Miller UK names new chief operating officer

Attachment manufacturer Miller UK has appointed Darren Allsopp as chief operating officer as part of a growth target of becoming global market leader within five years.

Darren joins Miller, which is based in the north east of England, with knowledge and experience in growing and strengthening corporations, including as chairman emeritus and global chief operating officer at AAF Power & Industrial as well as organisations such as Rolls Royce and Price Waterhouse.

Darren Allsopp, COO, Miller UK Darren Allsopp, chief operating officer, Miller UK

“This was a fantastic opportunity to join a business with a strong British heritage and over 40-years history in the excavator market,” said Darren.

“Miller is a world-renowned International business and is very well positioned in the construction industry and I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues, customers and stakeholders to support the next phase of growth.”

Miller UK chairman Keith Miller said: “We are delighted to bring in someone with Darren’s knowledge and experience particularly in leadership and the growth of international business. He will help to strengthen the executive team and in turn support and develop our talented workforce to help drive the business forward.

“We have serious growth plans for the future and Darren will be key to helping us build on the Miller brand and heritage with integrity, governance and focus.”

The manufacturer, which supplies buckets, quick couplers, hydraulic breakers and other attachments for OEMs, dealers and excavator end users, has been in business for more than 40 years.

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