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You will receive a complete service and the full attention of our experienced and highly skilled team with a genuine drive to meet and exceed new technical challenges. It is this ethos of continuous development and improvement that continues to drive the company forward.

Meet the CDE Board of Directors

Tony Convery - Executive Chairman & Founder

Tony Convery - CDE Group Managing Director

Tony is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He founded CDE along with his wife in 1992 having previously worked in the materials processing sector for a number of years. His work took him across Europe and America where he worked on major sand & aggregates and water treatment projects.

Tony's innovative engineering designs were already recognized by the industry and in 1993 he was presented with the Environment Award from the Engineering Council in the UK for a concrete reclamation system. The design was featured on the British television programme, Tomorrow's World.

Having now established a considerable Research & Development department within CDE, Tony continues to be a lead contributor in all new product developments. As the company continues to grow, Tony travels extensively identifying new opportunities for CDE and plays an integral role in the development of the business at a global scale. 

He is a senior figure within the aggregate processing industry and well respected for his world-class designs and solutions. Tony, together with the CDE Design Team designed the world’s largest sand washing system which was commissioned in 2008.

Marc Jennings - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marc Jennings - CDE

Marc joined CDE a Graduate Technical Engineer at the age of 22 in 2008, while completing a Master’s in Engineering Management at the same time. Marc was quickly promoted to Technical Design Engineer and then again to Environmental Manager one year later, specializing in environmental projects. From here Marc progressed to the role of Projects Manager in which Marc was responsible for managing a team.

In 2011, one of CDE’s divisions, CDEnviro, became a Limited Company and Marc had become a clear driving force in the success of the company. As Projects Manager for CDEnviro, Marc led all operational initiatives including product development, pre-sales, project delivery, and aftersales.

In early 2016, just 8 years after starting with the company, Marc Jennings became General Manager of CDEnviro. As the company experienced rapid growth, it was clear that a Chief Operating Officer (COO) was needed to steer CDEnviro and continue this momentum. Marc led the CDEnviro team as COO to turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s resources. His drive to achieve success for the whole team and for CDE customers was clear, and in 2019 Marc was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of CDE Group before progressing to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2020. Marc has a boundless passion and continues to be instrumental in the strategic direction of CDE.

Colin Trainor - Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Colin Trainor - CDE Group Finance Director

Colin is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Ernst & Young in 2002. He joined CDE Global in 2008 following several senior finance positions in the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Colin has responsibility for the financial and administrative functions within CDE, as well as looking after the commercial aspects of the company’s dealings with both customers and suppliers. With his contacts within, and knowledge of the banking and finance industries, Colin is instrumental in assisting customers to raise finance to enable them to take ownership of CDE equipment in the most efficient way possible. 

Appointed Group Finance Director in 2011, Colin has extensive experience in all aspects of financial, treasury, and commercial management. Integral in the navigation of new business markets, including facilitating the company’s desire to be “local” across each of its strategic regions, Colin specializes in export and international trade requirements. 

Matthew Bunting - Business Development Director

Matt Bunting CDE

Matthew started working with CDE in 2008 as a Commercial Manager before progressing to General Manager in 2011 and then Regional Director of CDEnviro for UK & Ireland in 2018. Matthew has over 26 year's experience in finance and managerial type roles and in 2020 was appointed Business Development Director of CDE Global. He works closely with the Business Development team to coach, mentor, and train, ensuring they are committed to bringing great engineering solutions to the materials processing challenges our customers face.

Darren Eastwood - Business Development Director

Darren Eastwood - CDE

Darren has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and soon after graduating in 2004, he joined CDE as a Project Designer Engineer. Darren’s roles have been varied in CDE, ranging from Design to Project Management to Technical Sales, and in 2010 he was responsible for the Business Development of CDEnviro. That same year, he became a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. In 2017, Darren became the Business Development Director of CDEnviro and was responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to enable the business to grow responsibly and sustainably. In 2019 Darren was appointed as Business Development Director for CDE in North America.