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Drayton appoints new product owner

Published: 24 August 2023 - DIY Week

Drayton has welcomed Merlin Milner as Product Owner for Water-based Heating Systems, who will support the leading controls manufacturer in expanding its offering of smart home solutions, including its Wiser and Digistat ranges. 


Merlin joins Schneider Electric as part of the UK-based Drayton team, following four years as the Head of Strategic Product Development at Aspen Pumps, where he spearheaded the launch of many successful product ranges. This forms part of a longstanding career in product development, spanning over 25 years. 

Merlin will bring his extensive knowledge, gained developing both residential and commercial controls, to Drayton. With his primary focus to create and expand existing product lines in the UK, which will feed into the wider Schneider Electric portfolio, Merlin looks forward to working with Drayton customers to provide efficient and forward-facing products that will benefit households across the country. 

Merlin, says: “I am excited to be joining Schneider Electric as part of the Drayton team and I particularly look forward to getting to know our customers and understanding their requirements as the way we manage our homes continues to adapt in light of intuitive technology.

“With demands for smart controls soaring, I am confident that my years of experience will culminate to further establish key Drayton products such as Wiser and Digistat, while expanding the company’s offering wider.”

To find out more about Drayton and its range of smart products, visit


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