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About Mettop

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.

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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.

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Dr. Hans-Jörg Krassnig - Director of Sales

Hans-Jörg, a member of the Mettop team since 2020, can contribute his extensive expertise in various areas of metallurgy. 
After his education at the University of Leoben and his doctorate at the chair of non-ferrous metallurgy, he was employed in various areas of metallurgy and metallurgical plant construction.As Director of Sales, Hans-Jörg is responsible for all sales issues and awaits your enquiry. 

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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.               

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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! 

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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.

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Andreas Bobolik - Project management and assistant to the management

brings in his extensive knowledge, especially through his previous positions as site manager and project manager in the field of metallurgical plant building.

Now he supports the Mettop team in his function as project leader and in addition as assistant to the management he especially supports Dr. Iris Filzwieser. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Matthias Lindthaler - Diploma student

is a diploma student within the company since spring 2019.

His areas of specialization include digitization and industry 4.0. Matthias is thus a key competence and will continue this topic in the course of his dissertation after completing his studies in industrial environmental protection at the Montanuniversität Leoben.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 
                                  

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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). 

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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. 

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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. 

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