Premier Farnell, comments “Premier Farnell supports millions of engineers and purchasing professionals globally, and our compliance function plays a central role in everything we do.”

“As the global leader in electronic systems distribution, our reputation has been built on delivering quality, and that includes compliance. With so much expertise and experience under his belt, Peter will be a vital asset in ensuring that this remains the case.”