Serving North & South Carolina
I worked my way through Georgia Tech as a janitor. Soon after graduating with a BS in Applied Psychology, I realized that I had a greater interest in entrepreneurship than I had in psychology, so I parlayed my experience as a janitor into a successful janitorial supply business.
In need of a new challenge, I sold the business in 1983 and entered the material handling industry. This turned out to be the perfect industry for me for three primary reasons: no matter how much experience a client and I may have with a specific problem in material handling, there is always something new to learn.
I love “hands-on” problem solving; and after a problem gets solved, I love the tremendous satisfaction that comes from knowing that each business I’ve served is better in some tangible way because I’ve been there.
Outside of the work environment, I’m an avid reader and a skilled ballroom dancer.
Since 1988, my specialty (and my true passion) has been conveyors and related systems.
I have decades of experience in this ever-evolving arena of material handling, including manufacturing process conveyors, distribution center systems, robotics, sortation, and packaging equipment integration with conveyors.
- Helped develop and implement high-speed sortation for Shutterfly, which involved significant custom-design work on a conveyor system so that it could handle a high volume of over-sized boxes.
- Helped design and implement a similar project for a major beer distributor.
- Design of custom solutions for a client who needed to keep 8.5’ x 8.5’ rolls of paper moving, quickly and efficiently.
- Creatively modified a conveyor system for the packaging of crackers hot from the oven, by creating a spiral conveyor which gave them time enough to adequately cool before being boxed for shipping.
Salesman of the Year
In 2018, Conveyor System Specialist, Charlie Williamson set a new record for Advanced Equipment Company, earning the award of “Best Salesperson of the Year” for the tenth time.
While Williamson was pleased to accept the reward, he believes the real benefit—and credit—goes to his customers. Read More …
“Charlie loves what he does and it shows with his results,” says AEC President Darin Boik.
“Every project is important to Charlie, he gives his blood, sweat and sometimes tears to every job. One thing is for sure, the customer is going to be happy at the end.”
AEC Team Highlights
Charlie Williams shared with us how he transitioned from a psychology major to one of AEC’s best conveyor system specialists.
His multiple awards for salesperson of the year is a testimony to his passion for people, learning and problem solving. Read More …
After 34 years in the material handling business, I can honestly say it still continues to get better. There are always new challenges. No matter how much experience a client and I may have with a specific problem, there’s always something new to learn. Always.
And I love the tremendous satisfaction that comes from knowing that each business I’ve served is better in some tangible way because I’ve been there.