Our Team

Andrew Jankel
Andrew JankelChairman
Andrew entered the family business straight from school and learned on the job. He worked across many areas of the business before taking on responsibilities including business development, project management, product development and finance. Andrew describes himself as enthusiastic, positive and unflappable, and is inspired by the people in Jankel, who work with purpose and focus on delivering exceptional products to all our customers.
John Kyler
John KylerPresident, Jankel USA
John joined Jankel in 2020, following six year career at JCB where he was responsible for government and defence contracts. John is a retired Marine Corps Officer with 20+ years service and he brings his leadership and project management expertise to Jankel’s DOD and military customers looking for program management or program analysis as well as all sectors requiring critical thought, planning, supervision and training.
Pankaj Patel
Pankaj PatelGroup Chief Financial Officer
Pank has 25 years’ experience working in major blue-chip corporates and has been part of some iconic projects including the UK’s first offshore wind farm, the Palm Island in Dubai and the F1 circuit at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. Now applying his expertise and attention to detail in the SME sector, Pank is responsible for our financial, commercial, strategic and operational success.
Dan Crosby
Dan CrosbyCommercial Director
With an engineering and financial services background, Dan joined Jankel’s Sales & Marketing department 17 years ago. Since then, he has gained significant expertise in international business development, project management, product development, procurement and customer service, alongside implementing and delivering business growth strategies for Jankel companies within the global defence and security sector.
Sam Foreman
Sam ForemanHead of Sales and Marketing
With a background In Product Design, Sam joined the Jankel Engineering team in 2009 and worked across a number of international projects before moving into Technical Sales (Special Projects) for five years. In 2017, Sam took on the role of running the company’s sales team and, following the completion of his MBA, now looks after the global Sales and Marketing team.
Richard Semmens
Richard SemmensOperations Director
Richard is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Skilled in DMAIC, Operations Management, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Root Cause Analysis, and Continuous Improvement. Strong business development professional with a Black Belt focused in Manufacturing Six Sigma from Smallpeice Enterprises.
Keith Balshaw
Keith BalshawDirector of Human Resources
Keith worked as a lab technician in the specialist area of human heart valve prosthetics before his career moved into retail and operations management and HR. He ran his own HR consultancy and was an HR director before joining Jankel to manage the HR function. Resourceful and with a commitment to helping others to fulfil their potential, Keith’s role at Jankel involves developing and building our teams as well as managing legislative and regulatory requirements.