Drumgrange Management Changes

Since its formation in 1979, George Howe has been Managing Director of Drumgrange and the driving force behind its growth and success. To ensure the company continues to thrive and expand, Drumgrange is pleased to announce the following organisational changes.

Mark Merrifield has been appointed as Strategy Director and will work alongside George and the existing management team to develop and implement a strategic plan for the company. Following an initial handover period Mark Merrifield will assume the role of Managing Director and George Howe will become the Executive Chairman.

Mark brings a wealth of commercial experience to the company, having been Managing Director of Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems; a similar sized business to Drumgrange operating in the defence market sector.

As Executive Chairman, George Howe will continue to oversee the strategic direction and financial performance of the company, assisted by a new, strengthened Board. The Board will comprise:

  • George Howe – Executive Chairman
  • Brenda Howe – Director
  • Mark Merrifield – Managing Director
  • Abigail Abraham – Non-Executive Director
  • Robbie Howe – Non Executive Director
  • Peter Hardman – Technical Director

George Howe commented:  “I am confident these important changes will ensure the continued strength of Drumgrange both as a successful commercial enterprise and as a rewarding place to work. I know that Mark’s extensive experience, knowledge of the industry and his professionalism will ensure a positive future for Drumgrange.”

About the Company:

Drumgrange is a thriving independent UK systems engineering house with a proven track record for the rapid realisation of demanding defence industry design tasks combined with high quality manufacturing. Drumgrange is expert in the integration of existing technology to create successful, cost effective solutions and is backed by the full range of in house support services. In addition, Drumgrange supplies an expanding range of UK quality specialised off the shelf products to worldwide commercial and defence markets. Drumgrange products are in service with the UK Armed Forces at home and overseas, NATO forces and Foreign Militaries.

For further details, contact: Tanya Price, Marketing Manager,

Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2019