Miller was established in 1978 and is headquartered in Cramlington, Northumberland. It specialises in the supply of high-quality attachment solutions to earthmoving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), OEM dealers and global excavator end users.
Following a strong period of expansion, the company says it 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 in support of its aims.
Allsopp has a background of experience in strengthening corporations which Miller says aligns with its 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. Prior to that he held positions within global organisations such as Rolls Royce and Price Waterhouse.
“This was a fantastic opportunity to join a business with a strong British heritage and over 40-years history in the excavator market," said Allsopp. "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 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."