17th Year of Service
Rich has ultimate responsibility for the success of ReAgent. He believes the way to achieve this is for the people who work at ReAgent to feel happy in their roles, and for our customers to be happy with the quality of our products and services. With exceptional growth every year since 2010 when Rich took over leadership of ReAgent, a move into a better-equipped and more spacious factory, and a strong company culture, Rich is proud to have come so far in ReAgent’s achievements to date - but he, along with the senior management team, will always strive to improve and do more.
Interesting Fact: Rich is a Master Scuba Diver, the highest attainable non-professional scuba diving certification
12th Year of Service
Simon was made managing director of ReAgent in January 2019 following eight successful years at the company as general manager and operations director. Day-to-day, Simon holds regular meetings and has lots of communication between all departments so he’s aware of everything that’s going on across the business. A big believer in continual professional development, he is currently taking courses with the Institute of Directors.
Interesting Fact: Simon is a keen mountain biker and can often be found on the trails of North Wales
34th Year of Service
As sales director, Darren is responsible for strategic changes in the sales department which enable the achievement of ReAgent’s plans for growth. Having worked at ReAgent since he was 16, Darren is extremely experienced and knowledgeable and has a raft of scientific and technical qualifications, is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and has a Professional Diploma in Manufacturing from the Manufacturing Institute.
Interesting Fact: Darren enjoys riding and maintaining his Suzuki 1250 Bandit
Compliance & Regulatory Manager
40th Year of Service
Graham joined ReAgent in 1983 as a trainee laboratory technician combining work and study to achieve Chartered Chemist (MRSC CChem) status. He has held various positions within the company including Production Manager, Works Manager and Quality Manager, before taking on his current role of Compliance and Regulatory Manager. Graham is now responsible for ensuring that ReAgent remains compliant with current chemical legislation, ISO certifications and our Investors in People award. Graham has extensive technical knowledge and uses his experience to support ReAgent’s operational functions.
Interesting Fact: Graham is an outdoor enthusiast and keen wildlife photographer
9th Year of Service
John started in customer service at ReAgent and has since been appointed Sales Manager, an office-based role with some field work. He maintains and develops relationships with both new and existing customers, and also with ReAgent’s suppliers. He frequently visits customers across the world to get a better understanding of their processes and see how ReAgent can help improve them. Other aspects of John’s role include training team members, writing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), putting together product costings and quotes, and taking responsibility for ensuring we meet our customers’ promise delivery dates.
Interesting Fact: John is a keen football fan and also volunteers as a football coach
8th Year of Service
Darren uniquely manages to mix creative flair with technical expertise to keep ReAgent at the forefront of marketing. Responsible for designing and developing multiple websites, creating offline marketing material, and photography and videography, Darren uses his 15 years of experience to ensure that ReAgent is an industry leader in marketing chemical services. Having previously worked as a freelancer with major organisations such as Sony and Liverpool Culture Arts, he is a multi-channel marketing expert.
Interesting Fact: Darren used to present a drive time Radio show in Liverpool which run for 2 years
Warehouse & Logistics Manager
8th Year of Service
Chris has worked at ReAgent since 2015 when he came in for four weeks as a temporary contractor in the dispatch team...and the rest is history! Having worked in the coated films industry since leaving school, Chris has extensive knowledge of warehouse operations and production. He now controls all goods coming into and leaving our warehouse, as well as writing and implementing our standard operating procedures. Chris is responsible for the processes and paperwork for one of ReAgent’s biggest customers.
Interesting Fact: Chris loves American football having been a keen player in his youth
15th Year of Service
Although she wanted to be a PE teacher when she was younger (and is a qualified coach), Jo has worked in accounts and finance in various industries since she was 19. With ReAgent since 2008, she is responsible for the day-to-day running of our company accounts and cash flow. As well as reconciling our bank accounts, Jo manages both customer and supplier accounts, deals with overseas payments, runs payroll, produces VAT returns and keeps our management accounts up to date. Jo is fully AAT qualified and is currently completing her CIMA qualifications as part of continuing professional development.
Interesting Fact: Jo’s first job was working at an Irish draft horse stud farm