Eurofins appoints Mark Carnaghan to lead UK and Ireland food and water testing

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland has announced that Mark Carnaghan has joined the business to take on the role of Managing Director and Regional Business Line Leader. Mark joins from 2 Sisters Food Group and will provide leadership for the company’s food and water testing operations, which represent some of the largest in the industry.

He will be responsible for implementing business strategy to further grow Eurofins presence in the Food and Water testing market across the UK and Ireland.

Mark said his immediate focus would be on ensuring appropriate plans were in place to underpin the current strategic objectives.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the business. Our success is built around our customers and our people. In this we will continue to strive for the best quality and service in the markets that we serve, while developing our people and leaders in order to drive our ambitious growth plans as we move further into 2021.”

Mark has spent more than 14 years as a senior leader in the food industry having held roles with Greencore and Mars Pet Food. Prior to this Mark was an Officer in the British Army. He replaces outgoing MD Phil Coles, and the role will report in to Ulrich Kuehle, Business Line Director for Eurofins Food & Feed Testing Northern Europe.

Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK and Ireland is made up of a network of world-class laboratories and is a world leader in food, feed and water testing, offering a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support customers’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.

It employs more than 500 people and has recently invested £1.5 million on a two-storey extension to its laboratory and head office in Wolverhampton and £7m overall in new laboratories and laboratory extensions.

The company is part of Eurofins Scientific, an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries worldwide.


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