Internal promotion to the Board of Directors

Mansfield Pollard are delighted to announce a strategic enhancement to its leadership structure with the promotion of Ewelina Kaftanska from Head of Data Centre Operations to the pivotal role of Operations Director.


Reporting directly to CEO Lou Frankland, Ewelina will ultimately take full responsibility for the overall strategic planning and leadership of production and manufacturing across the business, including air handling, acoustic control, and data centre operations.

With a keen focus on performance streamlining, technological integration and sustainable manufacturing practices, Ewelina brings a wealth of experience of delivering time-critical, complex engineering projects in the UK and around the world.

Ewelina’s joins the Board at a time of significant growth and the appointment ensures a seamless operational transition whilst the business continues to deliver on its ambitious 5-year development plan.

Lou commented “The Mansfield Pollard brand has grown into a symbol of British manufacturing excellence and our reputation for quality in the marketplace has been hard earned over the previous decades. It’s a very exciting time to be at Mansfield Pollard and for UK manufacturing in general as we continue to push the boundaries in R&D, invest in new technologies and deliver real value for our customers and stakeholders.  Ewelina’s unyielding drive, passion, and dedication will raise the operational bar even higher and fundamentally advance our goal of being recognised as the UK’s leading air management specialist”

Ewelina’s is the latest addition to an already young and dynamic board and comes less than 18 months after the promotion of Shaun Cockcroft from Head of Engineering to Engineering Director.  These appointments are further confirmation of Mansfield Pollards commitment to continuous employee development and our core belief in fostering a culture where talent is recognized and promoted from within.

Lou remarked, “Ewelina’s progression is testament to our ethos of nurturing our team’s professional growth. By consistently supporting and investing in our employees, we develop individuals to become better, both professionally and personally.  By encouraging our employees to evolve within the organization, Mansfield Pollard is able to benefit from the wealth of internal talent available whilst simultaneously rewarding and recognising their efforts”

With Ewelina’s promotion, the Board of Directors expands to six members, proudly boasting a 50:50 gender split. This progressive gender parity not only underscores the businesses commitment to inclusivity at executive level but also champions the benefits of diverse thought leadership in all levels of decision-making. An equal gender split in a twelve strong senior leadership team in the heavily male dominated field of engineering and manufacturing serves to further cement Mansfield Pollard’s reputation as industry trailblazers for inclusivity and equality.

Ewelina said “I’m delighted to be joining the Board of Directors at one of the most progressive manufacturing companies in the UK.  I am confident that my experience to date combined with my philosophy that excellence is not a skill, but an attitude, will further advance our position as air management experts and ultimately contribute to the company vision to grow the company profitably, become the industry brand of choice and be recognised as the best employer in the region.