Langley Alloys

Director of Business Development

The Brief

Langley Alloys are a privately owned manufacturer of highly specialised alloys for use in a range of different applications in oil and gas, marine and maritime, petrochemicals and industrial sectors. Having diversified their markets in recent years, they retained Sherrington Associates to help them find and recruit a strategic Business Development Director with a strong technical background in metallurgy to work with the technical team to develop new products to open new strategic markets primarily in the UK, Asia and the US.

The Search

After an extensive search across the alloys and specialist metals industries, Sherrington compiled a shortlist of senior metallurgists all with strategic sales and marketing backgrounds and experience of new market development in international territories. The assessment stage was highly detailed, assessing all candidates on a complex blend of hard and soft skills including strategic business development leadership, technical metallurgy aptitude and above all a cultural alignment with Langley’s unique culture and values.

The Result

Finally after a very thorough and methodical selection process a candidate with over 20 year’s experience in strategic development roles at Tata Steel was appointed. Rodney Rice joined the business in October. Managing Director of Langley Alloys, Chris Halliday said of the appointment…

Sherrington Associates successfully delivered on our brief and presented a number of credible candidates for our role. Rob helped manage the process successfully from the brief through to Rodney starting with our business.

Chris Halliday – Managing Director, Langley Alloys

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