Rowlette, a chartered accountant, has consulted for the company since it was established.

Rowlette’s role will incorporate the implementation of the company’s business plan, which will see its growth in Ireland and in the key overseas markets of Great Britain and the USA.

He commented: “This growth will only be achieved by being responsive to customer needs and by the introduction of relevant new products and services. This will see us build on the success of the TC 25 with the addition, over time, of new products. We will continue to invest in the development of the entire team to meet the challenges ahead”.

Mantis managing director Seamus McMenamin said, “I am delighted to have Robert on board as he brings a wealth of business experience to the company and will work with other team members in bringing the company to the next level”.