Carlin has spent most of the last seven years at Wates where he was Regional Managing Director for Construction Midlands. Before that he worked for nearly 20 years for Bowmer & Kirkland.
A proven leader in the construction industry, with over 40 years of experience, John has held Director and Managing Director roles in national and regional businesses for the last 20 years.
McLaughlin & Harvey said he “will be responsible for the operational delivery of regional projects and for building a commercial pipeline of future work using his extensive network of contacts.”
Paul Griffen, Managing Director, McLaughlin & Harvey, said: “I’m delighted that John has agreed to join the business and help to grow our presence in the region.
“We already have several projects on the ground for blue-chip clients such as BMW, Rolls Royce and Etex, and have recently delivered Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, which was the centrepiece venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletics programme and opening and closing ceremonies.
“Bringing John into the business now allows us to build on this solid foundation and I look forward to working with him and drawing on his considerable experience.”
Carlin added: “My experience in the industry is extensive and varied.
“Since 2005, managing all aspects of a high-performing region within two highly regarded construction companies, I have gained invaluable insight and expertise in not only construction-related challenges but transferable skills to any kind of business in the region.
“I have been impressed by McLaughlin & Harvey’s professionalism and capabilities since joining, and I’m excited to be part of their continued growth.”