Meet the Ryedale Group Team2019-07-03T07:18:37+00:00

MEET THE EXPERIENCED RYEDALE GROUP TEAM – WHO WE ARE

JAMES BUFFONI

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Continuing the family business’s focus on excellence in customer care through quality and innovation. James earned his place in the family business by working up through the departments and topping it off with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

As a respected figure in the printing industry he contributes as a non-executive director of the British Printing Industries Federation.

Career at Ryedale Group: 16 years

Andy Reynoldson

ANDY REYNOLDSON

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Andy joined Ryedale Group in November 2018. Andy brings extensive production experience from within the print industry. He has worked at all managerial levels with over 25 years in commercial print sector, including 15 years as a Managing Director.

Additionally, Andy holds Eur. Ing, Chartered Engineer member of IOM3, has been a Board member at a number of charities, he has mentored at Hull university and currently mentors at a local secondary school.

Career at Ryedale Group/Hortipak: < 1 year

JULIE DAVIS

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Julie joined Ryedale Group in April 2019.

Julie has extensive experience at senior management level across both the public and commercial sectors. Additionally, she is Chair of the Finance Committee and Board Member for the charity Teacher Support Network.

Career at Ryedale Group/Hortipak: < 1 year

PHIL MABON

GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Phil is a member of the Ryedale Group management team and has 25 years’ experience working in the design and print industry, working within UK and European markets.

Phil and the Ryedale Group and Hortipak creative teams are focused on continuing to deliver industry leading solutions and innovative products for our customers.

Career at Ryedale Group/Hortipak: 5 years

GARY FRANKLAND

OPERATIONS  MANAGER

Since joining Ryedale Group from school at the age of 16, Gary has worked in a number of roles building up a vitally diverse set of skills over the years.

Gary is a pivotal member of our management team and oversees the day to day management of our production operations.

Career at Ryedale Group: 37 years

PAUL BUFFONI

OPERATIONAL PROJECT LEADER

Warehousing and distribution are Paul’s key areas of focus within Ryedale Group, designing and implementing the operational systems and processes that ensure our products arrive with our customers correct and on time.

As Operational Project Leader, Paul plays a pivotal role in the driving and delivery of strategic projects within Ryedale Group and Hortipak.

Career at Ryedale Group: 7 years

JONATHAN JEEVES

OFFICE MANAGER

Jonathan joined Ryedale Group with 13 years of experience in the creative industries. He brings experience of building and improving workflows in print and design.

Jonathan manages the Studio, Customer Service, Hospitality and Trade teams as well as major improvement programmes. His focus is on growing creative, dynamic teams and efficient working methodologies.

Career at Ryedale Group: <1 year

NICK SELLAR

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Nick Joined Ryedale Group in September 2018 from a career of over 20 years in print, focusing on client requirements – always aiming to exceed expectations.

Working with existing and new clients to provide an excellent service and range of products.

Career at Ryedale Group: <1 year

MARK HARRISON

ACCOUNT MANAGER – TRADE PRINT

Mark has worked for Ryedale Group for the last 21 years and has extensive experience in print production, estimating and account management.

Mark is our trade account manager and our trade & commercial print sales team leader as well as being a skilled estimator and works closely with our sales, production and project co-ordinating teams.

Career at Ryedale Group: 21 years

PAUL BUTTERFIELD

PRINT SALES CO-ORDINATOR

Paul is a member of our trade plastic print sales team. Also an experienced print estimator, Paul utilises his extensive print knowledge to ensure we deliver the best product solution for our customers.

Career at Ryedale Group: 4 years

SUSAN DODSWORTH

SALES

Having joined Ryedale Group seven years ago, Susan is part of our sales team focusing on our local customer base and the Hospitality sector.

Career at Ryedale Group: 8 years

JULIE BOWSKILL

SALES CO-ORDINATOR

Julie joined the Ryedale Group in early 2018. She is the Receptionist at our Kirkbymoorside Office and also works closely with the internal Sales Team as an administrator.

Career at Ryedale Group: 1 year

JOHN BUFFONI

SHAREHOLDER

John joined his father’s business in 1969 and later became joint owner of Ryedale Group.

As Managing Director since 1979, John oversaw the growth and development of Ryedale Group and Hortipak into market leading businesses and became Chairman of the now, proudly, 3rd generation run Group in 2017.

Career at Ryedale Group: 51 years

STEVE BUFFONI

SHAREHOLDER

Steve joined his father’s business in 1973 and later became joint owner of Ryedale Group.

Steve was pivotal in developing Ryedale Group into one of the world’s leading printers of plastic and has continued to introduce innovative production techniques into the business ensuring that both Ryedale Group and Hortipak remain leaders in their markets.

Career at Ryedale Group: 45 years