Mandy Ridyard has held the role of Financial Director at Produmax since she led a buy out of the company in 1997.
Produmax are aerospace engineers and are global experts in flight control components and assemblies (the bits that make the flaps work).
Produmax had grown rapidly over the last five years and exports 70% of its turnover worldwide. Its vision is to be an engineering superhero.
Mandy is passionate about engagement and received a Top 100 in Manufacturing award for culture change. She drives an apprenticeship programme at Produmax that has seen the average age of the company drop to 35 and the headcount double.
Her leadership has seen Produmax win two prestigious national aerospace awards.