Board role for Longcliffe’s new commercial head
Former shovel driver Darren Mooney becomes commercial director of Longcliffe Calcium Carbonates
STARTING out 35 years ago as a loading shovel driver at a concrete plant, Darren Mooney’s career has taken him through many operational and sales roles, and his knowledge, expertise, and track record in the quarrying and aggregates industries have now been rewarded with a board position as he takes on the role of commercial director for Longcliffe Calcium Carbonates.
In 1987, Mr Mooney got the job of shovel driver at Tilcon’s concrete plant in Stoke-on-Trent. His next position as relief depot supervisor took him out on the road and gave him wider experience of the concrete and mortars industry.
From Tilcon, Mr Mooney moved on to an assistant operations manager role with competitor Pioneer Mortars, but when Pioneer were bought by Tilcon in 1993, he found himself back in his old role as relief depot supervisor for the concrete division.
In 1996, Mr Mooney’s career took a new turn – into sales, an area he had always aspired to move into – where he covered five concrete plants the Cheshire area, gaining valuable first-hand experience with customers.
In 2000, when Tilcon merged with Tarmac, he was promoted to field sales manager, covering the North West, and then in 2006 his role was expanded to cover multi-products – aggregates, asphalt, and concrete.
When a reorganization found him in a new role as national sales manager for Tarmac Cement & Lime, Mr Mooney’s expertise in building products was broadened once again. He then moved into a UK and export sales manager role in the lime business before joining Longcliffe in 2021.
‘I am delighted to join the board of Longcliffe – a well-established family business with an excellent reputation,’ said Mr Mooney.
‘I’m looking forward to being involved with strategic business decisions and continuing to develop our customer offer with our 70+ products that reach across many sectors, including agriculture and glass, as well as construction.
‘Whilst these are challenging times, particularly with costs increasing, we are working hard to develop innovative ways to add value to our customers and to be the supplier of choice for all calcium carbonate products.’