John Ruddleston

John Ruddleston

John Ruddleston

Advisor Profile

John Ruddleston

Manufacturing Advisor: South West


  • Lean process improvement
  • Change management
  • Staff engagement
  • Factory management
  • Efficiency improvement
  • Policy deployment


  • Aerospace
  • Food & Drink
  • Engineering
  • General manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Logistics

About John

Prior to joining MAS, John was a business consultant working in America and Europe. Having worked with SMEs and multinational businesses, he has extensive experience in a broad range of manufacturing businesses and cultures and believes very much in the hands on approach.

John has a keen interest in the psychology behind lean and manufacturing improvements, which helps him bring about staff engagement and long term sustainability.


John has a Fellowship of Manufacturing Management from Cranfield University.

What excites you about your day-to-day work?

“The opportunity to pass on my skills and knowledge picked up over the last 30+ years. Also to watch a business grow and get excited about the future and the future improvements that will add value as they go forward.”

In a typical day, what is guaranteed to put a smile on your face?

“The adaptability of people to overcome challenges that at first looked impossible and then with support become just another opportunity.”