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.
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.
Dr. Martina Hanel - Senior Metallurgist
joined Mettop in October 2015 after completing her doctorate at the Institute of Iron and Steel Metallurgy at the University of Leoben.
In addition to the position as assistant to the management, she is mainly responsible for the subject area ILTEC, from customer acquisition to quotation preparation to project handling.
In addition, projects on many other topics are also handled under her leadership.
Dr. Hans-Jörg Krassnig - Director of Sales
DI Manuel Seidl - Head of Engineeing Department
is Mettop’s head of engineering and he contributes core competences in the structural & mechanical design of machineries and steel constructions.
After successfully graduating at the higher technical college in Kapfenberg, with special emphasis on machine and plant engineering, Manuel consequently increased his skill level. By finishing his Masters Degree at the Montanuniversität Leoben on the one hand side and simultaneously working as an engineer for an internationally operating company, on the other hand side, Manuel became a very valuable expert for the entire industry and he perfectly meets Mettop’s approach for excellence!
Gunda Griessmann - Marketing Communication
Joined Mettop GmbH and UrbanGold GmbH at the end of February 2021 after several years of professional experience in a large international corporation. Her education as a Bachelor Professional for Marketing and Management makes her responsible for all marketing communication relevant topics.
Andreas Bobolik - Project management and assistant to the management
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.
DI Tim Haslinger - SITE MANAGER
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.
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.
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.
Michael Rothwangl - Engineering Departement
Michael graduated from HTBL Kapfenberg in mechanical engineering and was then able to gain many years of experience in metallurgical plant engineering.
Since June 2021, he is supporting the design department with his knowledge of plant design from conceptual design to workshop drawing.
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.
Andrè Stocker - Engineering Departement
After his apprenticeship as a metalworking technician in a large international refractories company, he began studying "International Petroleum Engineering" at the University of Leoben.
Since 2019 he has been part of the Engineering Department and is jointly responsible for the ILTEC system and the copper coolers. He is also responsible for warehouse management and other technical tasks.
Birgit Kaufmann - ENGINEERING DEPARTEMENT
DI Matthias Lindthaler - HEAD OF INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS
Matthias started as a diploma student in spring 2019 and completed his studies in Industrial Environmental Protection at the University of Leoben. Through his more than 7 years of work as an IT expert, he has specialised in digitalisation and the topic of Industry 4.0.
Since June 2020 Matthias is a permanent member of the Mettop team and supports with his expertise in refractory purchasing.
Nina-Sophie Gößler - PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
is mainly responsible for the purchasing 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 suppliers relations and purchasing.
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.
Stoyka Velikova - Payroll accounting
completing her studies in business administration in Bulgaria and further
trainings in Austria in the areas of payroll and accounting, Stoyka has been
responsible for payroll and accounting tasks in our office since 2018.
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.