The Drake Group has announced the appointment of Sam Drake and Maggie Nilson as Directors, effective immediately.
Remaining Chair of the Board, John Drake was proud to confirm the appointments of his son and daughter.
“I believe they will continue to bring outstanding value to the business,” he said.
“Their addition inaugurates a third generation of family involvement in the management, leadership and ownership of The Drake Group.
“These well-deserved appointments follow many years of commitment and effort by Sam and Maggie both in the business and in the industry more broadly.”
Drake and Nilson bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their new roles as Directors. Having held various positions in The Drake Group, they have experienced most facets of the business.
The Drake Group said both Drake and Nilson are excited about the opportunities their new roles will bring in allowing them to continue the growth and success of the company.
“At the same time, they acknowledge the enduring significance of The Drake Group’s strong foundational values in forging the future ahead,” it said in a statement.
Sam Drake told Trailer it has been a lifelong dream to fulfil the role as Director in his family’s business.
“Obviously, the business has been a huge part of my life growing up through to this point and I am looking forward to the future,” he said.
“Manufacturing in Australia certainly has its challenges and is becoming increasingly difficult; however, our business continues to produce market leading and high-quality products that I am proud of.
“The key to maintaining success and growing our business continues to be good design and innovation, reliable supply chain, lean manufacturing, quality control and of course our great staff and customers, all of which I am grateful for and will continue to nurture and support.”
Maggie Nilson told Trailer she was also very privileged to accept the new position.
“I am excited to lead the business and continue to expand on the foundations of quality, innovation, and advanced manufacturing that our business is built on,” she said.
“My father and grandfather built this business on family values and our intention is to keep it that way as we continually adapt, pivot, and grow The Drake Group as leading Australian manufacturers.”