Ted Riddle joined Akoya in 2021 to lead Akoya’s Industrial Manufacturing Sector.
Ted is a senior executive with more than 35 years of experience in the metals production, distribution, fabrication, and finishing segment. He has a proven track record of partnering with a variety of stakeholders, including boards of directors, investors, and lenders.
In his most recent role as President & COO of National Material L.P., a private investment firm with 23 multinational companies and 3,500+ employees, Ted was responsible for P&L of the entire firm, served on the boards of its joint ventures alongside partners – AK Steel, POSCO, Marubeni Itochu, Heidtman Steel, Hammond Power Solutions – and was instrumental in completing numerous acquisitions. He also served on the board of Metals Service Center Institute.
Previously, Ted served as CEO of Arch Acquisition Holdings (portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital) where he led the turnaround of the groups’ aluminum mills and subsequent sale process to strategic buyers.
He also served for over a decade with Ryerson as Vice President and General Manager, with P&L responsibility for 24 plants. During that period, Ted served on the executive team that took the company public, helped scale the company from $2B to $6B+, and made numerous operational improvements through Lean implementation.
Ted holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Economics from Winthrop University and a Corporate Governance Certification from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.