RDS Technology (UK) - After 40 years with the company, Richard Danby has taken the decision to retire as Managing Director. Richard has been with RDS since the company’s formative years working out of a chicken shed, through to the current day, where the business employs over 95 people and sells to 28 countries. In the early days, the challenge was trying to get the industry to accept the concept of electronics on farm and other mobile machinery; the situation today is very different - a walk round any mobile machinery exhibition and you struggle to find any machinery not equipped with electronics.
RDS, based in Minchinhampton, Stroud, UK, is part of the US Company, DigiStar. Richard comments that “The agricultural and mobile machinery industry in general is currently undergoing a sea-change in the application of electronics technology. With DigiStar’s investment and long term strategy, RDS will be further strengthening its position as a leading player in these markets”.
The new person at the helm at RDS will be Angela Simkins. Angela has wide experience in the electronics manufacturing industry, and most recently has been running a sensor manufacturing company, supplying the off-highway and other sectors.
Angela takes over her responsibilities in January 2014, at which point Richard will step down, and be retained by the company in a non-executive role.
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