Meet Our Team | Shayne Ford

By Protolan

As we carry on the pursuit of showcasing our talented team, we are proud to introduce Shayne Ford. Shayne has been with Protolan for coming up to a year, however, his knowledge and experience in the food and drinks industry stretches far beyond that! Read below to find out more of Shayne’s interesting and world-reaching career. 

“My name is Shayne Ford and have over 35 years of experience within the Food and Beverage FMCG industry.

I’m a Senior Project Manager and I have been working with Protolan since the start of 2021. Within the short time I have been on the Protolan team, I have been involved with projects for many household names across a large spectrum of different sectors.

Shayne Ford

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My working life has been with the FMCG industry , mainly within Brewing and Soft Drinks. I started as an apprentice with a company that made equipment for the brewing industry, I then moved to work for a large branded soft drink company spending over 25 years with them where I completed my engineering degree.

I was responsible for  delivering capital projects, managing a production site and then moving into the international business when this was set up. During my time in the international team I was lucky to travel across the world, spending much time in USA, China, India and Dubai to name a few!

After Years with a large company , it’s been great to join a small growing team that are all working towards the same common goals and sharing the same vision. One item that I like and enjoy is that we have a team of people from across the range of work experience, from people still doing their degree, to those just graduated and then the ‘old timers’ like myself , so it has been great to give back to those early in their early working life. It’s a great team where doing well is acknowledged and feedback is encouraged and listened too.

Alongside my extensive career, I have been married for over 21 years and we have a daughter who is now in her 3rd Year at University studying Mechanical Engineering whom I am very proud of. My main interests are off-roading and touring – we have taken one of my Land Rover Defenders to Morocco for touring in the dessert! We are also in the process of a nuts and bolt restoration of a 1972 Triumph Spitfire too. Lastly, we also have a 2 year old German Shepard who we enjoy walking and loves to play ball and visit the office with the other Protolan pooches!”


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