Paul Birtles is the Operations Director for Produmax Limited, an aerospace parts manufacturer in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Born and bred in Bradford, Paul completed an engineering apprenticeship in 1985 at Renold Gears while attending Bradford College on day release.
Paul has led teams in the textile and medical design fields before achieving his first directorship in 2005. He moved to the aerospace industry with Produmax in 2012.
He is an active champion of youth engagement, and serves on the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering board of Keighley College. He is Vice Chair of the Centre of Excellence: Science, the Environment and Technology (CE:SET), and believes that young people are the key to the future. Paul takes a holistic view of problem-solving, leading to innovative solutions involving many areas of the business.