We are pleased to announce that Justin Thorner MIAT MIOQ has joined us as Territory Sales Manager for the South West region.

Justin will be responsible for maintaining and strengthening existing customer relations in the area as well as developing new customers and products alongside the rest of the aggregates sales team.

Justin started in the quarry industry in 1989 working on a weighbridge, in the lab and driving a loading shovel before taking the role of Sales Manager of Aggregates with Foster Yeoman Ltd in 1992.  After 12 years in this role, Justin moved to Readymix Concrete Production and then, in 2007 took up a Directorship at a road planing and recycling business before, some four and a half years later, moving to Wainwright Ltd where he was Company Sales Director for asphalt and aggregates for 7 years.

Justin says of joining O.C.O literally a few days before the entire country was locked-down due to the Coronavirus pandemic “it has been an interesting introduction to the business and the team. O.C.O is a very different process to anything I’ve ever been involved with before, albeit,  producing a familiar aggregate”.

He continues “I’ve joined a great team and although it is very different there are many synergies that will help me with the challenges ahead.  Several of the businesses I’ve dealt with over the years could well become O.C.O customers of the future, after all it’s a very small industry.  With our current R&D, using our M-LS aggregate in both Concrete and Asphalt I will be able to draw on the experience and knowledge that I have gained over the 30+ years in the industry and am excited to see what the future holds for me at O.C.O” Dave Olley, O.C.O’s Aggregate Sales and Development Manager said of the appointment “ I am excited that Justin has joined us.  Even during these unusual times, I am sure his experience and knowledge of the local area will allow us to explore different opportunities for the use of our aggregate in many applications”

Justin Thorner joins O.C.O