Angela Simkins has been appointed managing director of Minchinhampton- based RDS Technology.
Angela has 25 years of general management experience and more recently has spent 10 years in an electronic engineering environment.
A chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, she gained a Master's degree in Lean Operations.
Angela's arrival at RDS coincides with a rapidly expanding market for off-road vehicle electronics. The firm has been making electronic instruments for agriculture since 1969, from weighing systems to spraying controls.
Angela said: "Following the acquisition of RDS by the US company, Digistar in late 2012, and the expanded and expanding technology base, the company is now poised to further enhance its current leading position in this growth market, in both the agricultural and construction sectors."
RDS is a major supplier of hi-tech electronic monitoring and control systems to the mobile machinery industry.
The company sells into 30 export markets and was named Business of the Year in the 2012 Stroud Life Business Awards.