Wayne Ford, Technical Project Manager

Wayne Ford of Garmendale Theme Park Engineering
Wayne Ford inside the Derbyshire Factory

Wayne Ford is the Technical Project Manager for Garmendale, working on many of our biggest projects. He joined the business from Stage One UK, having been at WGH Transportation for over 21 years before that.


Having studied for an OND in Engineering and an HNC in CAD/CAM, he joined WGH on an initial six month placement to establish digital design standards in a drawing office that had always worked with traditional drawing boards.


During his time with WGH, Wayne worked on roller coasters and rides across the UK and beyond. The Balloon School and Dragon’s Apprentice at Legoland Windsor and The Jellikins and Rhombus Rocket at Fantasy Island – amongst many, many others were all projects he worked on both the design and build.


After WGH, Wayne joined Stage One UK – One of the leading theatrical staging companies in the world. They specialise in performance machinery for stadiums, theatres and live events.


Wayne, is married with three young children and lives in Doncaster. He grew up with a father in the army so traveled much of the far east and world before returning to the UK to study for his GCSE’s and entering the field of engineering.