Lee Mangham is the Technical Manager at the Element Sheffield laboratory, he is responsible for a wide variety of technical content and has over 30 years of experience in mechanical testing.

Lee has worked with Element for over 30 years. He is experienced in many roles, including Quality Management, Operations Management, and is now the Technical Manager, based in the Element Sheffield laboratory.

He is responsible for a wide variety of highly technical content within the business including technical content for procedures, training new colleagues, and developing new and bespoke tests. He is also involved in auditing processes, to ensure compliance with all the necessary standards.



Lee is experienced with numerous governing bodies including UKAS, Nadcap, and Aerospace primes.

He has developed scaffolding tests to satisfy a need within the industry and input into Fastener standards via BSi Committees. In addition to this, he is part of the creep testing development team on Element’s frames. 


Career highlights

  • Design and project management experience moving a laboratory to a new site.
  • Implemented 5S and SQDC cultures.
  • Set up scaffolding testing to be the only lab in Element that provides this service.
  • Winning numerous awards under his leadership including; a 5S global award, two operational excellence awards, three safety awards, a growth award, and another 5S award.



Professional qualifications

  • HNC in Mechanical Engineering


Affiliations / memberships / working groups / conferences 

  • Part of the Aerospace standards committee
  • Nadcap TAG team member 


Sector expertise

Aerospace, Defence, Energy, Medical, and Industrials.


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