Having been part of the James Heal team for over 25 years, Neil Pryke has been promoted to the position of Managing Director (MD) of PPT Group UK, Halifax/UK, a role in which he will cover not only James Heal, but also partner brand Mecmesin, Slinford/UK.
Established in 1872, engineering company James H. Heal & Co. Ltd., Halifax, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Having joined the company’s innovation department as a Mechanical Design Engineer, Pryke worked his way up to become Operations and Innovation Director, and Manager of the Halifax site. He was a major player in setting up and developing manufacturing facilities and operations in Halifax, and the creation and development of instruments such as the best-selling Titan CRE tensile tester.
He was also instrumental in developing the James Heal brand, working with the Design Council in 2011. This knowledge and experience in engineering, innovation and design will be invaluable as the Mecmesin product range develops.