Meet the team

Our experienced commercial team has a wealth of technical expertise and market knowledge. With our comprehensive product portfolio and excellent supplier relations, we strive to be a solution provider for the technical issues you may encounter.

Our team at Ravago Chemicals UK has the tools to offer comprehensive support to our customers, to ensure we have the technical knowledge required to provide specialist formulation assistance alongside exemplary logistics and quality products.

  • Gary Ogden LinkedIn

    Managing Director

    Gary has spent the vast majority of his career thus far, working in the global speciality chemicals market. His experience is wide and covers business leadership/management, sales, marketing and technical (problem solving).

    Outside of business, Gary is involved in local football (coaching and administration), is a long-standing fan of Barnsley FC and also has a passion for fly-fishing. His 8 year-old Border Terrier ensures that he sees plenty of the surrounding Yorkshire countryside.

  • Anthony Pickford LinkedIn

    Business Manager

    Anthony has built up 20+ years experience in the polymer industry with particular focus on 2-part, thermosetting systems. During this time, he has fulfilled technical and commercial management roles with emphasis on business development.

    Away from work, Anthony is a lifelong Stockport County fan with a passion for marine fishkeeping and the natural world in general. He is another dog-owning member of the team, but above all a family man with four children to keep him busy!

  • Simon Parsons LinkedIn

    Business Manager

    With over 25 years’ global experience in chemical / polymer industries, Simon is a real asset to Ravago Chemicals UK. Since graduating he has worked in both technical and commercial roles, including product management and sales & marketing, and this is what enables him to deliver invaluable help and advice to our customers and principals.

    As a keen sportsman, Simon plays and coaches cricket in his spare time. During the winter months he is an avid supporter of Northampton Town Football Club.

  • Trevor Prosser LinkedIn

    Business Development Manager UK-Ireland

    Trevor has over 30 years experience in the Polymer industry. He started his chemistry journey developing SMC/BMC's to the Composites industry and has since spent the majority of his career in chemical distribution, fulfilling both technical & commercial roles within the Composites & Rubber industry. Trevor also has vast experience in selling additives to Composites and related industries.

    An avid Burnley Football Club supporter, he also enjoys keeping fit.
    A qualified chef, he likes nothing more than getting in to the kitchen and cooking nice meals. Something his wife is very much in favour of!

  • Stephen Irons LinkedIn

    Technical Sales Manager

    Stephen has worked in the coatings industry for over a decade having started his work experience in paint at 14. After starting in the development of industrial and specialist aerospace coatings, he has made strides in the commercial world across the broader coatings industry.

    Outside of work Stephen is a an avid music fan seeking to hone his guitar and vocal talents. When he isn’t strumming or wailing he enjoys playing squash, learning to play golf or sampling the local tap house.

    Stephen is also a tutor for the BCF Coating Training Institute.

  • Hannah Harrison LinkedIn

    Operations Manager

    Hannah joined our team in mid-Dec 2021 and will be responsible for our Business Administration plus warehouse / service functions, based at our new site at Everill Gate Barnsley. Having graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with BA - Business Studies in Management, Hannah is currently pushing towards completing her Masters in Management & Project Management.

  • Ella Ogden LinkedIn

    Customer Service Representative

    Ella had been working with Ravago Chemicals UK through the Summer of 2021 as a Student Intern supporting the business on our Marketing plans. Having then successfully completed her "A" Levels, Ella decided to she would like to make the move a permanent one and will now take up a position as Customer Service Representative. Recently Ella has started a Degree course in Marketing with the Cambridge Marketing School.

    Outside of the business, Ella has a very talented eye for Interior Design, so she adds a young, fresh and creative aspect to our team.

  • Ellis Pickering

    Customer Service Representative

    Ellis joined the Ravago team in mid-Dec 2021 and is based at our new site at Everill Gate Barnsley. It is great to be able to recruit strong talent from the local area and Ellis has just graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with BA (Hons)- Business Economics. Ravago are delighted to be able to offer Ellis the opportunity to join our team and get his first-step on the career ladder.

    Outside of work, Ellis is a keen footballer and is our resident "football trivia" expert.

  • Dave Dalton LinkedIn

    Warehouse

    Dave joined the business to help run the day-to-day warehouse facility at Everill Gate Lane having spent ~20 years at Forbo Flooring involved in warehousing and Quality / Health & Safety roles, so a perfect fit for Ravago. Living very local and literally being "on the doorstep" is a big advantage for Dave and also the business.

    Outside of work Dave is a Barnsley FC fan and as well as watching games at Oakwell, he has travelled up and down the country and estimates he has visited x number of grounds.

  • Andy Marsden

    Warehouse

    Andy joined the business to help run the day-to-day warehouse facility at Everill Gate Lane and is a valuable addition with extensive working experience of forklift truck and reach truck.

    Another loyal Barnsley FC fan that spends his Saturday afternoons watching The Tykes and then on Monday mornings we get together over a coffee and have a post-match run down.....no different to the Sky Sports studio.