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Miller announce new chief operating officer

Darren Allsopp

Darren Allsopp appointed to drive forward and support company’s growth and global ambitions

MILLER UK have announced a key appointment to their executive team, with Darren Allsopp joining as chief operating officer in a move that supports the company’s growth target of becoming the global leader in the excavator attachment market within five years.

Since their establishment in 1978, Miller have achieved a reputation of being revolutionary and forward-thinking. The organization, which is headquartered in Cramlington, specializes in the supply of high-quality attachment solutions to the world’s leading earthmoving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), OEM dealers and global excavator end-users.

Following a strong period of expansion, the organization now plans to extend its product portfolio and worldwide presence further, with a recognition that a senior leader was required to come in to provide guidance and experience to enable Miller to expand.

Mr Allsopp joins Miller with a wealth of knowledge and experience in growing and strengthening corporations, which aligns with the company’s growth and future global plans. Prior to Miller, he held a number of high-profile executive positions, including recently as chairman emeritus and global chief operating officer at AAF Power & Industrial, and prior to that held positions within globally recognized organizations such as Rolls Royce and Price Waterhouse.

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Allsopp (pictured) said: ‘This was a fantastic opportunity to join a business with a strong British heritage and over 40-years history in the excavator market. 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.

‘The company already has some of the best products in the industry, a great brand name and a team that is dedicated to making the whole customer experience a benchmark for our industry. I feel privileged to have the chance to build on these qualities in the months and years to come.’

Keith Miller, chairman of Miller UK, commented: ‘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.’

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