Drayton makes duo of appointments

Published:  28 June, 2019

Drayton has made a duo of appointments to its Plymouth team, further strengthening its engineering and marketing departments.

Following 12 years at Schneider Electric in Grenoble, Bruno Lomba (pictured) joins the Drayton team as Marketing Director for the Residential Temperature Controls division.

Lomba holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Grenoble University (France) and previously led the Home Energy Management Solutions division at Energy Management Business of Schneider Electric. As Marketing Director, Lomba will be responsible for the strategic marketing plan including product development and building integrated marketing campaigns. This will enable the Drayton brand to reinforce its leading position within the trade market as well as develop consumer awareness of the brand.

Bolstering Drayton’s engineering department, Jamie Bennett has been appointed as Engineering Director for Residential Temperature Controls. In his new position, he will play a significant role in Drayton’s digital transformation within the Smart Home arena.

Bennett has a wealth of experience working with software and embedded systems for more than 20 years. After studying for his BSc in Computer Science and MSc in Software Engineering, he started his career as a software developer in the gaming industry before leading Engineering teams for companies including Linaro, ARM, Trustonic, and Canonical (Ubuntu).

Remi Volpe, Managing Director at Drayton, said: “We are thrilled to have both Bruno and Jamie joining the Drayton team here in Plymouth. With customer demand for Smart Home solutions continuing to rise, having Bruno and Jamie on board will intensify our efforts in bringing our Wiser solution up to the next level without losing focus on our range of traditional products.

“Bruno has extensive experience in developing residential connected solutions, focused on quality and top class user experience, while Jamie brings with him an extensive knowledge of the connected devices market and how the Internet of Things will shape future technologies. In their respective roles, these new additions will help further strengthen our Wiser offering and cement Drayton at the forefront of smart heating technology.”

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