Dave Tiso | Managing Director
Dave was appointed Managing DIrector of Ishida Europe in May 2015.
Dave joined Ishida in 2008 as Finance Director, having previously held the position of CFO at the boards of the Advantica Group and Energis Polksa before that. He is a qualified chartered accountant with significant management expertise gained with the oil and gas, telecoms, and electricity industries. In addition to the UK, Dave has also worked in Poland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand.
Adrian Sunter | Technical Director
Adrian joined Ishida to take on the challenge of bringing high quality machine production to the UK and to develop Europe centric products. Having started his technical training with Marconi, Adrian joined Autopack in Malvern in 1981 where he became a key member of the team that designed and built the UK’s first range of Multihead weighers and incidentally the world’s first waterproof Multihead weigher. On leaving Autopack he and three others set up Masterweigh specialising in niche Multihead weighers and linear weighing machines before bringing his expertise to Ishida in 1990.
Mike Heffernan | Sales Director - Core products
Mike rejoined Ishida in 2010, having spent 17 years as Managing Director of multihead weigher manufacturer Yamato Scale Dataweigh UK, and Yamato GmbH. His first stint with Ishida Europe was as Sales Manager, where he played a pivotal role in the early success of Ishida. Mike has over 30 years' experience in the weighing and packing industry.
Ulrich Carlin Nielsen | Director of Business Solutions
Ulrich joined Ishida in 2006 as a Board member responsible for Ishida Integrated Solutions, which handles large projects in the fresh foods sector. Previously, Ulrich worked at Scanvaegt as Sales and Projects Manager, responsible for automatic weighing solutions. He was educated at Herning Institute of Business Administration and Technology, now part of Aarhus University.
Steve Jones | Marketing Director
Steve joined Ishida in 2008 as Senior Product Manager - Multihead Weighers. He was appointed to the Board as Product Strategy Director in November 2013 and then promoted to Marketing Director in 2014. Previously, he worked at Renishaw plc in Production, Design and Global Product Management. Steve holds a First Class BEng (Hons) in Electronics Engineering, the Chartered Institute of Marketing's Post Graduate Diploma, and the Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction. He is a Fellow of the IoD and also a Chartered Marketer.
Mark Jennings | Finance Director
Mark joined Ishida in 2006, acting as Head of Finance for six years before being appointed Finance Director. He is a Chartered Accountant who began his career at Coopers & Lybrand and has held senior financial positions at a number of international manufacturers for many years.
John Priest | Operations Director
John joined Ishida in 1999 as Manufacturing Manager and was appointed to the Board as Operations Director in 2006. John began his career with GKN as a Manufacturing Engineer. Prior to joining Ishida, he spent 16 years in Western Canada, where for 8 years he owned and developed his own farm implement manufacturing business. John holds an honours degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a post graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance.