We are a team of innovative technicians focused on the metallurgical industry. During the last years, Mettop developed new technologies, resulting in high economic benefits as well as new safety standards for our customers. Being always close to our customers, listening to their needs and reacting fast and efficiently is the soul of our company; our passionate and energetic team is ready for this daily challenge. Creating innovative system solutions for a mutual successful future together with our customers is the main goal of our journey.
DR. ANDREAS FILZWIESER - CEO
got his master degree (M.sc.) in Metallurgy from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, in 1996 and his PhD. in 2000. Between 1996 and 2000 he worked as research assistant at the Non-Ferrous Department, University of Leoben, being a deputy of the head of this department for the last two years. Subsequently he joined RHI, Vienna, Austria, as head of the technical marketing department. From 2002 to 2005 Andreas Filzwieser was the managing director of the RHI Non-Ferrous Metals Engineering GmbH, Leoben, Austria.
He founded Mettop GmbH in May 2005, being active as managing director since then .
In January 2014 he co-founded UrbanGold GmbH.
In May 2016 PolyMet Solutions GmbH, Leoben, Austria, a 50/50 joint venture between Mettop GmbH and SMS Group, Düsseldorf, Germany, was established. Andreas Filzwieser is also the managing director of PolyMet Solutions.
DR. IRIS FILZWIESER - CFO
got her master degree (M.sc.) in Metallurgy from the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria in 2001 and her PhD in 2005. Between 2001 and 2004 she worked as research assistant at the Non Ferrous Department, University of Leoben.
She founded Mettop GmbH in May 2005. Since then she is active as managing director of Mettop and responsible for finance and all general company management functions.
In January 2014 she co -founded UrbanGold GmbH.
DI Stefan Wallner - Senior Metallurgist
joined Mettop in July 2016, he graduated in Metallurgy at the Montanuniversität Leoben and in Mineral Engineering at Columbia University, New York.
With more than 20 years of international experience in different leading management positions, he has special know-how in refractory and cooling technologies, as well as in safety concepts and risk analysis of metallurgical plants.
Dr. Martina Hanel - Senior Metallurgist
joined Mettop in October 2015 after finishing her PhD at the Department of Ferrous Metallurgy at the Montanuniversität Leoben.
She is mainly responsible for introducing the cooling technology ILTEC to the iron and steel market but also in charge of all topics related to marketing, online presence and public relations activities.
Stefan Ruhs - Head of Engineering
he holds core competence within the construction team since the very beginning of Mettop.
After finishing the HTL Leoben, with focus on metallurgy, he started at the engineering department, being its head now since 2010.
In this position he is mainly responsible for coordinating the construction team, but also for supervisions, start-ups and special on-site support for the customer.
Kornelia Töplitzer - Office Administration
is part of the team since April 2010.
She is responsible for administration, accounting, the dunning department, and helps to keep our organisation run smoothly.
Marvin Münzer - Engineering Departement
joined Mettop in March 2010 and started in the engineering department after finishing the HTL Leoben with special focus on metallurgy.
Meanwhile he is also responsible for project management and process optimisation with Mettop`s gas purging system.
David Schwarz - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
David is part of the construction and engineering department, optimally qualified for this since he graduated at the HTL in Kapfenberg, Austria with the special focus on plant engineering. After having 10 years of experience in the steelmaking industry, he found his way to Mettop in early spring 2018.
Ever since David is an essential part of the Mettop team not only within his core competence on engineering for copper electrolysis.
MSc. Tobias Hangler - Metallurgist
finished his study of Metallurgy in Leoben with the special focus on foundry and metal forming technology in June 2018. The research focus for his master theses was in the field of ILTEC Technology for cooling innovations for the non-ferrous casting industry together with the chair of casting research at the university.
With a background in international business studies he understands the needs of the industry for a rapid and cost effective product development.
Birgit Kaufmann - Engineering Departement
is part of the Mettop team since September 2015 after finishing the HTL Leoben, with focus on metallurgy.
She is part of the construction team with the special area of expertise in drawing piping and instrumentation drawings (PID´s).
Patrick Grössinger - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Patrick joined Mettops engineering department in September 2018.
After having graduated from the HTBL Kapfenberg and having 5 years experience as engineer, he is now responsible for all ILTEC related engineering work.
Daniel Pacurariu - ENGINEERING DEPARMENT
Daniel joined Mettop after having graduated from the HTBLA in Zeltweg, Austria.
As a part of the engineering department he is responsible of all topics related to construction. He is also operating as certified and approved safety officer.
Claudia Kohlmaier - Controlling
is since October 2017 master of numbers and balance sheets.
After successful completion of education in the field of industrial management and with many years of experience and qualifications in the field of controlling she supports the executives.
Julian Schütz - Project Assistant
Since July 2018 he is part of the team after attending the University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum with a focus on international business.
He is responsible for the quality management, logistics and acts as a project assistant.
Anna Altrichter - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
joined the Mettop-Team in October 2018. After graduating from HTL Leoben in the department of Metallurgy and Environmental Engineering, she now supports the engineering department.
Her focus is mainly in the field of refractory 3D engineering.
Nina-Sophie Gößler - SALES DEPARTMENT
is mainly responsible for the sales department since beginning of the year 2018.
After having finished the HLW (Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Wirtschaft) in Leoben with the higher school certificate, Nina now provides assistance in all matters concerning customer relationship and sales.
Martin-Franz Reiter - Sales Department
His main responsibility is to handle our sales activities, improve bilateral relationships and to optimize communications on global scale.
Due to his experience as calculation engineer, he also supports our engineering department with analytical calculations and empirical solutions, mainly in the field of structural and thermal analysis.
Martin also holds tasks as an internal project manager, in order to keep the increasing demand for Mettop’s tailormade solutions professionally processed – following Mettop’s compliance standards for BAT (best available technologies)
Alexander Schöllenbauer - ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
Alexander operates since April 2019 as engineer in the field of P&ID´s and flowsheets. Due to his simultaneously running studies at Montanuniversität Leoben, he provides a lot of background knowledge in metallurgy and mechanical engineering.
He gained his practical experience in private sector as well as at the university, so he is a valuable member in our engineering team.
Beate Wieser - SALES DEPARTMENT
joined the team in May 2018 as part of the sales department.
Having 23 years of experience in extended internal sales, while besides attending evening school, Beate is responsible for all issues related to requests, offers, orders, transport, incoming goods and many more.
Ivona Tomic - Office Administration
Ivona attended the HLW in Leoben, before she started her apprenticeship for office administration.
Ever since, she supports the sales department.
Gernot Pauli - KONSTRUKTIONSABTEILUNG
After a technical education he spent most of his professional life, interrupted by activities in quality management and as an expert in the automotive industry, in construction in various areas such as plant, machine and vehicle construction
His current activities includes the generation of layouts and the detail engineering of equipment for electrolysis.
Stoyka Velikova - Payroll accounting
Stoyka joined the company after having finished her studies in business administration and two year of pracice in office work.
Since autumn 2018 she is mainly responsible for payroll accounting.
Florian Filzwieser - Project team member
is working as part of the construction and engineering team for several years now, he is project-related a helping hand in all issues and matters.
Christina Reinbacher - Housekeeping staff
Since the early beginnings, Christina is responsible for the order and cleanness of the office rooms, common room and lavatory.
Total chaos and mess? Just a question of time without Christina.