Dave Williams, former Managing Director at Alkapharm UK, passes away


  Posted by: Dental Design      10th August 2020

It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of Dave Williams. Dave was well known within the dental trade. His sharp wit and effervescent personality endeared him to all with whom he engaged.

He possessed great intelligence and a sharply focused commercial mind. As a result, his material contribution to the dental infection control sector and the breadth of products available – both branded and own-label – through the national retailers was without comparison.

The ‘Alkapharm’ UK flotilla sailing weekends and French Alp skiing trips in the 90s and 00s were considered legendary. Few have the ability to embark on a leadership journey with their customers, each of whom were competitors, and strived to ensure a jolly good time was truly had by all.

Courteous, considered, inclusive and kind to a fault were his guiding principles. It is without doubt fair to say that our world is a far lesser place for his passing.

Dave passed away peacefully on Saturday 1st August 2020, surrounded by the family he adored. Our thoughts go to his wife, Denise, and his daughters, Claire and Ellie, at this difficult time.

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