Following the retirement of Steve Ripley as Managing Director of aluminium foundry Skaigh Engineering at the beginning of July, a new team is now leading the business.
Steve had worked at Skaigh for over 40 years adding a purpose-built, modern, CNC machine shop to the services that the company offers. Family members Tess, Steve's sister, and brother in-law, Barry are still with the family firm, alongside managers Nick Newman, Mike Harper and Matt Edmondson who have now also invested in the business and joined the senior management team as directors.
Skaigh Engineering is a second generation, family run, aluminum gravity diecasting foundry based in Devon. The foundry was started by George and Joan Ripley in 1966. When George retired, John, Di, Steve and Tess took over the management of the business.
General Operations Director, Nick Newman said, “Steve has been instrumental in guiding the company through many changes and economic challenges whilst making significant investments in the business, and we would all like to wish him well for his retirement. The other directors and myself are excited about the challenge ahead and this opportunity which will allow Skaigh to continue to grow and continue to offer excellent customer service.”