We’re a family.
We may not be related (well, some of us are) but we support, encourage, and challenge each other as if we were.
We take good care of our people. We invest in their professional development to help them be the best they can. We encourage apprentices to take on more responsibility and move around the business, and our more experienced staff to continue formal learning.
Our people are loyal and often remain with the company for decades: we’ve given out 28 Breitling watches so far for 25 years’ service.
We also offer flexible working arrangements because family is the most important thing.
SKILLED TECHNICIANS AND ENGINEERS
MANUAL AND CNC MACHINES
Board Of Directors
Matt, son of Founder David Roy Bennett, had been involved in DRB as the company secretary since 2008, becoming more involved in the day-to-day running of the business as Vice Chairman and then Chairman, until he took over as CEO in 2015.
BA (Hons) Business, ACMA, FIoD
Hugh is a PLC-trained accountant with 25 years’ experience across many sectors including food manufacturing, general industry, distribution, wholesaling and consultancy. He spent a majority of his career with three of DRB’s key customers.
Engineering & Operations Director
Adam trained as an apprentice before joining DRB in 2005 as a mechanical fitter. He’s also worked in the project estimation team, and now manages all aspects of manufacturing. He now runs our engineering and operations teams.
ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS
Engineering Team Leader
Will has more than 13 years’ experience in engineering environments, working as a CNC milling programmer for 10 years before joining DRB in 2015. He heads up one our of two teams of production engineers.
Engineering Team Leader
Mike joined DRB straight from school as a Mechanical Manufacturing apprentice in 2011 and is currently studying for an MSc in Engineering Management. He heads up one our of two teams of production engineers.
Head of Innovation
Ben has more than seven years’ experience designing engineering solutions to a wide range of industries including supercar engine systems, safety-critical HGV components, and industrial plant equipment. He holds an Industrial Design degree from Loughborough University.
Head of Design
Dragos joined in 2018 with 6 years’ experience as a design engineer and drawing office manager, and now manages our team of in-house designers. He holds an MEng in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.
Head of Sales
Julie joined DRB as an administration assistant for the electrical team, and quickly progressed as her technical knowledge and interest in motors developed. After managing our technical components sales and technical team, she’s now managing the sales team.
Matt is a graduate of our Apprentice scheme, training as a competent CNC machinist and mechanical fitter. His technical background gives him a solid grounding now that he has moved into an account management role.
Charles has more than 10 years’ engineering experience, with an HNC in Operations Engineering.
Being involved in continual improvement projects led him to technical sales and account management roles.
Jordan joined DRB in 2012, bringing with him more than 10 years’ engineering industry experience, having previously worked as a supervisor for a hydraulic and pneumatic contractor based at Airbus, Broughton.
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