Carlac appointment consolidates northern footprint

Carlac has announced that Darren Inchliffe has been named business development manager for the North East of England.

He joins the paint and materials supplier with over 25 years of experience in the automotive refurbishment industry. His most recent role saw him managing the North of England sales for a global refinishing coatings company.

Neil Firth, managing director, said: “The appointment of Darren comes at an exciting time for our North East operations as it marks two years since the acquisition of Diverse Distribution into our Newcastle branch. With Darren coming on board to expand our customer network in the North East, it will open further opportunities for us in this region that will benefit the branch and team.

Inchliffe said: “Joining Carlac has been a breath of fresh air. The company has a great ethos, and the team has been extremely welcoming – it’s fantastic to be working with so many familiar faces, plus new ones. Being part of the Carlac family enables me with an unrivalled access to a vast product portfolio, great connections across the industry, fantastic internal branch staff, an exceptional technical team and decades of knowledge for me to pull from.”