December, 2021 – Appointment of Derek Loughlin

December, 2021

Tribe Tech Group 

Appointment of Executive Director 

Tribe Tech Group (“Tribe Tech” or “the Company”), a market-leading developer and manufacturer of autonomous drill rig and sampling technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Loughlin as Executive Director. 

Derek has over 30 years of global experience as a Mining Equipment, Technology & Services professional, with extensive insights into Mine Production and Exploration Drilling Technologies, products and services. 

He held multiple positions at Boart Longyear, a Percussive Drilling Products and Exploration Drilling Services company, for over 17 years. Derek was also Chief Executive and Global Business Development Director at Imdex Limited, a Mining Support Services and Technology Company, for over a decade. 

Derek has assisted companies in the commercialisation of their technology for the mineral drilling industry, and has an extensive range of contacts amongst the industry professionals, developing key business relationships. Derek is currently Director at CoreMAX Ltd and Managing Director at Drillbridge Pty Ltd. 

Charlie King, Managing Director, commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Derek as Executive Director at Tribe Tech. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the Mining Equipment, Technology & Services industry that will enable Tribe Tech to further our goals of becoming the foremost producer of autonomous mining and sampling equipment.”

Derek Loughlin commented: “I am pleased to be joining Tribe Tech as Executive Director at this exciting growth stage. I look forward to working with the team to advance our services and to helping facilitate safety and efficiency across the mining and sampling industries.”


For further information, please visit or contact:

Tribe Technology Group 
Charlie King, Managing Director via Tavistock

Tavistock (Financial PR)
Rebecca Hislaire / Gareth


About Tribe Tech

Tribe Tech was founded in 2019 to create a safer, more efficient work environment in the mining industry. Backed by a combined 257 years of experience, the Company was originally established in Australia to service its multinational clients. Since then, Tribe Tech has increased its staff complement to become the largest dedicated RC drill engineering team in the business and has developed a reputation for automating the toughest tasks in the industry. In the process, Tribe Tech has grown globally with offices and world-class manufacturing facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as Australia. 

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